Digital Painting Demo / Tutorial

Well, I’ve been very busy lately working on new premium courses including my newly released “Figure Drawing Course” and my upcoming Character Design Course… But, I wanted to take a little time out and work on a new image. Plus, I wanted to create a new free digital painting demo.

Often when I post my SPEED PAINT VIDEOS and time lapses I get requests for something in real time. So, here it is:

I got this idea for a fun elephant image which I call “Sri Lanka Afternoon” – I wanted to share it with you. It was a quick image but I had a lot of fun with it. Hopefully you enjoy the video as much as I enjoyed creating it.

Final Digital Painting Demo Image:

A high-res version of the final image is below.

This image was created in Adobe Photoshop CC – It took just about 2 hours to create.


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About Aaron Blaise

For 21 years Aaron worked with Disney helping to create some of the greatest animated films ever made. During that time he worked as an animator or supervising animator on "The Rescuers Down Under", "Beauty and the Beast", "Aladdin", "The Lion King", "Pocahontas", "Mulan" and more. In 2003 he was co-director of "Brother Bear" for which he earned an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature Film. After "Brother Bear" he helped to develop several projects but ultimately left Disney to pursue an opportunity back home in Florida. Aaron recently served as 2D Animation Supervisor and Character Designer for the "The Bear and the Hare" an advertisement loved by millions around the world. He is currently also working on a new animated short film, once again involving bears called "Snow Bear".

5 thoughts on “Digital Painting Demo / Tutorial

  1. Thank you! loved the video, I could hear a little Bob Ross in there ((keep it play full)).. lol I just got a Ugee tablet 19 inch but photo shop doesn’t work with it for some reason.keeps giving me straight lines,any hoo I’m just learning how to paint my drawings so thanks for all the tutorials.I love them all. Check out some of your techniques I used in my drawings if ya want.

  2. Thank you for make me believe in yourself…
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    …………………………………………Thank you Aaron Blaise

  3. Love all your lessons and tips! I’m a struggling second year animation student and your course has already cleared and helped me with so much that I didn’t understand before! Thanks so much Aaron!

  4. I have just discovered your page and absolutely love this video. Speed paintings are fine, but I got a huge amount out of watching this and understanding why you do things and the whole thought process behind the art work.
    I have just bought some of your videos and brushes, so I may find my answer there but I just wondered if you are able to tell me which brushes you used in this painting and also if there is a reason you use photoshop over corel painter?

    Hope you do more of these!

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