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Is there anyone who knows of any good online art classes? Or something similar?

This is the kind of thing I want to learn:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVMLNk…
www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBp4nP…
www.youtube.com/watch?v=boxpz_…

I was actually thinking of doing University but I can't really spare the time these days, I just really want to expand! If anyone knows of anything that can help me learn this type of thing, that would help out so much, I don't know the first place to start so any help would be great.

Thanks in advance :D
-Pat


Also, one of my closest friends has been doing some incredible work lately, check out his work:
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JHurlburt Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Looks like most people have already said this but Feng Zhu's school of design. Feng has a youtube channel thats very informative and inspirational. Also a good book to study from for illustration is "Creative Illustration" by Andrew Loomis.
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ajblue7 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
I would highly recommend watching the youtube videos of Feng Zhu, He is brilliant, owns his own digital art school, and gives out his teachings for free. There is a wide range of paintings that he does, however his specialty is concept art. He does give traditional tutorials teaching people how to replicate something. He gives the understandings behind what he does and why he does it.

Btw, don't lose your art style. Vector illustrations are much better than the traditional method. I trust raster isn't going to be around much longer. I only see raster being used on altering photos and videos.

If anything i would start learning 3d if I were you. The ability to incorporate 3d in your art is much better. The way the light works on objects. Its brilliant. then you could use 2d painting to paint over the 3d model.
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EsBest Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
:wave:

Hey Pat! There is a YouTube subscriber who is very good and has a lot of how-to vids on YouTube using the exact style of digital art you are looking to learn. His YouTube ID is "idrawgirls". I've never attached a link (recently that I can remember), so sorry, in advance, if it does not work. The title of his most recent vid (I subscribe to him) is right up your alley, it is a Mass Effect digital tutorial entitled, "Mass Effect Digital tutorial Shepard vs Husk".
Good luck and have fun! :dance:
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JoeWillsArt Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Professional Artist
I watch A LOT of youtube videos. they have just about ANYTHING instructional on YouTube these days...
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TwiggsSA Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Professional Filmographer
www.schoolism.com check it out! Founded by Bobby Chiu!
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Barush-dm Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey man a little bit late but I hope this helps you [link]
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Barush-dm Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey man, a little bit late but I hope This helps you [link]
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Tregis Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Schoolism.com are online art classes. I took two courses here myself.
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Insomniac-Jack Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Crimson Daggers for sure, if you don't know what it is look it up, they do some awesome stuff man.
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Deputee Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
A lot of what those videos come down to is a technique that works for the artist, a good understanding of colour and light theory and lots of clever research, specially for the bug head/alien portraits. One book thats really helped me is 'Color and Light' by James Guerney. I think if anything you probably want to look more toward concept art than finished illustrations for new techniques or approach. :)
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ShadowSnake67 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
HELLO MATE
these the top websites i follow


[link]
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[link]

hope you like them
there is anything from basics to industrial design and so on
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M-Jenai Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
FDZ on youtube has awesome demos.
the two links i sent are demos on sketching. It's similar to what you're looking for. Overall you just need to learn to how to sketch quick and go back in and do tighter details. Just check out FDZ. Feng is really good at explaining. He has a TON of videos. You may not need university after you watch and absorb what he's talking about in the videos.

[link]

[link]
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cowmi Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
ctrlpaint.com :)

It updates every week, and the person uploading the tutorials is an amazing artist. As for online art classes, I've heard of The Gnomon Workshop. They have a lot of online classes and DVD's on digital painting and the stuff you seem to be interested in learning... but it's extreeeemely expensive. With a person of your skill you're definitely able to learn what you want with no cost.
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careahhh Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
Great Links. Always willing to learn more . . .
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alexandergras Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
What? I don't see what you want to learn that you cannot do better already!?
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estebanblack Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I highly recommend ctrl+paint ( [link] )
help me alot to understand the basics of volume and light and also keep practicing.
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AngelCrusher Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Dude, unless you went to a super advanced university, I seriously dont think you would learn much from it.
Better off with online and dvd tutorials. Plenty of free stuff about.
Imagine FX magazine is a great magazine that has tutorials too. CG Hub is probably the best community for super pros.
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Mogira Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I dunno how much of that kind of thing any school or class could teach you. :P It's more something you just learn from lots and lots of practice. That guy were were linking to just seems to have learned by raw talent and insane amounts of practise. Try doing some speed sketches of your own! Some might some out not so good at first but if you keep at it you'll get the hang of it. :D

But off the top of my head, one school I thought of was gnomonschool.com . They have a creature design course too, as you can see here: [link]

They also have a character development course: [link]

They have on-campus classes for if you're in the Hollywood area, but they actually also have lots of online courses also. Take a look around the site if it's something you might be interested in :)
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ObligatoryOnsen Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ctrlpaint.com (probably already mentioned a thousand times, but I'll do it again because it is awesome) is an absolutely great tutorial site.
Updated twice a week, and his paid stuff has good price-performance too (only 10$ for a complete tutorial on one subject (rendering, textures, etc.)
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ololxmanlolo Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
Tons of resources on Crimson Daggers: [link]
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CreativApartheid Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I can't afford any classes at the moment so I use all the free classes/resources I can get. Here are a few:

FZD School: [link]

Daarken's tutorial site: [link]

Matt Kohr's tutorial site: [link]
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uncle-shaun Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I second that.
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Omaly424 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
Third.
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Warzone16 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Your art is already great, man
But if you want to replace your inking and comic-style coloring with grey-scale and freehand painting I think you should look at schoolism imaginism or conceptart.org
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katana2665 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
wla91 said it well, but I'll add my own.

