Digital Drawing

Pushing Your Boundaries to Create Impactful Illustrations

By Gravitydusty

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36 lessons
Running time
9h 14m
By Creator
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Create Your Style and Continue to Build it into Something You Love

Showing how using studies and alternative mediums can help you discover what it is you want to portray and how to achieve it. From the ground up I would like to teach you how I created my style and continue to build it into something I love, something that creates an impact on others. Learn how you can take these methods and apply them to a personal style that you can love, too.
Gravitydusty will help you find your unique presence and love for your own art without simply becoming someone else.

Bring Out Your Full Artistic Potential and Find Your Own Identity

The class is for anyone who wants to learn how to keep growing as an artist and why/how I personally think through my illustrations, ranging from overall atmosphere to the minute details.

Learn Gravitydusty's Rendering Process from A to Z

Upon completion, I hope that you will better understand yourself as an artist and have a grasp on the fundamentals of creating illustrations catered to the subject. By the end of the course, you will have in depth knowledge about:
  • Color Theory
  • Lighting & Shading
  • Rendering

Step 1: Basic Anatomy & Composition

Step 2: Weighted and Confident Lineart

Step 3: Colors, Shading & Lighting

Step 4: Rendering & Finalizing the Mood of the Piece

Step 5: Adding Complex Background


  1. Meet Your Instructor
  2. Introduction to the Course
  3. Introduction to the Program

Chapter 1: Beginning

  1. Gathering Inspiration
  2. Basic Anatomy
  3. Posing the Body
  4. Composition Early On
  5. Exercise: Keywords
    • Elegant
    • Intense

Chapter 2: Lineart

  1. Lineart Basics
    • Weight
    • Loose vs Tight
    • Color Tricks
  2. Zoom Out, Don't Worry About Perfectionism
  3. Keeping the Integrity of the Sketch
  4. Exercise: Line Your Sketches from Chapter 1

Chapter 3: Colors

  1. Easy Steps to Filling in Flat Colors

  2. Early Editing in Your Flats

  3. Some Color Theory to Get Cohesive Flats Early On

Chapter 4: Lighting

  1. Lighting Basics
    • How I Think when Approaching Lighting Situations
    • Working in Shapes
  2. Mood and Color
  3. Extra Tips to Keep in Mind
  4. Exercise 1: Source and Mood
    • Source #1: Overhead Lighting
    • Source #2: Back Lighting
    • Source #3: Side Lighting
    • Mood #1: Threatening
    • Mood #2: Melancholy
    • Mood #3: Hopeful
  5. Exercise 2: Special Scenarios
    • Scenario #1: Fire Nearby
    • Scenario #2: Sunrise/Sunset
    • Scenario #3: Glowing Source on the Body
    • Scenario #4: Water Reflection

Chapter 5: Rendering Part I

  1. Basics of Painting
  2. Rendering the Face (Eyes, Nose, Lips, Brows, Makeup)
  3. Rendering Hair
  4. Exercise: Face Rendering Different Expressions from Scratch
    • Expression #1: Smiling
    • Expression #2: Glaring/Snarling
    • Expression #3: Crying
    • Expression #4: Bewilderment

Chapter 6: Rendering Part II

  1. Clothing and Skin

  2. Using Different Brushes/Strokes for Stylization

  3. Working in Shapes and Textures

  4. Exercise: Textures
    • Texture #1: Metal
    • Texture #2: Leather
    • Texture #3: Holographic
    • Texture #4: Fur

Chapter 7: Final Edits

  1. Adding Some Special Trademarks

  2. Spatial Coloring

  3. Finalizing the Mood of the Piece

  4. Additional Effects on the Piece and Background

Bonus Chapter: Backgrounds

  1. Simplicity
    • Easy Shapes
    • Faking Complexity
    • What You Can Use on the Figure to Add to the Background
  2. Compositional Balances
  3. More Complex Background Layouts


  Congratulations on Completing the Course!

Meet Your Creator
Hello, I am Ariel, better known as Gravitydusty, and I am a full-time freelance artist from the US!
I have done work for a number of clients, from companies such as Viz Media and MiHoYo, to indie game developers like Arbiter by Jordan Scott and Monster Prom by Beautiful Glitch, to individual commissions.
I started my journey in art around the age of 10, drawing anime fanart with pencils on paper, then upgraded to a digital tablet about 7 years ago, teaching myself along the way. I've been posting my art online for that same amount of time and have since gone to university to get a Bachelors in Art. Throughout the years I've seen people often struggle with finding their own voice and style, myself being one of them, and I am happy to have the opportunity to help set others on the path to find that for themselves.
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