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If you're interested in learning to make concept art — or simply taking your recreational painting into the digital sphere — concept artist Matt Kohr spent a week teaching us the basics. Here's the complete 101 course for your edification.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.


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.


As one colour approaches another there's always a blended transition. Even if your subject is painted a single colour it will have lighter and darker areas. Because colour is affected by light and form, it has a huge amount of variation. Even a sheet of white paper seen on a cloudy day contains a gradation subtle colours.