2D Painting Fundamentals 1

Studying the Art Fundamentals

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Introduction

People often ask, “What are the art fundamentals?” This article seeks to list out each of the basics that I think a student should have a firm understanding of if they want to pursue 2D digital art / painting. The definitions included are for context, as a beginner may be unfamiliar with these terms. Use this list as you would notes from class. It is a guide to give you ideas on what to study or practice next. I will not be able to teach you these subjects, but you should be able to seek the knowledge out yourself.

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Hajimaru - Art Process & Tutorial

Hajimaru Tutorial

1. Sketch

Start with a really rough sketch. Then lower the opacity of the rough sketch layer, make a new layer, and begin a more detailed sketch. If you’re not confident in your observational skills, you can use a grid to help you eyeball where the features are. Keep the sketch layer at the top with the layer mode set to ‘Multiply’.

1. Sketch

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How to Use Clip Studio Assets

How to Use Clip Studio Assets

About

Clip Studio Assets is a free service from CELSYS. It allows Clip Studio users to share and buy materials like brushes, 3D models, 3D objects, poses, gradients, 2D images, auto actions and more. This is a brief guide on how to use the service for English speaking users.

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