Author: Johann Chan
Johann describes himself as a design person who does things like graphic design, photography, video and rides small bikes.
He has worked as art editor at Digital Arts, and contributed to magazines such as Ride, Level, Albion, Lodown Art and Cream.
Want to create a beautiful, dreamlike painting full of subtle details but with a bold 80s colour scheme? Design duo KittoZutto show you how in this tutorial on creating an airbrushed portrait tapping the glory days of Athena posters.
You’ll learn how to improve your brush skills, working with a variety of different brush heads for varying effects and you’ll learn how to get the most out of colouring, masking and layer blending modes.
You’ll also learn the benefit of working with lots of layers in a digital painting, as this allows you to work on elements separately and quickly adjust detail and colouring.
A layered version of the final composition, for reference, can be downloaded below.
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