Best Digital Art Books & Best Digital Art Courses in 2021

Best Digital Art Courses 2021

 

Best Digital Art Tutorials 2021

Complete Beginner’s Guide to Digital Art

You will learn:

Learn the basics of line art
Learn how to create simple shapes
Understand the relationships between lines and shapes
Learn to use lines and shapes to draw from observation
learn the basics of any digital art software
Learn the basics of digital coloring
learn how to create a basic human figure
Bonus: learn how to use Sketchbook Pro

Ultimate Guide to Digital Sketching: Beginner to Advanced

The “The Ultimate Guide to Digital Sketching: Beginner to Advanced” course will show you how to digitally sketch and draw skilled images that will be a professional job. The techniques taught in this course can be translated in any program from Photoshop to Procreate. This course will improve or give you digital drawing skills, or your money will be refunded!

You will go from basic sketches to creative ideas and drawings, from beginner to expert. You will have instant access to all courses. You can follow and recreate my designs or take inspiration from them to draw your own masterpiece. The course is set up to walk you step by step through the process of creating digital sketches. It will provide you with the knowledge to create stunning images and artistic concepts!

Drawing and Painting on the iPad with Procreate

You will learn:

Users will have a deep understanding of Procreate
Create Speedraw Videos they can post online
Create and import custom brushes
Have a basic understanding of how to compose and create a painting

Digital Art Tools: Complete Fundamentals Course

How to Draw and Paint Digitally covers the basic knowledge and practical theory you need to know to use digital art software to create works of art digitally. Most digital art software shares a number of basic features, and using Adobe Photoshop as a foundation, this course will familiarize you with the tools and techniques of digital art creation. If you are new to digital art and want to learn how to draw and paint in digital art software, this course is for you.

You will learn:

Draw and paint in digital art software
Understanding the digital canvas and the workspace
Use brushes, selections, color pickers and more
Understand and use layers to your advantage
Discover the basic features of digital art software
Learn quickly and efficiently
How to Use Photoshop Basics
Apply the basics of Clip Studio Paint
Apply the fundamentals of Krita
Apply the basics of Paint Tool Sai
Apply Corel Painter Basics
Apply the basic principles of Procreate
Apply the basic principles of Gimp

Best Digital Art Books 2021

Beginner’s Guide to Digital Painting in Photoshop

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Beginner's Guide to Digital Painting in Photoshop 2nd Edition
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 288 Pages - 02/25/2020 (Publication Date) - 3DTotal Publishing (Publisher)

Beginner’s Guide to Digital Painting in Photoshop by Nykolai Aleksander, Richard Tilbury, 3DTotal Team is a new series dedicated to providing a comprehensive guide to the basics of digital painting in this versatile program. Whether you’re new to this artistic medium or simply looking to improve existing skills, this book offers up a wealth of suggestions and advice to get you started, improve workflows, perfect techniques, and produce stunning images.

The step-by-step tutorials within this book don’t just describe techniques, but actively demonstrate how these techniques can be applied to an artwork. Industry veterans including Nykolai Aleksander and Richard Tilbury share the benefits of their years of experience in a clear and methodical fashion. They examine the various basic Photoshop tools on offer, shedding light on these features and establishing ways of successfully integrating them into an artistic workflow. Fundamental art theory is also covered, including classic topics such as composition, story-telling, portraying emotion, lighting, and color, leading to a thorough understanding of the components that make up a successful image.

Instructive and inspirational, Beginner’s Guide to Digital Painting in Photoshop is an ideal resource for anyone taking their first steps into the digital painting world.

Digital Painting Techniques: Practical Techniques of Digital Art Masters

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Digital Painting Techniques: Practical Techniques of Digital Art Masters (Digital Art Masters...
  • Focal Press
  • 3dtotal.Com (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 286 Pages - 09/16/2009 (Publication Date) - Routledge (Publisher)

Discover the tips, tricks and techniques that really work for concept artists, matte painters and animators. Compiled by the team at 3dtotal.com, Digital Painting Techniques, Volume 1 offers digital inspiration with hands-on insight and techniques from professional digital artists. More than just a gallery book – within Digital Painting Techniques each artist has written a breakdown overview, with supporting imagery of how they made their piece of work. Beginner and intermediate digital artists will be inspired by the gallery style collection of the finest examples of digital painting from world renowned digital artists. Start your mentorship into the world of digital painting today with some of the greatest digital artists in the world and delve into professional digital painting techiques, such as speed painting, custom brush creation and matte painting. Develop your digital painting skills beyond the variety of free online digital painting tutorials and apply the most up to date techniques to your digital canvas with Digital Painting Techniques for Animators.

