Digital Painting 101, Lesson #5: Putting It All Together

Digital Painting 101, Lesson #5: Putting It All Together

For the final installment of Digital Painting 101, concept artist Matt Kohr showcases each of the previously explained techniques in an illustration demo. The speed of this video is different than the previous four installments: It’s a time lapse covering more ground.

The entire process is narrated—beginning with a scanned drawing and ending in a finished painting.

As you watch the demo, keep an eye out for these key techniques:

  • The ‘basic 3’ brushes
  • ‘Temp layers’
  • mini-palette
  • opaque layers, glaze layers
  • On-screen mixing
  • Heavy use of keyboard shortcuts

Where to next?

Congratulations on completing digital painting 101! Now you’re ready to take on the world of concept art. Ctrl+Paint has a growing list of free videos to watch in the blog secton, and premium series in the store section.

Matt Kohr is a freelance concept artist / Illustrator. For more information, check out or

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