Illustration

Learn to Paint Digitally for Free with Joel Santana's Course

Get free access to Joel’s course for just 72 hours and learn to inject life into your characters in Photoshop

For an illustrator, making a character look realistic can be a challenge. What sets a sketch apart from a professional illustration is that the latter, once completed, will radiate life and depth.

The key to achieving this quality in your work is knowing how to combine color, light, and texture. Joel Santana (@themaddhattr) is an expert in this field. Throughout his career, he has brought characters to life while working on freelance projects for brands such as Champs Sports, Walt Disney World Orlando, and other major clients. Aside from creating, Joel has also mentored other artists, generously sharing his techniques.

From April 8, and for 72 hours only, you will be able to access Joel’s course, Digital Painting for Characters: Color and Light, for free, in which you will learn expert techniques to help you master combining color, light, and texture in your digital paintings.

In this course, Joel Santana will reveal his creative process, from scanning his drawings to exporting the final image to print or publish online. Throughout the course, you will learn how to make the most of Adobe Photoshop and take your work to the next level.

You will learn how to set up your workspace and carry out exercises that help you understand lighting. Joel will share basic tips for painting and adding textures, and, finally, you will master effects that will give your work depth.

Learn to Paint Digitally for Free with Joel Santana's Course 3
Joel Santana's course will be free for 72 hours.

How can I access the course for free?

You just need to be registered on Domestika to access the course for free. Then you can click here to access it directly. Remember, you will be able to watch all of the lessons from Joel’s course as many times as you like over 72 hours; however, you will not be able to participate in forum activities or receive feedback from the teachers about the activities they set. If you would like full access to the course for an unlimited time and to receive personalized feedback on your work and portfolio from Joel, you can sign up for the course for a reduced price, only available during this limited time.

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