Sketching from the Imagination: An Insight into Creative Drawing

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Sketching from the Imagination: An Insight into Creative Drawing
  • 3dtotal Team
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 320 Pages - 11/05/2013 (Publication Date) - 3DTotal Publishing (Publisher)

Concepts are where all great ideas begin. Whether scribbled in a sketch pad or on a napkin, concepts are a way for artists to develop their skills and discover interesting shapes and forms that can be developed into their next masterpiece. In Sketching from the Imagination, 50 talented traditional and digital artists have been chosen to share their sketchbook works, from doodled concept sketches to fully rendered drawings. A visually stunning collection packed full with useful tips, Sketchingfrom the Imagination is an excellent value resource for concept design to inspire artists of all abilities.

Beginner’s Guide to Digital Painting in Photoshop: Sci-fi and Fantasy

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Beginner's Guide to Digital Painting in Photoshop: Sci-fi and Fantasy
  • 3dtotal Publishing
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 224 Pages - 08/30/2016 (Publication Date) - 3DTotal Publishing (Publisher)

The Beginner’s Guide to Digital Painting Techniques in Photoshop: Sci-fi and Fantasy is a step-by-step guide exploring the fundamental aspects of the two most popular genres in digital art. With a methodical approach which makes using Photoshop accessible for readers who are new to the software, this guide provides a comprehensive introduction to how the interface can be used to create a number of impressive sci-fi and fantasy artworks.

Experienced digital art industry professionals including Victor Mosquera, Joseba Alexander, and Caroline Gariba demonstrate in manageable portions how anyone can create dramatic, imaginative scenes. Packed full of useful tips, techniques, and detailed descriptions of how to use Photoshop tools, this guide is essential reading for any aspiring digital artist or fan of sci-fi and fantasy art. The book covers the key fundamental aspects of creating sci-fi and fantasy art including how to design a dynamic composition, develop an accurate sense of perspective, and use color and light effects to enhance the mood of a painting. Readers will also be able to put their new skills into practice with twelve fun, stimulating projects presented by a range of professional artists. An inspirational gallery including works in progress and a quick tips section for painting the indispensible elements of sci-fi and fantasy art makes an excellent launch pad for the reader’s own original creations.

Instructive and inspirational, Beginner’s Guide to Digital Painting in Photoshop: Sci-fi and Fantasy is an exemplary resource for anyone taking their first step into the digital painting world.

Beginner’s Guide to Digital Painting in Photoshop 2nd Edition

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Beginner's Guide to Digital Painting in Photoshop 2nd Edition
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 288 Pages - 02/25/2020 (Publication Date) - 3DTotal Publishing (Publisher)

Photoshop is the tool of the modern artist and provides everything you need to succeed as a designer in the popular and growing video games and movie industries. Featuring thorough guidance from the point of installing Photoshop to the creation of your very first concept, this reboot of the definitive beginner’s guide to digital painting is sure to both educate and inspire. Photoshop is an expansive and daunting piece of software, but in-depth tutorials and insightful exercises will help even a complete novice build up the skills they need to bring their own imagination to life as digital concepts. This second edition of Beginner’s Guide to Digital Painting in Photoshop is a complete resource for any artist wanting to start their adventure into the world of digital art.

Beginner’s Guide to Digital Painting in Procreate: How to Create Art on an iPad

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Beginner's Guide to Digital Painting in Procreate: How to Create Art on an iPad®
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 200 Pages - 04/28/2020 (Publication Date) - 3DTotal Publishing (Publisher)

Learn how to paint on your iPad like the professionals in Beginner’s Guide to Procreate, a comprehensive introduction to this industry-standard software. Accessible and versatile, Procreate is an ideal tool for anyone wanting to give digital painting a go. Step-by-step tutorials, quick tips, and inspiring artwork ensure you’ll have all you need to create stunning concept art quickly and easily.

