Adobe Fresco tutorial: Create a portrait in the painting app

Adobe Fresco
(Image credit: Phil Galloway)

For this Adobe Fresco tutorial, I’ll be creating a vibrant and emotive portrait, showing how different techniques and textures can be used in the app to bring life and realism to your art. From rough pencil sketch through to splashy loose brushwork, I’ll reveal how you can get the most from Fresco’s fantastic brushes. 

I’ll be painting a man with paint running down his face, but the basic sketching and painting techniques can be applied to any subject of your choice. The array of brushes in Fresco can be initially daunting, but do experiment and have fun with each brush and their settings. Just like Bob Ross used to say, it’s all about those happy little accidents!

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Phil is a fine and digital artist specialising in expressive portraiture. His MA in The History of Art has helped shape his artistic style. He's a proud father, an outdoors lover and a keen beard enthusiast!