Digital Painting Tutorial

A Start-to-Finish, Online demonstration presented by Jon Foster.




About the Digital Art Tutorial

Jon Foster is an instructor and Mentor at Visual Arts Passage for the  Illustration Program.

Jon Foster is an instructor and Mentor at Visual Arts Passage for the Illustration Program.

Jon Foster will answer questions, discuss techniques, and share professional wisdom during this in-depth, 3-hour demonstration. During this interactive and online event, attending students will be invited to ask questions. Streaming video and his desktop from his home studio Jon will present his entire process. Foster will take a traditionally-finished sketch to a digitally finished image using Adobe Photoshop. The tutorial will cover scanning and photographing traditional work for digital development or finishing. Foster will also explain sketching to rearrange composition, improve value structures, and finishing with color.

Every step of the image-making process will be explained and discussed by the artist.

Jon will also show a collection of his sketches and sketch books.

Whether you’re a beginner artist, make art digitally or traditionally, or working to sharpen your skills, this is an exceptional opportunity to watch a professional illustrator do what he does best. Visual Arts Passage Co-founders, John English and Timmy Trabon join as moderators.

The class is delivered live & online, using Zoom Video Conferencing. Only 50 spots are available for this painting tutorial and it will sell out quickly. Video streaming quality is subject to your internet speeds. We recommend using an ethernet cable and testing your connection in advance.

A recording of this class will not be available

About Jon Foster

Foster is an internationally acclaimed illustrator and digital artist. His talents are defined by many years of professional development and skill. He regularly partners with Visual Arts Passage as a teacher and mentor to art students. His art has been featured by many of the most respected organizations in the editorial, publishing, and entertainment industry. His clients include but are not limited to: National Geographic, Universal Orlando, Dark Horse Comics, DC Comics, Tor Books, Simon and Schuster, Harry S. Abrams Books, Boston Globe, Underwood Books, Knopf, Delacorte, Del Rey Books, Scholastic, Fox Atomic, Little Brown, Nightshade Books, Subterranean Press, HBO, MTV, Sonoma State Park CA.

Foster has also received prestigious awards from countless organizations including: The Society of Illustrators annual publication, Spectrum: The Best of Contemporary Fantastic Art. The David P. Usher/Greenwich Workshop Memorial Award in the Society of Illustrators: Annual, the Dark Scribe Quill Award for Best Cover, and was nominated for the Chesley Awards.

A recent piece by Jon Foster.

A recent piece by Jon Foster.


*This is a one time only event. A recording will not be available to attendees and tickets are non-refundable.

All artwork courtesy Jon Foster