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October 6, 2013


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Learning the theory without any practice is incredibly pointless when it comes to art. No book, no lecture and no video will ever teach you how to paint if you won't find the time for creating something yourself.
On the other hand, doing everything alone and without any instructions  is the longest and hardest way of achieving anything. What's worse it doesn't guarantee you success.

Through the last couple of years I've been painting, I've learned that the best way for me to learn to paint is to copy techniques of people who know what they're doing. There's no better way doing it than watching videos with commentaries. That's why today I thought I'd share with you some great lectures, tutorials and demos I've found on youtube. Below you'll find a list of the best YT channels and samples of videos. Go and subscribe for more great vids!


Official channel of FZD School of Design which is considered to be one of the best schools providing  education in entertainment design. On their channel you'll find dozens of videos with lectures, walkthroughs, Q&A sessions and student work presentations. A must-see for all digital artists trying to get into the entertainment industry.


Channel led by sinix. You'll find there not only a big selection of very solid art theory tutorials but also a series of workshops with critique sessions and design development and a quite interesting "Let's explore deviantART" series.

Scott Robertson

Ever wanted to paint machines? Scott Robertson's channel is the place to go. He demonstrates very efficient techniques of designing and rendering machines as well as teaches fundamentals like line weight or atmospheric perspective.

Imagine FX

Official channel of Imagine FX magazine. They concentrate on illustrations made in a wide variety of styles using a lot of different software - Photoshop, Painter, Sketchbook Pro or Art Rage. Not all videos have audio (full versions can be purchased with the magazine) but some do; and the ones without are still  quite interesting nonetheless.


A great channel for beginners. Sycra explains the very basics like composition or light in short and easy to understand videos. He also tackles with many questions that arise when people start to draw. On the channel you'll also find a lot of interviews and critique sessions as well as speed painting and livestream footage.

Concept Cookie

A channel connected with ConceptCookie - a team of artists developing tutorials for digital artists. They create a variety of videos helping understand the basics of digital art as well as providing some simple solutions for very specific subject you might want to paint.

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RenOokami Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist
Thanks for sharing, I'll tell some DA artists and other friends who study how to paint/draw about this journal ^^
Treebuzza Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Student
Awesome you're the best XD
Chazmoxlegendz Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow Thanks for the effort of putting this up for us, I didn't know the ones I'm already looking at is the parts that are in this thanks thanks thanks, many thanks.
Nochixtlan Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot, that's very helpful!
NoNoKoHime Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
thank you very much<3
linkaiya Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much!!!
Satlif Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks  A LOT!
caradecunha2 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks A lot! It's really helpful!
Tharalin Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
Thank you so much!
Around half of them are already on my watchlist, this list is really gold! Thanks for sharing.
Chocolate-Paper Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I've looked through a couple of these collections before, but I hadn't heard of most of these until now. Thank you so much for sharing! I have some good stuff to watch for a long time now :meow:
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