Paint expressive portrait art with ArtRage 5

Paint expressive portrait art

ArtRage is a popular digital art tool (for more, see our ArtRage introduction) In this tutorial, I'll take you through each step of creating a portrait in ArtRage 5, from making a new file and loading up a reference image, sketching out initial shapes and forms, through to blocking in and adding thicker textured paint using ArtRage's Palette knife, and utilising custom brushes to create more texture and movement. I'll also show you how to add some final flourishes, such as grunge backgrounds and paper textures, as we export the ArtRage painting into Photoshop

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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!