PaintboxTV is a subscription-based educational online learning site dedicated to empowering your creativity. The focus is mainly on digital painting, both on desktop (Corel Painter on Mac or PC , in combination with the Wacom graphics tablet) and on mobile (iPad, primarily with the Procreate app). It offers live interactive sessions and updated content every month, an library of over 500 lively, stimulating and inspiring educational online tutorial videos, plus downloadable Painter and Procreate extras.
See some user testimonials to get an idea of the value of PaintboxTV as a training resource.
Enjoy your visit.
Photo © Shalom Gibly
Artist, PaintboxTV Founder, Author, Instructor,
Corel Painter Master Elite, Live Event Digital Painter
Artist site: JeremySutton.com
PaintboxTV Frequently Asked Questions
There are two PaintboxTV Premium Membership subscription options: Monthly or Annual (see links below). The best value is to become an Annual Premium Member for $199 per year, which works out at just $16.58 per month. This compares to the Monthly Premium Membership subscription which is $29.95 per month. Annual members have access to more video downloads, where they are available. All PaintboxTV Premium members, whether monthly or annual subscribers, have access to all the video tutorial content on the site and can download the latest Painter Extras, which include my latest Painter workspace, brushes, art materials, and Wacom settings; and download my latest iPad Art Extras, which include 20 custom Procreate brushes. Membership includes the monthly PainterLabs and iPadArtJams, live virtual meetings where I answer your questions, assist with projects and demonstrate techniques in an informal interactive online setting. I also offer virtual One-to-One sessions.
Best place to start?
For learning from basics I recommend looking through the Painter and iPad Art tutorials accessible via the menu on the left. If you’re looking for a specific topic then try typing in key words in the keyword field in the upper left. If you still can’t find what you’re looking for please email me (email@example.com.). I am always happy to help!
How do you know when your current subscription will expire or when your next recurring billing will be?
If you need any assistance or have any questions please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is there a way to copy the videos onto your computer hard drive?
The Annual Premium Subscription option includes access to download videos for offline viewing, where such downloads are available. Some are available for download by monthly subscribers too. Both Monthly and Annual Premium Subscription options provide access to view videos online via streaming.
What are the technical requirements in order watch the videos?
This site works on Mac OS and Windows PC computers, and on Android and iOS devices, and in Chrome, Safari and Firefox browsers, in fact most browsers EXCEPT Internet Explorer. To view the videos you will need to have a QuickTime player (Windows PC users see QuickTime for Windows).
What software and tools are needed to try out the digital painting exercises?
This site includes tutorials on digital painting with Corel Painter (Mac or PC program) and also digital painting with mainly the Procreate app on the iPad. To follow along with the latest video tutorials I recommend the latest version of any software or app or driver. Please note that even though I recommend having the latest version, you do not need it to belong to and benefit from PaintboxTV. Much of the material on the site is applicable within earlier versions of Painter, and conversely the older tutorials can still be useful for working in the latest version. I recommend either a Wacom Intuos Pro or Wacom Cintiq model of pen tablet, medium size or larger. Regularly check for updates to the Wacom driver in the Wacom Desktop Center which you’ll find automatically installed on either Mac or Windows, or you can visit the Wacom web site and choose Product Support > Drivers. To check what Wacom driver version you have currently go to your Wacom Control Panel (Apple menu > System Preferences on a Mac, or Start > Control Panels on a PC) and click on the About button in the lower left. It is always well worth keeping your Wacom driver up to date.
How much bandwidth will attending one of the PainterLabs or iPadArtJams typically use?
It uses approximately 200 MB bandwidth to download or participate in an hour long session. This data is based on Deanna’s research – thanks, Deanna, for sharing your findings.
What’s the story behind PaintboxTV?
I founded PaintboxTV, originally called PaintboxJ, in February 2009. I wish to thank and acknowledge Isabelle, an artist who joined a Painter workshop I taught in my old college, Pembroke College, at Oxford University, for kindly and enthusiastically encouraging me to create an online way to deliver my instructional material. Originally it was a way for me to deliver more timely educational material to my students, rather than having to wait for the turn-around time involved in writing a book or producing a DVD-ROM. PaintboxTV allows me to share more process more spontaneously and to respond faster to new versions, updates and ever-changing technology and tools. It has evolved into a much deeper and more interactive way to share, teach and inspire.
As with all things of this magnitude, creating PaintboxTV is a team effort and I’d like to thank and acknowledge Peggy for her incredible support, video editing in the early days and great suggestions; Eric for working tirelessly on the newer iteration of the site; Peter for his help with the old original PaintboxJ; Susanne for helping with early brainstorming; my mum Margaret whose art first inspired me to draw and paint; my dad Maurice from who I caught my insatiable curiosity about the world.