Wacom Intuos tutorial, Step 5: Adding Finishing Details in Painter Essentials with Aaron Blaise

Wacom Intuos tutorial, Step 5:  Adding Finishing Details in Painter Essentials with Aaron Blaise


We have got our light and shadow in.The painting is coming together now. It starts to feel like what the painting is going to be. The next step is to pull everything together. I lose some edges, I am going to add some details and I am going to put some contrast in. It is the little things that make the painting sync. The first thing I do is get rid of some residual line work. I go down my line drawing layers, grab my eraser and knock back some of these lines that stand out. Some of them I want hold on to because I like what the do to the image. I hit a couple more on the face, finished it up and now I add a new layer and set it to multiply. I want to define some of the areas around the eyes and the side of the face. This stage is about bringing everything into focus. I got this neutral warm color and I wanted to find some of these plain changes and add fur textures. I go into the shadows and darken it up by adding fur textures. I want it to feel like there’s fur growing on the face. That is what I am trying to do. I hit little areas here and there and be tasteful with it. Now I define the eye and hit the dark parts. What the rough drawing does, is it gives you dark areas. You have to redefine some of the dark areas when you get rid of that rough lines. That what I did for the eye. I really want to get that eye to sing and stand out. I want to hit these little highlights and its being tasteful. Here I want to get a little bit of glint, coming off the bottom corner of the eye. There are things that really make it sing, it’s all about being tasteful at this stage. I got the eye done and now I hit some highlights in the snout. I got the chin and nose working well. You can see it is starting to pop. I am just defining some of the textures. I grab brighter and warmer colors for the stripes. I hit the areas on the stripes themselves and make them stand out, get them to feel more fury. I want to do the same thing on the area on the chin. I hit little areas here and here and define hair. If you notice, I’m not hitting everything I’m just hitting little bits. I create bounced light right here. The light from the neck will reflect back on the chin. That is what I am creating here. A little bit of reflecting light and light from the ground. It’s all of these details that really add to the realism, to a sense of light to your image. I can’t emphasize enough, that this stage is about being tasteful. I hit this shadow are but look where it goes in the snout. It gives it a much better sense of light on that stripe. I hit areas to give them more texture. What I do here is I grab my ink dropper . I touch the stripped color and then I grab a slightly brighter version of that color. Then I go back in with my small brush and add a little bit of texture on top of them. I am analyzing the whole thing as it comes together. At this stage I do a lot of stepping back, looking at it, seeing what it needs, what’s working and what’s not. I want to start defining some of the art in the foreground. When we added them I indicated them loosely. Now it is my chance to being a bit more detailed now. Now you can see it is starting to come together. I got another layer set to overlay and hit little bits of grass. I add little bits of dust in the air floating. There might be insects and dirt. I add different things floating around. That gives a little bit of atmosphere. We are getting some nice depth but I hold back from making it ‘contrasty’. It comes together nicely, I am happy with that I am going to go ahead and collapse the layers for the sky. I get everything to collapse down to one layer. Now I can go in and grab the greeny pastel jitter brush. One thing I love about it is I can smear the paint around. I like looseness, losing edges, and things to blur out. That is what I do at this stage. Especially with these clouds. I’ve got a lot of detail in the zebra and the foreground. I like being able to go in and lose some of these edges. I jumped ahead and here we finish up those nice edges. That zebra lion sits nicely against
those lose and impressionistic clouds. I grab a paint brush and add cool touches to the background. A compliment to the warm colors of the grass. The grass is almost orange, so I pick something in the blue range, because that is the opposite color. It sits in the background really nice for me and I like how it feels. Especially with that storm in the background. I save that, because you don’t want to lose anything. The other good thing is getting in the habit of saving everything. Here I’m going to collapse everything down to one layer. I like to do that while so I can start blending layers together. There is something that does not look right. One thing that bothers me is a fact that all
the values are ‘contrasty’. I’m loosing the central focus which is the
head. I’m going to add a layer on top,set it to multiply and then grab a nice cool color. I come over and grab our shadow color which is that slightly blue neutral color. I grab a nice size brush and add a shadow over the back of the zebra. You can see that the values are pulled together. Now my eye is going right to the area of interest that I want you to look at. It’s got a great sense of light, it feels balanced to me, I like the composition and it’s got a nice sense of drama. That is how you do a little painting using your Wacom Intuos tablet and Corel Painter essentials. Thanks for watching you guys.

100 thoughts on “Wacom Intuos tutorial, Step 5: Adding Finishing Details in Painter Essentials with Aaron Blaise

  1. Awesome tutorial!! I was wondering what your thoughts are on the INTUOS vs INTUOS Pro. I currently have a old (10 years) tablet and I'm thinking for getting a new one. From what I've researched the consensus is INTUOS is for beginners or for people new to tablets.

  2. OMG this is pretty beautiful

  3. Awesome tutorials!!! Very helpful

  4. What I love about tutorials like this is that you see the thumbnails, and you see how amazing the end product is and you think "There's no way I could ever do that." Then as you watch the videos and the steps are laid out slowly in front of you, that doubt turns into the desire to create, which I believe is part of the point of tutorials. Thank you for this series!

