/r/DigitalPainting

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Welcome!

The purpose of r/DigitalPainting is to nurture growing artists. Be prepared to receive constructive critique on your art. Be active and participate in the conversations, give critiques! Being able to recognize and give constructive criticism will mark your growth as well as help others! Have any questions? Stop on by the infamous Wobbly Wednesdays!

Welcome!

The purpose of r/DigitalPainting is to nurture growing artists. Be prepared to receive constructive critique on your art. Be active and participate in the conversations, give critiques! Being able to recognize and give constructive criticism will mark your growth as well as help others! Have any questions? Stop on by the infamous Wobbly Wednesdays!

Need to find resources and apps?

Check out our awesome wiki!

How to get started in digital painting

Come paint and grow with us. You'll be glad you did.


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Submission Policies

  1. Artwork must be your own
  2. You have to leave a comment about what you struggled with, context, or techniques you were experimenting with, so that commenters can better help you. You get one hour to post your comment before it is subject to removal.
  3. All art must be linked from imgur, tumblr or deviantart. Before you message us about not being able to directly upload art, read more here.
  4. Self posts may include links to software and blogs
  5. Links to process videos are only allowed if they're not on the submitted page.
  6. Photobashing is not allowed. Read more here.
  7. Self-promotional top comments are not allowed. your entire submission will be removed.Read more here
  8. Submissions with the artist's name in the title will be removed. Read more here
  9. Animations are not allowed.
  10. You only get to post a maximum of one post every 24 hours.
  11. No artwork made more than a year ago.
  12. No AI generated images.

Wobbly Wednesdays

Wobbly Wednesday is where new artists asks questions regarding digital painting and more experienced artists tries to answer. Check out the archive here.


Other great subreddits to check out:

  • New to drawing? Check out /r/ArtFundamentals!

  • Want people to paint? there are plenty over at /r/redditgetsdrawn!

  • Did you draw a picture? Check out /r/IDAP!

  • If you like drawing, /r/drawing might be just the place for you!

  • You use Photoshop, why not check out /r/Photoshop?

  • Need a buddy to keep you on track with your art goals? Why not head over to /r/Artbuddy and grab yourself a pal.

/r/DigitalPainting

2,077,929 Subscribers

1

Impulse - My first digital painting, please be nice ๐Ÿ’œ

2 Comments
2024/02/26
04:12 UTC

10

Beginner Sketch

3 Comments
2024/02/26
03:50 UTC

2

Is it possible to achieve a style such as Loish and Sinix without relying heavily on digital techniques?

Good morning, I'm trying to get back into digital art after not doing it for a while, I'm currently trying to learn how to paint similar to artists such as loish and sinix but I notice that those artists typically use digital tools such as the lasso tool. I personally prefer to only use the brush and eraser tool to make my paintings and block in my shapes rather than relying on layers and selection tools. Will this hinder me from achieving a style similar to them?

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I'm not sure if this will help but my painting process is like:

Sketch -> flats -> block out areas of high contrast -> block out main shapes -> slowly add more shapes through blending and introducing more colour

I do this all through the rgba brushes in krita

Will my process or method stop me from mimicking their style

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Also, I'm thinking of changing my painting process to

Sketch -> flats -> adding subtle shifts in hue through airbrush -> blending/introducing more shapes through the hard round brush

to better mimic their style.

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Will doing this help at all? Will I need to start using more digital tools to copy them properly?

5 Comments
2024/02/26
01:54 UTC

18

My first painting. Digital or otherwise. [Original photographer: Evan Lipton. Title: "Hey True Blue (Is it a Cockatoo?)"

3 Comments
2024/02/26
00:53 UTC

2

I'm new to art, trying to learn how to draw! This is my latest work, any advice is welcome!

2 Comments
2024/02/25
22:43 UTC

105

Recent portrait practice

4 Comments
2024/02/25
16:12 UTC

77

Rembrandt Study

7 Comments
2024/02/25
12:34 UTC

83

Pears and Grapes // Still Life Study

10 Comments
2024/02/25
09:04 UTC

9

Zyra cat

Procreate

2 Comments
2024/02/25
03:14 UTC

3

Hey guys, i wanted to paint (digitally) a green character blushing, but every time i use the red paint it looks brown and doesn't give this reddish effect, how can i overcome this problem?

11 Comments
2024/02/24
20:54 UTC

3

How to start selling digital art?

