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Congrats to the IFI Class of Fall 2020! Our current round of Illustration From Imagination is coming to a close, and I couldn’t be prouder of the progress of each of our nearly 200 students!  To the IFI members:  Congratulations on pushing the limits of your comfort zone, doing the work to up-level your digital […]

This is the 2020 gift list to inspire your favorite digital artists! Looking for the perfect, thoughtful gift for your favorite illustrator or painter (including yourself) this year?  Have a browse through the best 25 gifts for digital artists in 2020.  They’re all hand-picked favorites, each one approved by the artists on the Paintable team! […]

Over the past 7 weeks, our Illustration From Imagination students have worked so hard to push themselves out of their comfort zones and challenge their creative limits. For many of our students, it’s been a challenging ride, but that makes it so much more rewarding! They’ve massively leveled up their painting skills and learned practical […]

Cover image by David Belliveau Creating a realistic, touchable-looking hairstyle to top off your digital portrait is absolutely within your reach! Ever spent hours trying to get the hairstyle on your digital portrait to look realistic and touchable, but not knowing how to fix it? We’ve all been there!    Learning to paint hair gets a […]

Looking for a great way to start earning an income with your digital artwork? When you want to be a professional illustrator, or even just get your art in front of more eyes, one of the smartest things you can do is build your own tribe. This is a group of fans who love to […]

Are you ready to get serious about building your digital painting talent? BE A BETTER ARTIST BY FEBRUARY 2023  Join David and the Paintable Tribe community for 5 minutes every day in January to level up!  Join the Challenge on Discord We know that building any skill and developing any talent means putting in many […]

Itching to know what it’s like to switch from a Wacom tablet with Photoshop to an iPad Pro with Procreate? I’m shaking things up in a big way today!  In all of my tutorials and course modules so far, I’ve been teaching you using Photoshop on a Wacom tablet with a MacBook.  I’ve been dying […]

Fancy yourself an artist? Here’s the ultimate step-by-step guide to becoming a 21st Century painter! Do you want to be a digital artist, but don’t know where to start? Perhaps you’ve done a Google search before, but felt overwhelmed by all the information, or intimidated by what the authors assumed you already know. I’ve realized […]

Painting from imagination can be tough… where are you meant to put the highlights? And what about the shadows? The key is understanding how different types of light work. Luckily, there’s an 8-step “recipe” to painting light from imagination – which I cover in-depth in my program, Illustration From Imagination. And today, I wanted to give […]

They say that eyes are windows to the soul… From our hidden thoughts to our deepest emotions, eyes can tell us an awful lot about someone. If we wish to paint a truly expressive portrait, it’s vital to learn how to paint realistic eyes. Let’s jump right in! Download Your Brushes STEP 1: Sketch An […]