  5. this is absolutely beautiful !

  6. Woooow I so want to paint like this but just one problem… my new wacom tablet is giving me nothing but trouble form day one! So much for reliability wacom. I bought the small pen and touch intuos because no money obviously but I guess even thats shit. I cant seem to have brush strokes without overlap effect.

  7. Can you send me a link to the drawing program you use? at the moment I use krita and I can only do sketches.. please help

  8. Amazing job, i suscribe ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. It's so beautiful, thank you for your work, it taught me a lot but I'm going to have to watch it a few times!

  10. what do you do with these paintings you make for these classes?

  11. i could study this for weeks or months, best teacher ever!

  12. That last touch, just made it go from wow, to AMAZING! lol very nice attention to detail and contrast.

  13. a tiger with a mohawk nice!

  14. when the details have details

  15. Whoa! That last shadow over the creatures backside made all the difference in the world. That really completed the painting for me. Great job!

  16. This is great. I like how all the videos last under 15 mins. Great skills, talents and I have def learnt a lot from this guy on both painting and using my tablet.

  17. You're the Bob Ross of digital painting. So pleasant. And I just now ordered this tablet.

  18. You make it look so effortless, Never in a million years could I produce this kind of picture, but it gives me inspiration to give it a go, don't even know how to hold the pen, hey ho here we go, thanks for the lovely tutorial.

  19. Amazing work from an amazing artist.

  20. Thanks a lot, Wacom! This was very useful. The result looks quite stunning, by the way. I may not use Coral Painter Essentials (at least not yet), but finding the corresponding effects and features on Krita is not that hard. It's great that Aaron Blaise was able to show his process in a coherent, procedural way. I often begin, get derailed by my lateral thinking style and end up wrestling the messy, muddled monster I created for hours. In the end, I get the image I want, but I don't think the time and chaos involved was entirely necessary.

  21. WOW!ย ย  Fantastic talent and superior tutorial sequence.

  22. Wow! That was an amazing tutorial. Absolutely love the finished painting. Thanks so much for the detailed explanation on how to use the software.

  23. How many layers did you use in this picture? I am learning about the use of layers but I don't know about the whole concept. I usually draw everything in one layer. I am a beginer using drawing tablet. Thank you and you are awesome!!

  24. Amazing

  25. I only have only one simple complaint with this program. I can't do anything with the art i make. all I can do is open it in the program i made it in. maybe the magic of the YouTube comment section will help me cough cough pls help me…

  26. Fantastic! I'm gonna get started.

  27. People who disliked this are dumbasses with no taste

  28. hello sir thank you for an awesome video. what intuos were you using here i want to possibly buy or read about it the link just brought me to a store not actual product. thanks

  29. im gonna be getting the intuos art tablet (in small) soon and this tutorial makes me unable to wait any longer. ugh. I'm so excited !! ๐Ÿ˜€

  30. Fucking gorgeous! Thank you!

  31. You merged 2 of my 3 favorite animals of the plains and I had so many a-ha moments of details and techniques. I have only touched my wacom sketch pad twice and it was over a year ago so I have been in the urge of picking it up again the last few days. The more you know.. ๐Ÿ˜

  32. it says corel painter essentials ; there are various versions .. which one is he using ?

  33. Beautiful Painting! So life-like and yet so special. Thanks for the great demo!

  34. as th ey say in my country: C'est bรด
    beautiful. too beautiful. seriously if i dont get somthing at the first try i'll kill myself. i'm not good at doing thing in general & i give up easily. i'll really need this tuto ToT

  35. Aaron, I have followed you for some time now andย have to say you are truly an inspiration to me. I have purchased most of your brushes and they have transformed my art, you taught me more than my college professor about Photoshop, and now you are teaching meย Painter…. mind blown and eternally grateful.

  36. Wow – amazing, thank you for this tutorial. Just got my tablet today, now I'm just missing the talent.

  37. I've never even seen this youtube channel till I searched up the tablet I was getting. When I saw that he was using the same tablet that is currently on it's way to me I was even more happy! I can't wait to get it, this fills me up with lots of inspiration. Great video~

  38. I watched you do it and I still don't understand how you did it. ๐Ÿ˜€ It's really beautiful. Amazing. Thank you. I'm gonna watch from the start again.

  39. Lovely work. But I wonder why you don't resize your brush using one of the quicker, easier methods, e.g. setting the tablet ring to resize brush, or holding down CMD-OPT and dragging to resize. I would go crazy having to use the two-click process of dropping down the slider and dragging it every time…

  40. You can learn so much from one lesson, you don't need to watch anymore. I'm not sayin' don't watch anymore lessons. Definitely do take every course you can. I'm sayin' that with the quality and detail, you can use everything he's showin' you in one lesson that will keep you busy for life. If you pay attention….*

  41. Is it better to save work as a JPEG or PNG?

  42. amazing

  43. fuck he's good

  44. i was thinking about buying this tablet and these videos really helpmed me decide!

  45. amazing!!!!