I am planning on selling my digital art and would like to know how to start. Where is the best website or application to sell it on? And do you have any pointers that could help me on my journey?

3 Comments
2024/02/24
18:17 UTC

5

Choosing a tablet

I have been using a Wacom intuos drawing pad for a while now, but I want to upgrade to a tablet. Would you suggest I buy a Wacom Cintiq 22 or a Apple iPad?

I am planning on selling my digital art and would like to know how to start. Where is the best website or application to sell it on? And do you have any pointers that could help me on my journey?

9 Comments
2024/02/24
18:13 UTC

30

Greyscale/Value Study of Elektra King

2 Comments
2024/02/24
17:08 UTC

1

Need Buying advice, Galaxy tab S7 FE or Xiaomi pad 6?

Hii, I am entirely new to the digital medium and want to start learning it. I have only used paper for art until now. The Xiaomi pad 6 and the S7 FE are the two viable options within my budget. I watched some videos and almost all of them says the S-pen has better line quality than the Xiaomi one. However Xiaomi has better specs in all other divisions, 144 hz vs 60, IPS vs TFT panel and Snapdragon 870 vs the 778g. Which one should I go for? I would want to use the tab for watching movies and play some video games (Maybe some emulation). But the main purpose is to start learning digital art.

How different would the drawing experience with the Xiaomi pencil vs the Galaxy, I can live with some wobbly lines and stuff as long as it's not detrimental to learning the medium. Which one should I go for? Thanks in advance guys :)

2 Comments
2024/02/24
16:58 UTC

1

Vector/HQ Apps for Maps?

Hello! I am interested in drawing maps digitally. In some cases, I require a base map (such as Google or Apple Maps) to illustrate over. It would be of much help if I could maintain the quality of the base map as I zoom in or out, without modifying the layer on top (where the drawing is). Are there any recommended apps for such things? I would imagine that perhaps a vector app could be useful, one that would allow to insert a base layer and draw over it. That, or an app that would allow me to stitch together various high quality images of maps to create a larger one with the resolution I need. Any tips or help is useful thanks in advance :)

0 Comments
2024/02/24
14:17 UTC

56

[OC] Fantasy scene illustration I made for a Dungeons and Dragons setting

5 Comments
2024/02/24
11:24 UTC

122

drew this while listening to music

4 Comments
2024/02/24
05:35 UTC

34

I wanna start an Animated series but I'm nervous

Ever since I was little, I have always wanted to start my own show. I'm sure many artists out there can relate. However, I'm going to be an adult soon; that dream hasn't ever gone away, and I want to make it a reality. Just a few days ago, me and a small group of friends wrote out a script of our story with very unique characters, concepts, and such. (The story has been developing for about 2 years btw) We also had the idea to storyboard the 'Piolit' and post it online just to see everything come to life and see if other people would really like it. The story is interesting, with action and all the good stuff anyone would say about their own animated show they created. Yes, I should be making it for myself but eventually, I wanna make a living and be the 'TOP 5 Indie series you should look forward to in 2025!' Or something.

Anyways! I wanted to know if anyone else could relate or is trying to do the same thing! I would love to support and/or talk about it.

45 Comments
2024/02/23
23:40 UTC

7

Whatโ€™s the size of your images?

I usually draw on 4000 x 4000 px, sometimes I resize. Now I feel like Iโ€™m getting lost in details.

How big is your canvas in pixels?

Thank you for your answers.

12 Comments
2024/02/23
18:32 UTC

0

successful digital art galleries

Hello everyone. My name is Lada. I live in Moscow, in Russia and I am engaged in the promotion of artists, I work as an assistant curator in a private gallery in Moscow, among me there are many traditional artists and I would like to promote them through my resource, but I understand that all I see are all these works for me not close.

I am very interested in Digital Art. when I see works in this medium I understand that this is something interesting and I want to do it.

In this regard, I have a question: do you know any successful digital art galleries and are these galleries interesting to people? At what exhibitions can you see digital art that is known in the world? I will be glad to hear your answer

0 Comments
2024/02/23
17:18 UTC

183

Never Going Home

12 Comments
2024/02/23
16:31 UTC

6

My most extensive digital drawing to-date. Took over 7 hours in Procreate. What can I improve?

3 Comments
2024/02/23
13:45 UTC

6

Caught a big one

2 Comments
2024/02/23
13:21 UTC

7

noir enigma

2 Comments
2024/02/23
12:29 UTC

57

Unspoken

4 Comments
2024/02/23
00:58 UTC

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