Digital Basics TRACK

This Digital Basics Track will help develop your skills in digital drawing and painting techniques. For those of you who have experience with digital art, this track can be really useful to refresh and enhance the skills you already have.

You’ll get the chance to tackle all the fundamentals in a universe where deleting a layer becomes the apocalypse. (well, at least if you’re Prof Lieu it is) We will have you jumping around stylistically so you can develop painterly skills and color while also getting experience with how to make your lines and graphic shapes work for you.

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Digital Basics Premium Track

Need more guidance, or someone to kick your butt? Purchase our Digital Basics Premium Course where you’ll get comprehensive support from the Art Prof staff through weekly voice sessions and critiques in our Discord.

Pacing

Do the track at your own pace! Taking the time to process the content is important, so we don’t advise putting pressure on yourself to finish the track quickly. Remember to have fun and enjoy the process! Hear Prof Lieu’s explanation of the track in this video.

Share Your Progress

Post your ongoing progress in the #artprof-tracks channel in our Discord, you’ll get support and feedback from the community! Tag us @art.prof on Instagram with #artproftrack so we can share your work.

Digital Tool Recommendations

Ongoing Assignment

Ideally, this ongoing assignment is to be done simultaneously with the weekly assignments. However, if your schedule doesn’t fit well with this, and you want to do the ongoing assignment at a separate time than the weekly assignments.

Our suggestion is to do the ongoing assignment for 3 weeks straight. The continuity is important so any time that you can draw daily for 3 weeks is great.

Digital Basics Track
Character silhouettes

Create a daily character by shooting a photo of an object, and then tracing the silhouette as a starting point.

Lesson 1

Digital Basics Track
DIgital mastercopy

Create a copy of a digital artwork that uses techniques you are not familiar with, but would like to learn!

Lesson 2

Digital Basics Track
facial expressions

Using a character design from the ongoing assignment, draw 5 different facial expressions for that character.

Lesson 3

Digital Art Basics Track
texture cubes

Create 8 cubes that each have the texture of a real life object. Try to cover as many different textures and colors as you can!

Lesson 4

Digital Art Basics Track
oil refinery

Create a digital painting inspired by a Utah oil refinery.

Lesson 5

Digital Basics Track
Fantasy landscape

Create a fantasy landscape from multiple reference photos.

Lesson 6

Digital Basics Track
5 fish

Create a composition that includes at least 5 fish.

Finished?

  1. Submit your track images + info via this upload form.
  2. You can choose to receive a hard copy certificate from us via snail mail. (this includes international people)
  3. We’ll feature your track work in an Art Prof Share segment in one of our live streams on YouTube.
  4. We’ll post your name, a link of your choice, your slideshow, and video feature on the corresponding track page in our student gallery area.