Digital Painting in Photoshop – Create Amazing Concept Art
You can now view this course on my Skillshare. This course is almost 7 hours so be ready to get your learn on. This is packed with 27 lessons and covers every tool I could think of when doing my digital paintings.
You also get access to the art files and custom brushes. Please do not redistribute them. They are for your personal use only.
Just remember that if you want to own this course you may want to visit my Gumroad or Udemy. Skillshare will only give you access for as long as you are a monthly subscriber. It is like the Netflix of the online learning world. 😉
My new course on Digital Painting in Photoshop is now available on my Gumroad.
I walk you through the entire process of creating this character design. We start with a basic pose that I provide to you and we draw the concept and refine it. Through the painting process I explain all of the tools and how best to use them in your workflow.
This course currently sits at 6.8 hours of content delivered in 27 lessons that you can reference back to when learning things like layers and groups, blending modes, adjustment layers, custom brush settings, selections tools, quick mask, liquify and warp, and many more.
I did my best to create this course the way that I would want to learn it. It has taken me years to become proficient at digital painting in Photoshop so I hope this will save you some time in your journey!
You can get it now for $12 before the offer expires and it will be set to $15. It comes with a full brush pack – ( 50 Custom Brushes ) and Art Files to work with.
I am here if you have any questions or feedback for me to improve my digital products for you. I am also willing to add new lessons if you find something that will make this course more beneficial to everyone.
Digital Painting in Manga Studio 5 – Conceptual Elements
Get my classes on Digital Painting in Manga Studio 5 / Clip Studio Paint on Skillshare. Learn to paint with this awesome program. This is a basic step by step approach to get you started in digital painting.
We start with basic conceptual elements to learn the interface. Then we move into weapon design.
More lessons are being added now so sign up and get studying. Can’t wait to see what you come up with! 🙂
-You also get custom brushes and art files to work with and I am here if you have any questions.
Hello everyone! Robert A. Marzullo here and I just wanted to give you all an update and my inside opinion about my experience with Udemy thus far. As you may or may not know I have been creating video courses for a few years now. I have created hundreds of Youtube videos and then got offered to work for Tuts Plus of Envato. I created about 6 full courses for their company for which they paid me outright for. I will admit the pay was pretty good but I no longer own those courses. They belong to Envato. Not a bad thing mind you, it did help pay the bills while I was creating them. That eventually ran its course when they started cutting back on art courses and I still had lots of ideas to offer so I started to look around.
I then made some of my own video lessons and uploaded them to a site called curious.com ( Which I do not recommend. ) Not a bad bunch of people but the return on investment for me was very small and they do not allow you to remove your content freely. They claim they are trying to protect their students that have already paid for the lessons but that unfortunately will lock you into a bad agreement if the return on investment isn’t good for you and you want to repurpose your content. Which should be your right. It is your digital product after all. Oh well, live and learn seems to be my motto in life.
So while this experience was going on I continued to look for some better options. I started a Gumroad with my content and added lots of neat stuff for my Youtube followers, such as custom brushes and templates for Photoshop and Manga Studio 5. Some of those have actually done very well. And Gumroad has a pretty nice pay structure. They payout once a week and it automatically hits your account like clockwork. The fees are reasonable considering there is no actual operating cost other than production. And they do market your products somewhat. As people purchase similar products your may get recommended so you generate a few extra sales that way. They take an additional 10% discovery fee but hey, it’s still an extra sale so I’m good with that! One thing I will note about Gumroad is that they have a free and a paid option. Be careful because the paid option goes up as you gain a customer base. Your monthly amount will increase as you get more customers to support. That can burn you if you are doing some free products to drive your customer growth. So do your research before going to the paid subscription model. Either way, I am still a big Gumroad fan. It has been great for my digital business thus far!