Art Fundamentals 2nd edition: Light, shape, color, perspective, depth, composition & anatomy

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Art Fundamentals 2nd edition: Light, shape, color, perspective, depth, composition & anatomy
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 288 Pages - 05/12/2020 (Publication Date) - 3DTotal Publishing (Publisher)

Art Fundamentals 2nd Edition is a fully revised and updated back-to-basics title, packed with the fundamental concepts, conventions, and theory every beginner artist needs to create successful work. This essential book is written by industry experts who thoroughly address key basics including color and light, composition, perspective and depth, and anatomy in a series of insightful chapters. As well as being the perfect introduction for newcomers, Art Fundamentals 2nd Edition also offers experienced artists the chance to brush up on their theory and discover new tricks, tips, and techniques to advance their art even further. Richly illustrated throughout for optimal learning, each section of the book is specifically designed to guide the reader through the essential yet often challenging elements that make up the foundations of art, no matter which medium or technique is used. As fascinating and illuminating as it is practical and essential, Art Fundamentals 2nd Edition contains the foundations of art, presented, taught, and completely demystified for the today’s artist.

Sketch with Asia: Manga-inspired Art and Tutorials by Asia Ladowska

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Sketch with Asia: Manga-inspired Art and Tutorials by Asia Ladowska
  • Hardcover Book
  • Ladowska, Asia (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 168 Pages - 05/28/2019 (Publication Date) - 3DTotal Publishing (Publisher)

Sketch with Asia is the first major publication from online manga-inspired art phenomenon, Asia Ladowska. Asia blends her talent for hyper-realism with her passion for manga, creating the distinctive artistic style she is well-loved and recognized for. Further to her regular and inspirational #SketchwithAsia challenge on Instagram (where she has over 900k followers), now explore this beautifully presented 168 page art book to discover an even more detailed exploration of Asia’s processes as she creates her art. From faces and expressions, to hair, hands, and more, learn how she draws both traditionally or digitally, and how she so successfully employs colored markers and pencils to complete her art. The fascinating book also includes a collection of Asia’s finished artwork, including exciting pieces created especially for this publication. Presented in an entertaining and easy-to-read way, this book is a unique resource for fans of manga, for fans of Asia herself, and for any aspiring artist sharing their art in a modern world.

SaleBestseller No. 1
Beginner's Guide to Digital Painting in Procreate: How to Create Art on an iPad®
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 200 Pages - 04/28/2020 (Publication Date) - 3DTotal Publishing (Publisher)
Bestseller No. 2
Untethered: Overcome Distraction, Build Healthy Digital Habits, and Use Tech to Create a Life You...
  • Ninkovic, Sini (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 226 Pages - 09/08/2021 (Publication Date) - Independently published (Publisher)
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The Art of Guweiz
  • Hardcover Book
  • Wei Gu, Zheng (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 152 Pages - 09/15/2020 (Publication Date) - 3DTotal Publishing (Publisher)
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Fundamentals of Character Design: How to Create Engaging Characters for Illustration, Animation &...
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 288 Pages - 11/24/2020 (Publication Date) - 3DTotal Publishing (Publisher)
SaleBestseller No. 5
Beginner's Guide to Digital Painting in Photoshop: Characters
  • 3dtotal Team
  • 3dtotal Publishing (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 224 Pages - 03/17/2015 (Publication Date) - 3DTotal Publishing (Publisher)
SaleBestseller No. 6
Sketch with Asia: Manga-inspired Art and Tutorials by Asia Ladowska
  • Hardcover Book
  • Ladowska, Asia (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 168 Pages - 05/28/2019 (Publication Date) - 3DTotal Publishing (Publisher)
SaleBestseller No. 7
Sketching from the Imagination: Creatures & Monsters
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 320 Pages - 06/25/2019 (Publication Date) - 3DTotal Publishing (Publisher)
Bestseller No. 8
Digital Art (World of Art)
  • Thames & Hudson
  • Paul, Christiane (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 272 Pages - 05/12/2015 (Publication Date) - Thames & Hudson (Publisher)
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Digital Painting Techniques: Practical Techniques of Digital Art Masters (Digital Art Masters...
  • Focal Press
  • 3dtotal.Com (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 286 Pages - 09/16/2009 (Publication Date) - Routledge (Publisher)
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Masters and Legends of Fantasy Art, 2nd Expanded Edition: Techniques for Drawing, Painting & Digital...
  • Editors of ImagineFX Magazine (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 240 Pages - 09/10/2018 (Publication Date) - Fox Chapel Publishing (Publisher)