Tutorials & References

On this page you can find anatomy references, Photoshop tutorials, videos, painting tutorials and Photoshop brushes which I use while I paint. These are resources for everyone to use and learn from, and feel free to take a look. Scroll down to look at tutorials, videos, and brushes, and click on the download buttons if you’d like to view them. You can find more of my painting tutorials in 3dtotal’s books and ImagineFX magazines. A list of where you can find my featured works and books can be found here.

HOW TO: Male Torso Anatomy

This tutorial shows how I paint the anatomy of the male torso in Photoshop. The tutorial includes my sketching method, colouring and painting. You can learn a few anatomical tips on how to draw muscles and on how to colour your drawing using Overlay and Soft Light blending mode after starting with black and white sketch. Here you can also find different pose references so you can visualize on how the torso looks in various poses. The tutorial provides the brush settings which I have used. To download the tutorial, simply click on button below.

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HOW TO: Face Expressions Reference

In this tutorial you will find face references done in various expressions and from various angles. This reference sheet is done in black and white and utilizes a simple style to show how I sketch faces, focusing on eyebrows, eyes, mouth and posture for enhancing various expressions. To download the tutorial, simply click on button below.

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HOW TO: Male Torso Anatomy - Back

In this tutorial you can learn on how to sketch, color and paint the back of a male torso, as well as the anatomy of back muscles. You can learn a few anatomical tips on how to draw muscles and on how to colour your drawing using Overlay and Soft Light blending mode after starting with black and white sketch. Here you can also find different pose references so you can visualize on how the torso looks like in various poses. The tutorial shows brush settings which I have used and was drawn in Photoshop. To download the tutorial, simply click on button below.

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HOW TO: Male Hands Reference

In this tutorial you will find hand references done in various positions and from various angles. This reference sheet is done in black and white and utilizes a simple style to show how I sketch male hands using only gritty lines for enhancing wrinkles, veins, and bone structure. To download the tutorial, simply click on button below.

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Painting tutorials

In this collection you can find tutorials where I explain my painting technique for commonly requested skills like painting skin, hair, anatomy, etc. These are Flash tutorials, so if you wish to preview them, please choose from the tutorials in the top column on the right. Below you can download tutorials in .swf file and open the file with your browser (such as Firefox, Chrome…). For work in progress videos and tutorials please check my YouTube channel.

Book & Magazine tutorials

Aside from the many free tutorials above, you can also find tutorials in several books and magazines where I explain my painting process, what tools and brushes I use, and much more. Most of these tutorials are for digital art and are primarily for Adobe Photoshop. In the book Beginner’s Guide to Creating Manga Art you can find a tutorial on how I draw manga artwork using traditional mediums. Feel free to check the links below for previewing each book. You can also check the photos from these under the About page.

Brushes

For most of my works I usually prefer to use default Photoshop brushes such as Soft Round Pressure Opacity brush. While I paint, I have enabled brush settings; they are found next to brush Opacity and Flow options, and include Always use Pressure for Size, Enable airbrush-style build-up effects and Always use Pressure for Opacity. For my painterly style, realistic style and others, I use brushes found online. On the right column, you can find some brushes which I use and you can download them as well. You can find my brush pack at the bottom where I have also included skin, hair, and leaves brushes that I’ve made for my realistic works.


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