I still needed to get more income and improve upon where I was at. Besides, I knew that if Envato was willing to pay me thousands of dollars for a course there must be some real value in what I was doing. Although my courses were selling on Gumroad, I still had to drive the main portions of the sales and that is another job all in itself. Setting up promo videos, blog posts, social media, networking, etc, etc, etc. Not that I don’t enjoy that but I just shut down my sign business of 15 years to pursue art, not be a marketing guru. So I needed some help in the marketing department. That is what led me to Udemy. I researched a few others like Teachable, Skillshare, Thinkific and so on but they all had a few quirks that eventually led me to try Udemy. So I uploaded one of my courses on Udemy and BAM!! Nothing happened. I know, very sad. I was extremely hopeful and I really needed to make some financial progress. Storyboards illustrations weren’t coming in as before and I was starting to think I needed a real job. So the next few months went by and I studied how to promote my courses and kept adding products to my Gumroad like a good little artist. Then I find out that it is extremely helpful to have multiple courses on Udemy. Which makes total sense anyways. Who wants to buy your product if you only have one product and very little reviews. Students want proof that you are good at what you do and that means more than one product. So I uploaded my next course and sales started to increase. Then I got some good reviews and sales increased again. I then got off my butt and did some promotional videos with course coupons leading to my content, and sales went up again. I won’t talk numbers because we all need very different amounts to survive and be happy but I will say this, within less than a year Udemy is now my biggest income for my digital products. It now generates new sales every day without me lifting a finger. I am approaching 2000 students and growing every day as well as getting lots of great reviews and feedback from the students wanting more. So guess what, I am making new courses right now!
Now also take into account that I don’t put all my eggs in one basket. I use a few revenue streams with my digital content so that if one or two start to decrease I can analyze what is going on and make changes accordingly. If it is something that is within my control. The wonderful thing about this type of business model is that you are now gaining income over and over again on the same product with no operating costs. And it is very sustainable because all content is going to video and digital books. You do have to continually respond to students and update your courses over time if you want them to remain valid in the marketplace but nothing is entirely perpetual without some force behind it. Nothing I am aware of anyways.
So the main thing I want to share is this, you can do it if you keep working hard and don’t give up. Almost all things start very slow and need momentum to be successful. That is usually why most people don’t make it. During that slow period we think of reasons why it might be failing other than how we can make it succeed. Look for growth even in small numbers because that will tell you what to do next as well as what not to do when the numbers decline. Just don’t give up! You don’t have to be the first one across the finish line, just make sure you get there!
Thank you for your time. I hope you found this information helpful and if you want to learn about art in the way that I teach it, here is my course coupons on Udemy –
Here is a quick step by step drawing of Batman’s mask. This character is a great way to test your level of drawing. He is very recognizable so the mistakes will be easy to spot. I always revisit popular characters for that reason. And they are just fun to draw. I will be doing lots of these so as I get them uploaded there will probably be a gallery or something dedicated to them. You can also make requests so that if and when I get some time I can create them.
This is the way that I have always gotten better at my drawings. I want to show other artists that this can be a great way to learn complex drawings for comics. By breaking down the simple parts like this, you can make those tough drawings easier to accomplish. That’s how I do it anyways.
And of course we can’t forget about the guns! Can’t have superheroes without big muscly arms. 😉 I will also be adding some more step by step drawing lessons on proportions as well. That is another sticky topic area for most of us. I constantly struggle with them myself. One of the reasons I like to create these is that I get better with my own artwork as I am sharing these with my fellow artists. Everyone wins that way!
So make sure to check back real soon for more step by step drawing lessons. Share this blog post if you find it helpful and informative. I need lots of feedback to make this site work for everyone. More of these are on the way and let me know if you have any questions. Good luck with your art!
You can get access to my drawing courses on Udemy as well as the art files to study from. As a digital artist trying to make a living with my new studio setup I was looking around for better ways to do this. I love to draw commissions but I never seemed to get enough of them to stay busy. But I noticed through my Youtube channel that I was getting a lot of people wanting to know how I do what I do. I was first approached to do online teaching by Tuts Plus of Envato and though it was a very amazing opportunity to work with those guys the work started to slow after a few courses. They started to make cut backs and I needed to keep pressing forward.
So as I searched the endless space that is the internet I found Udemy. I also found a bunch of others but I ultimately settled on Udemy because they do so well at helping you to promote your content and they have an extremely active Facebook group that all seem happy to help the newbie’s which is huge.
So I started making course content for them and because you retain rights to your work I also offer the same content through my Gumroad as well. The best thing about Udemy is that students are going there specifically for learning so they are willing to spend to gain that instruction. I don’t have to try to sell them on anything because they are already there with that intention. I don’t mind the occasional sales pitch but it does conflict with that I would rather be doing and that is creating art and teaching others how to better create their art.
So Here are a few of my courses on Udemy. I hope you enjoy them if you decide to take them and fee free to ask any questions if you have them. They have a great question and review setup as well. I want to know if you find something that could have been better. I am continually trying to improve what I do so please let me know!