Digital art is quickly becoming popular, especially in this growing digital era. If you are an all-round artist like me, you will find yourself very interested in this art form. every time you go online, you will not fail to see digital creations from various artists around the world.
I can tell you this, getting a digital
graphic tablet is very exciting, almost as exciting as getting your first
brushes, acrylic paint or any other major art supplies. The excitement is
pretty great and you find yourself wanting to create so many ideas that are in
your head. Just like the first time you
help your brush, you find yourself wanting to paint all ideas in your head.
Before you raise your expectations, you
should know that this form of art is not easy to master, especially when you
know so little about the tech. you will find yourself making so many mistakes
and creating some of the worst pieces of art oy have ever made.
Here are some tips that will help you
improve your skills as a beginner in digital art
Start painting with light only
After a long study of digital art, I
realised that most people will start with a plain light canvas, usually white
and work their way up as their skills continue to improve. White canvas is the
default when it comes to all forms of painting, whether you want to create
light or shadows. Basically, you create a sketch on the plain white paper and
invert the colors when you want to create a dark to light image. I found that
this is the best way to create a blueprint for your digital image.
Limit the number of colors you use
One thing I like most about digital art is
that there is an array of endless colors. You can create basically any color on
the color wheel and more with just a few clicks. This can also make it more
difficult for you, I found myself taking close to one hour trying to find the
With digital art, there is no guide to
using the color and as an artist I know pretty well that it is not a good idea
to start with random colors. When you are a new artist, you should use a
maximum of 5 colors for convenience, especially in digital art creation.
A technique I found to be very effective in
this form of art is copying colors from real objects. Digital art apps allow
you to copy the color from an image on your device. This will make it easier
for you as a beginner to create good quality art pieces.
Try different brushes when painting
Yes, just like in real life art, digital
illustrations can be made with different types of painting brushed. Painting is
an expression of the vision in our heads, which for the most part is not always
perfect. Some concepts we create in our heads are not so complete and will not
look as perfect without some tweaks and changes.
Finally, I find that is a good idea to
study a concept or idea before I start a digital painting. While there is
plenty of room for mistakes, redoing it can be exhausting. Don’t just start a drawing without a plan and
expect a perfect outcome every time.