by Pam Park

Aaron Rutten

Ten Tips for Digital Artists

If you ask Seattle-based artist and educator Aaron Rutten to whip you up a fried egg, chances are he’ll produce something that looks enticingly delicious, but won’t fill you up or blow your diet. Aaron’s award-wining recipe involves a few cups of talent, a heaping tablespoon of Corel Painter and a smidgeon of a Wacom pen. 

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Aaron is a Corel Painter Master Elite (that’s a trained Jedi in the digital art world). He shares his illustration techniques as video tutorials on his popular YouTube channel and his collection of 800+ video tutorials cover nearly every aspect of digital painting with software such as Corel Painter, Photoshop, ArtRage and Adobe Illustrator. 

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Aaron has over ten years of experience working as professional artist. He has exhibited and sold artwork in countries around the world and specializes in digital painting with Corel Painter. He enjoys painting a variety of subjects, including landscape painting, still-life, impressionism, surrealism, cartooning and abstract art.
In his studio, Aaron uses a Wacom Cintiq 27QHD and paints outdoors on a Cintiq Companion 2.

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Here Aaron shares a video tutorial that will make you draw better in just 4 minutes:



As an educator, Aaron shares his illustration techniques as video tutorials on his YouTube channel that has over 50,000 subscribers and more than 7 million views. He also has over 700 video tutorials that teach artists nearly every aspect of digital painting with software such as Corel Painter, Photoshop, ArtRage and Adobe Illustrator.

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