What you are looking at cant be taught, because it's just scribbling, which is instinctive. I'll give you an example that has been very successful for me.

grab a piece of marker paper.

Take a waxed based blue pencil (or one you prefer) and scribble a shape on it. You are not drawing, you are laying down loose overlapping shapes over the entire page.

Now take some alcohol and wash it off. You'll get a nice varied blue wash.

Flip the page (after it dries - which should take long) and repeat the scribbling.

Now flip the page.

Do you see anything in there that you want to develop?

Don't look to hard, it will be obvious.

If not, you can wash the sheet one more time - dry and scribble / flip again.

It's done by feel. No concept, pure creativity.

If you want to develop the shapes more plausibly, you introduce grayscale values.

These are examples of how this technique worked for me. Before I did it, I just felt the process out. If one wasn't talking to me, I hung it on the wall and "lived " with it until it did.

[link]

[link]

They are gray because of filtering in PS, but in life they are blue with additional rendering.
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wla91 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think you dont really need anything man, you already have what you need, just keep it going!
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katana2665 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
Couldn't have said it better.
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TeppoYlitalo Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Student General Artist
you heard of Schoolism [link] ? It has different teachers and online and live stuff and I think it's really trying to concentrate on speedpainting and doing concept art. iDrawGirls also has stuff about them [link] and you can see speedpaints in the youtube channel of same name [link] .

Hope this helps.
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PatrickBrown Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow thank you so much, you've helped a lot :)
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keyholestyle Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
here you find basics [link] :)

[link] this is livestream by dave rapoza but the best programme is critters by again dave rapoza [link]

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Guasamer Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Student Artist
Trainning for comics , i dont know if its your style, however you could check it out:

[link]
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TehBeardedOne Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hey Patrick, I can honestly say that CGMA's courses are well worth the money,but if you don't wanna go that route,

there's Digital Painting techniques from 3D total: [link]

and also there's Feng Zhu studios' youtube page; sharing what they do for free will probably be made illegal soon, so get in there while you can mate!! [link]

or the gnomon school do a subscription service that allows you to stream their entire dvd library whenever you want, though does cost a bit of wedge lol

hope that helps, and keep up the good work!!
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Reganov Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012   Digital Artist
Not sure if anyone has linked FZD's youtube page or not but It is loaded to the gills with tips and tricks for improving art, the tutor talks about all kinds of stuff as he paints too, I find it really nice sometimes when I'm working to just listen to him talking lol.

[link] Some seriously useful stuff considering it is free to view.
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toziren Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Digital Painting is very common on DevArt Pat. I would recomend Dan Luvisi `adonihs :iconadonihs: cause he has very useful tutorials and paint brush sets. Also keep in mind that painting with these type of style is very similar to traditional painting too. Good luck Pat and where is that Uncharted 3 piece :cry:
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PatrickBrown Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, haha yeah I know, very slack on the Uncharted 3 pic but it will come eventually ;)
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Koskish Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Try [link]

They have amazing video tutorials. Sure, they cost, BUT they're very worth it.

Some of the world's greatest digital artists show how they work in these. I get to use them in school, they're insanely helpful when learning about speedpaints and workflow.
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nightcrawler212 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Practice makes perfect! you will be able to master it! :) good luck.
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scorpafied Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
your friends art looks like he went filter crazy on that piece you linked us to.

the style you already have i feel will always be my more prefered exception . with the exception of you not coloring your jecking series or not having any of my fav pieces as prints. but never the less i've made my point.
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IronHardRebellion Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
I'm asking for the same thing, actually. Good luck finding one!
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riotfaerie Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know where you could learn painting digitally but I can give out some tips. I don't know if you do know this but I usually play around with the opacity and flow of the brushes when I paint.
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PatrickBrown Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah the flow was a big one for me, I only learned that a few weeks ago. It's such a good way of doing things :)
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riotfaerie Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I should recommend you [link]

I learn a lot of brushing techniques from this guy. His works are amazing!
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dyadav Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
You can try: [link]
It's a blog with a lot of videos showing techniques and guides to digital painting.
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FableImpact Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You had a look at the Gnomon stuff for 2D? That's some world class teaching! Then there's what's avvailable on conceptart .org and Imaginism's on-line classes and also Feng Zhu has lots of free tutorials - though it may not be directly relevant there's probably a lot of golden knowledge in there [link]
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IVbenjamin Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its nice that you want to expand your art skills pat! :D
oh is the Walking Dead finale out already? very excited! :la:
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xXxOUDYxXx Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh so you really want to get into digital portraits painting...
unless the numerous tutorials on DA, i cant really help you.
wow, i knew you wanted to change style but this is really another style of coloring.
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PatrickBrown Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah I still want to keep my own style but I would like to try a new version of colouring/lighting/shading :)
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DCLzexon Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
theres the GCMA but each class is 500 dollars each
its over online and from what ive heard its way worth it
[link]
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joeybyk Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Try cg hubs master classes? I was thinking about it. :) Good luck!
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