February 2012 Issue

Here is your February Issue! You will find a schedule for the Digital Art Summit and a variety of articles. Enjoy!


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October 2011 Issue of Digital Paint Magazine

Hello everyone!

I hope you enjoy this months magazine. Be sure to check out the publishers column. There is a mention there are about people submitting tutorials. We will be paying for one each month as we move forward.

The October issue has an interview which illustrator Rodney Pike as well as artist, developer John Derry. Features include a landscape tutorial by Michael Campbell, Keyword marketing by Tim ONeill.

Nadia Lim’s Old Masters column will be back next month and will profile Turner.

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August 2011 Issue of Digital Painting Magazine

We hope you enjoy the August Issue of Digital Paint Magazine. There are a ton of great articles this month. So you dont miss it one of the announcements is the webinars coming up. Starting Monday August 29th with Marco Bucci! Then we have Nathan Smith in September and Heather Michelle in October. Join us! More information about the digital painting webinars at: http://www.digital-art-summit.com/membership/bucci_webinar_aug2011/

Also take a peek at our Kickstarter program. If you have not seen what Kickstarter is you definitely should visit. Check it out at: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1096036961/handmade-fine-art-paper-portfolio

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May Issue of Digital Paint Magazine

Here is the May issue for you!

February Open Studio with Karen Bonaker

Join us for another Open Studio at Digital Art Academy as we paint our way through the Italian countryside. The emphasis of this session will be to identify some of the most common composition problems and learn how to correct them. Students will work from reference images provided by your instructor. Students will learn about some of the tools available in Painter that can help you compose a better composition, as well as learn how to make some of your own.

Course Begins: January 29th – Four weeks.

Live Session: Live sessions will be held on Saturday mornings at 9am PST.

Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced all skill levels welcome.

Digital Painting Open Studio

Week One
Composition-A matter of good color and values.

Focus will be on identifying the components that make up a well composed landscape painting. Some considerations will be placing the focal point, guiding the observer’s eye through the picture to maintain interest, and understanding the importance of good color and values.

Week Two
Editing Your Painting

Students will work on editing in and editing out information from their reference image. It is more than simplification and involves learning to see things differently. Changing angles and looking up or down on the view.

Week Three
Working With Tone and Color

Students will complete several exercises which should help them to understand more about the value of tone in our paintings. Students will paint a landscape which explores the various attributes of adding tone to our paintings.

Week Four
Drawing Exercises-Water

Water is a fascinating subject to paint. This week our painting will concentrate on various techniques to paint water in your landscape painting. Exercises using watercolor, pencils and chalk will be included. Common elements that tend to be left out or ignored will also be explored.

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Open Studio Landscape Painting