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How To Make A Digital Painting by Norke How To Make A Digital Painting by Norke
I hope this helps a few people. I loved making one!

Tags: Tutorial, Digital, Howto, Photoshop, Wacom

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Given 2005-10-23
How To Make A Digital Painting by ~Norke is a wonderful tutorail which guides you through the makings of a very lovely digital painting. Take these tips to heart, they're the corner stones of technique for any hopeful digital painter! ( Suggested by vowdy and Featured by damphyr )
This is a very detailed and amazing tutorial, which can help even the least skilled of us to create a n amazing piece of art. although results may vary, due to previous practice and natural skill, most finished pieces of art work will be amazing. on a personal note from me, i went past my own expectations for what i did. if you do not have a special attachment that allows you to use a stylus on your computer, i do not suggest that you use a computer. sketching with a pencil, i find, gives it a much more natural and fuller feel to the picture. In conclusion, this tutorial is the best one i have ever read to draw something like this.
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PeaceHeather Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2017
Thanks so much for this tutorial! I do wish I could have seen the finishing touches done to the pond and the tavern door, because the detail you put into those both was amazing. Lovely work, and clear explanations. Thank you!
Shadowstyle90072 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017
do this on paper or a painting app and if app which is best to use?
Fiaonix Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016
Fiaonix Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016
Can someone teach mew how to start making a drawing? I'm new here, I've always wanted to do this, and now I finally can I guess :P!
DaClabe Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2016
Will this picture easily stretch without distorting or is that only vector imagines?

I'm curious how size works in painting. I skill on a small pad is that the only size I can work with, or will it stretch to any size I want?
Norke Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Hi DaClabe,

Digital painting is pixel based. In that case: more pixels = more room for details.
I recommend painting on a canvas 300dpi and at least 5000px wide.

Scaling down is always possible, but scaling up causes interpolation and makes the work look blurry.
MikuKiragami Featured By Owner May 9, 2016  Student General Artist
Thank you for the tutorial! I am a beginner and have been looking for things such as this. :)
Your painting is amazing by the way! ;) (Wink) 
anubell Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016  Professional Artist
but really how?
where do you really explain this!?!
sp33ddemon2 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great tutorial! Thanks for posting!
Whysvert Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
You Ser, are amazing :) thank you for sharing your knowledge and skills :) I shall learn from this tutorial!
VisuallyOptic Featured By Owner May 21, 2015
man this is gonna take long ass time to read
AmeriDutchGirl1 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
yep. i just skimmed thru it. what i read was rly helpful
Kittykatcrumbs80193 Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Student
im lonely and i need a friend :(
Norke Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
That's ok, you shouldn't bother. Wouldn't want to waste time.
lotoman Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Whoever could read the tutorial is like a robot.
Norke Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I don't understand. What do you mean?
lotoman Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I figured it out, never mind
lotoman Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
never mind, I figured out how to read it.
mambasnake Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015
Very helpful, thank you.
nbee21 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much!  I am not of this technical  I am old!  And I am obsessed with digital painting. It is all pretty much not connecting right now but I am gonna keep studying and trying to learn!  Again thanks for sharing you knowledge!
ApofisRama Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
God... I can't afford a digitizer.
Freedomsdove61 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome process and great explanation for anyone.  
CornmealAndBananas Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Professional Artist
Norke Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
MTgrave1 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you for posting this.
pandarojoG Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Student General Artist
ooo cool
pandarojoG Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Student General Artist
ooooo cool
KataKakashi Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!! Truely... First of all thank you so much for this walkthrough. Being a complete stranger to digital art i think i have the basics.:) (Smile) 
IntoxicSoul Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Student Interface Designer
thanksLa la la la La la la la La la la la La la la la La la la la La la la la  i really need this too draw better 
Waldorfianknight Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Student General Artist



Princess-Julia7 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Student Filmographer
although i'm new here this has helped alot thanks :D
smucklove Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
wow, its amazing...thanks for the tips
endneo Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is such an amazing tutorial
kjillustration Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
wonderful tutorial, thank you!
Jives0 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
Damn... I need a second to comprehend all of this... Damn good job though.
Cawb Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
So hard to make?
PuddingMV Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Nice! Thanks :D
BreeHalo Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my goth! This will help me so much as i improve on my own digital art skills. Wonderful background btw.
theopunkguy Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
very great tutorial!! thanks for sharing :D
JulianneLin Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
what programs do you use?
Laurizzle7 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is amazing and truly helps
supereilonwypevensie Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student
Wow, this is fantastic! I'll DEFINITELY be using this! Thanks so much! :D
xXLouTheRaccoonXx Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
is it weird that i don't use digital art because i just draw and i just feel left out :(
Madame-Elsterblut Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
then this is the wrong tutorial section for you. this is categorized as photoshop related. just check out the tuts concerning traditional mediums.
chaosmembrane Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! This looks cool! :D I will try this soon! Thank you for the tutorial.
AndriaStar Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
woah this seems really complicated!
Willowthewolf101 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thank u thank u thank u thank u thank u thank u!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Chickenguy99 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
what program did you use to color it? btw great picture
madaraa-chan Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
do you use the mouse or get a pen thing like i've seen? I DONT UNDERSTAND :dummy:
cece23 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its a nice tut, but I think way too complicated for beginners. Lovely painting too but so not my style, so wouldn't really have the desire to try this out. Still it has given me quite a few ideas of the process, so thanks for your trouble
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