  46. I think you should cal it a Zebrion.

  47. Holy fuck that is amazing.

  48. I bought this shitty tablet just for playing Osu and it's great. Got it on Christmas 2015

  49. Please give me a realistic no bullshit estimate of how many hours it would take to learn to draw like this?

  50. woah this is beautiful!!! looking into tablets for my art, and found this one so I've been watching tutorials and reviews of it to see what others think about it, and now I'm definitely gonna buy this one!!

  51. Pure awesomeness!! Great work!

  52. Epic! ๐Ÿ˜€

  53. Amazing!!! I Even Found It On Google… Here's The Link.. http://img02.deviantart.net/5bc4/i/2015/194/5/a/lion_zebra_hybrid__zion_of_lebra__by_ablaise-d915m4k.jpg

  54. All I can say is WOW! Do you think th ere is much difference in the wacom 3 and the wacom 5?

  55. Just wonderful.

  56. Great video

  57. Look's great!

  58. I'm going to get input tablet on saturday and I wish I could just go through tjme, this just makes me want to get it right now!

  59. ZOIN!

  60. hello, can i ask you smthing, your gear is Corel Painter Essentials 5 and Wacom Intuos Art S black???????only this?

  61. I've never seen anything like this. Its absolutely incredible.

  62. This is absolutely AMAZING!!! Thank you for these videos

  63. A very comprehensive tutorial, which definitely helps to overcome the fear to start painting at all, great work and excellent teaching

  64. Is there a download link to that beautiful piece of art?

  65. I absolutely love this! I love the way he brought a bit of science into the process: with the different muscles, the particles in the air, the way the sky gets warmer and the reflections of light! When he said to use multiply for shadows and overlay for highlight, the realisation hit me HARD. I always wondered what multiply and overlay did!

  66. i have given up…

  67. A Huge Thank youuuu… you are just great sir.. love u.. thank you… awesome.. fantastico.. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

  68. Love your work! Thanks!

  69. I love it!!

  70. Master!!

  71. LOVE IT!!! I'll get the intous art definitively!!!

  72. Just watched all of the lebra creation videos. I believe this will really help me two ways: Learning to use the tablet and painter software, and remembering the patience it takes to do good work. Mr. Blaise, thank you ever so much.

  73. The zebra lion is my spirit animal

  74. Creative! Does Wacom intuos art tablet come with Corel Painter Essentials?

  75. Damm son…

  76. This is amazing ๐Ÿ˜Š I really like how it is explained in every detail. ๐Ÿค— Can we have more of that please?

  77. I feel like I'm in trance. Your work is really awesome. I'm getting excited getting my hands on that Intuos Art tablet !!! ^_^

  78. Just got my Intuos Art Medium and after watching this tutorial, it's kinda makes me wanna do an art work like this.. ( BTW i do vector portrait using AI). THIS IS SO AMAZING!

  79. That is just…wow. I was just entertaining the thought of digital drawing up until now. Now I want to jump in to explore all the possibilities. Props to Aaron Blaise for making me psyched with that epic artwork!

  80. for some reason my overlay thingy isn't working, and it doesn't add that glow effect

  81. I haf to stop my breathe watching this video. it is so amazing and even seems like a miracle. Thanks!

  82. amazing, i like this work…

  83. that was awesome.

  84. Super helpful!!!

  85. Just ordered a Wacom – Painter Essentials looks like a good program to start with.

  86. Superbe; Wonderful;

  87. Add "SOME" Details
    S O M E !

  88. That's amazing! I love these tutorials because teaches all about the beginning. I love drawing and all the possibilities that a person has. Thanks for the videos!

  89. great tutorial aaron!

  90. Thanks so much. Amazing.

  91. Thank you so much. God bless you guys

  92. That was amazing, your so talented and at the same time you are a great teacher with excellent communication skills. I will spend as much time as possible to improve my drawing and painting skills on my new Wacom tablet

  93. I've learned a lot. Thank you!

  94. Amazing. At last a tutorial for the wacom intuos that actually shows the same version as the software that actually comes with the tablet. I love the visuals on the menu and the explanations on the layers. Well done Aaron.

  95. Wow, this was great, thanks.
    Only my 2nd video tutorial about this tablet and software which I – a complete novice – have just got as a bundle. I am no artist. I bought it to play / do simple illustrations for my English students' worksheets, but these great artists and their tutorials are fascintaing and inspirational, although they make me feel as though anything I might come up with will be woefully inadequate.
    Perhaps, for the time being, I should set the bar low and just enjoy playing with my new toy using simple illustration/sketch software and 'graduate' to using this level of software later, or perhaps I can find a tutorial aimed at raw beginners who want to learn how to do line drawings with a tablet and go from there.

    Thanks a lot to the artist and to anyone who can point me in the right direction (links to very simple tutorials).

  96. That turned out so awesome, love it. Just got my tablet today and I'm installing everything. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  97. Thanks!

  98. quick and fast learning tutorial i ever watched ……. keep us teaching very nice

  99. It's really awesome and amazing to see what you can create in digital art design. I'm totally fascinated by your art. I wonder how I can learn to draw like that! Thank you so much for the time you spend on making that tutorial and showing all the steps you have done.

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