Top 5 Brushwork Tutorials!

Gumroad resources to help take your art to the next level!

The year 2020 and its slew of unprecedented global events have changed how we work, how we learn, and how we take part in art-related activities. Isolation and mostly online-centered communication have left many artists struggling to find inspiration and motivation.

At Syn Studio, we believe that having access to high-quality resources, effective tutorials, and top names to follow, can be just the ticket to get you out of your pandemic doldrums and inspire you to take your skills to a new level.  

We’ve curated a selection of Brushwork tutorials –  some free, some for a nominal fee – which will provide you valuable insight into the workflows, pipelines, and techniques used by some of the biggest names in the industry.


Jeremy Fenske

“Concept and Visual Development Artist in Los Angeles
Jeremy Fenske was also a guest speaker at our Syn Studio Gathering of Masters event in 2019

PS BRUSHES +how I use them video (vid w/commentary) (Free)
“I’ve been asked to share my latest brush set, so here it is! I’ve also included a 35-minute video explaining how I use these brushes and some helpful tips about using them.”

Round Brush Painting +Brush Tutorial ($5)
“In this package, you get A round brush tutorial, a painting process timelapse, a brush set, and a layered PSD.”


Ty Carter

“Ty Carter is currently a visual development artist at Blue Sky Studios. He has worked on films such as Nimona (2020), Spies in Disguise (2019), Peanuts, Epic, and Ice Age 4. Ty has years of experience teaching for schools such as SVS, CGMA, AnimSchool, Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Arts, and mentoring at School of Visual Arts in NYC”

Session 56 – Interpretive Illustration ($22)
Interpretive Illustration is a two video session that explores the theory of implied ideas, subjects, and themes. I explore ways to infer and suggest volume, light, time, and more through painting techniques. I discuss in-depth the elements of painting to create hard and soft edges, lost and found, unique brushwork, and hand-painted gradients. I cover techniques, methods, and approaches to bring more interest into imagery without spelling it all out.”


Toni Infante

Illustrator and comic artist based on Barcelona. For the past years, I’ve been doing illustrations for children’s books, movies, or comic books like “Sons of the devil” (14 issues, Image Comics, 2015-2017).”

Quiet&Ellie + INK Tutorial Bundle ($14.90)
Includes: “My INK Brush set; In-depth text tutorial where I explain how I ink digitally on Photoshop; Ink video process of Quiet (46 min, HD) and layered PSD.”


Raphael Lacoste

“Raphael Lacoste is an illustrator and Artist, Artistic Director on Assassin’s Creed Black Flag and Origins, winning a VES Award in February 2006 and in 2018 for both Prince of Persia and Assassin’s Creed. Raphael also worked as a Matte Painter and Senior Concept Artist on such feature films as Terminator Salvation, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Death Race, Immortals 2011, Repo Men, Jupiter Ascending…”

Custom Brushes and Compositions (8$)
“This Pack contains the brushes and shapes I use to work on ideas, finding solutions, avoiding to start from the blank page. The Brushes can be used as Silhouettes, composition elements, and Shading values.”
The brushes in this pack are ideal for rendering organic landscapes, Sci-fi Concept Art, or Medieval Settings, this pack also includes PSD examples of the brushes in use.


Hungry for more brush packs?  If you are subscribed to Adobe Photoshop, you can download all of Kyle Webster’s brush packs for free!


Kyle Webster

“Kyle is an international award-winning illustrator and designer who has drawn for the New Yorker, TIME, The New York Times, Nike, IDEO, and many other notable companies. Since he founded KyleBrush in 2014, his custom Photoshop brushes have become industry-standard tools, used by artists at Disney, Pixar, Dreamworks, Weta Digital, HBO, and Cartoon Network.”

A thousand brushes. Infinite creativity. Exclusive brushes from Kyle T. Webster

We hope you found these resources useful and inspiring.  If you enjoy tutorials but want to go deeper and get personalized feedback from a professional artist consider enrolling in a live online class.

Syn Studio provides a valuable online learning experience for anyone aspiring to improve their art skills and become a top professional artist. Since 2007, we’ve been helping amateur and professional artists take their art to the next level through our 10-week affordable Online Art Classes as well as our Art Bootcamp program

Check out these classes available for the Winter 2021 term, to help you take your brushwork to new levels: Intro to Digital Painting, Digital Painting, and Digital Portrait Painting.

Students can expect highly specialized online art classes, equipping them with the essential tools required to create stunning visuals. Just like the resources presented above, all of the classes at Syn Studio are designed and taught by industry professionals. And, you get the opportunity to connect with a network of like-minded individuals. 

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