Digital Painting COMP 9569

Online Option

Have a love of drawing and painting? Our Digital Painting course helps you further that passion by teaching you how to use the pressure-sensitive technology of a digital drawing tablet (applying the pen to screen just as you would a brush to canvas). Explore custom brushes, speed painting and matte painting as you learn how to render eyes, mouths, noses, skin and hair in order to create a lifelike human portrait.


Course Delivery Method:

This is normally an in-class course but will be offered temporarily online while college buildings are closed.

Technical/Computer Requirements:

Refer to the basic technology requirements for online courses, but please note that you will also be required to have a tablet. You can use either a graphic tablet (touchpad and stylus) or a screen tablet (graphic tablet with a built-in monitor) that connects to computers. The recommended graphic tablets are the Wacom Intuos and Wacom Intuos Pro (any size). (Wacom is the industry standard, but other brands are acceptable.) The recommended screen tablets are Wacom Cintiq, Huion Kamvas Pro and XP-Pen Artist. (iPads are not ideal, but iPad users with a Macintosh computer can download Astropad to convert the iPad into a screen tablet that can be used with your Mac to run desktop software.) If you have additional questions about tablets, contact the department co-ordinator at


Although an Adobe Creative Cloud course is not a prerequisite, you may be required to pass a skills assessment during the first few weeks of class in order to continue with this course. You will have the most success in this course if you have already completed our COMP 9591 Introduction to Adobe Creative Cloud course before you start this course.

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Delivery Method: Online

Some courses require you to purchase a textbook. The cost of the textbook is not included in the course fee unless otherwise indicated. If there is a textbook assigned for this course, it will be listed on the bookstore website.