Digital Artistry: How to Use Reference

Running time: 64 minutes

Award winning author, illustrator, and instructor John Mueller does a deep dive on the fundamentals you need to kick-start your digital learning. This 64 minute no-nonsense instructional video is geared to help young artists learn the fundamentals of digital illustration. 

The goal of the 101 series is to give the aspiring digital artist the fundamental tools, that will get them off and learning on the right track. I wanted to produce a series of  tutorials that really catered to the artist who is trying to get a foothold in the world of digital illustration. I've worked digitally at a professional level for 20 years, painting digitally is actually really much easier than physical media. My process reflects an underlying philosophy of keeping it simple to get consistent results that will improve as you regularly practice these concepts.

In this video John uses a popular piece of reference to create 'JUDAS' from his graphic novel OINK.  This painting is worked up from start to finish completely without edits and you see every step of his process.


64 minute instructional video

Photoshop brushes used to create the image

Hi-res PSD with all the layers 


Photoshop (CC 2014 recommended)

Wacom tablet or similar input device

**Place brushes in your adobe/preset/brushes folder open photoshop and 'load brushes' through the brushes dialogue.



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