Creating A Mixed Media Commission with Jim Pavelec

Professional illustrator and fine artist Jim Pavelec walks us through the process of creating a commissioned fantasy portrait using his unique mixed media approach that moves between traditional and digital media, combining real world pencil and paint with the ArtRage for iOS app. […]

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ArtRage Watercolors Tutorial by Randel Washburne

Getting Traditional Watercolor Effects with ArtRage: iPad Artist Randel Washburne explains the different settings for the Watercolor tool and techniques for getting washes and glazing effects in the iOS app for ArtRage. […]

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Illustrating a Book Cover One: Setting Up the Canvas

How to Illustrate a Book Cover (Part 1 of 3). An ArtRage 5 tutorial by Nick Harris. In this three part tutorial, Nick Harris uses ArtRage 5 to design a book cover from scratch and share some of his experience and techniques. This tutorial assumes that you are somewhat familiar with ArtRage 5 and covers customising the canvas resolution and interface, guides, toolboxes, the Custom Brush, filters, layers and advanced layer properties, standard painting tools (Pastels, Pencil, Palette Knife, Watercolor Brush), symmetry, text, stencils, transform and … […]

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Drawing & Coloring in ArtRage Lite Video Tutorials

Learn how to Draw and Color in ArtRage Lite (Simple Line Art). Create a simple illustration from sketch to color. This video tutorial covers sketching, inking, coloring, stencils, selections, and basic canvas settings in ArtRage Lite, as well as the Fill Tool in ArtRage 5. These videos are 3-5 minutes long, and the entire series is about half an hour. You can also watch the entire series as a single half hour video here. […]

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How To Choose Inking Brushes in ArtRage

How To Choose Inking Brushes in ArtRage? Choosing the Right Tool For Different Inking Styles and Techniques? Choosing a Style Traditional inking uses a soft (felt) tip, a hard nib, or a brush to apply ink lines and washes. The ink can be solid and opaque, quick drying, watery, or blend with the ink around it with every stroke. The paper may be anywhere from perfectly smooth to roughly textured. These differences create the signature looks and effects of different inking styles. […]

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Warp Mode in ArtRage 5

Using Warp in ArtRage 5 to Distort and Transform Paint ArtRage 5 introduces the new Warp mode, which lets you smear, swirl, and otherwise distort your painting. It’s similar to Photoshop’s Liquify filter, but specifically designed to respect ArtRage’s paint properties, so you won’t lose texture or paint depth when distorting. This means that you […]

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Pastel Cat Tutorial by Ramona MacDonald

Step by step coloring a Cat with Pastels in ArtRage 5. The artwork in this tutorial was created by Ramona MacDonald in ArtRage 5, using the Pastel tool. She is also one of our featured artists. This tutorial uses ArtRage 5, but you can find the pastels and the palette knife in almost all editions of ArtRage. […]

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How to choose a Canvas Size in ArtRage

How to pick a Canvas Size for your ArtRage Paintings? Choosing a canvas size is one of those horrible math-filled topics that are terrifying and mysterious the first time you try and do digital art, or start considering printing your art. It is important to make sure that you do not start with a canvas that is too small because you cannot make it larger later without losing quality. But what is “too small”? How large can you go? This comprehensive guide … […]

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Tool Settings for Realistic Inking in ArtRage

Use different tools in ArtRage to get realistic ink brush and marker effects! This tutorial demonstrates natural media inking settings for the Watercolor Brush, Oil Brush, Felt Pen, and Gloop Pen tools to help you choose the right tool for your style. Each tool is highly customizable, so pay close attention to the settings, and don’t be afraid to tweak them! Note: This tutorial focuses on the natural media brush and marker tools. If you want a much more digital effect, you want … […]

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Coloring A Fish With Felt Pen in ArtRage 4

Join us for a quick coloring session featuring the vibrant Cuban Hogfish and the Felt Pen tool! A coloring tutorial demonstrating tips for creating a line art from your pencil sketch and coloring it neatly with the felt pen in ArtRage 4. You can also watch the video of the painting process on YouTube (or at the end of this post). Learn how to draw and color this fish! Click through the gallery for the step by step tutorial. […]

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