It is undoubtedly a wonderful time to be a visual artist, as there are often so many resources and products available that can help improve your skillset. That said, it can be somewhat overwhelming to try to choose the best direction for you, and all of the challenges that come with perfecting a craft can still derail your efforts if you are not careful.
One of the most common ways to make a big splash in the art industry would be making a move to digital art. While some might be comfortable with more traditional pieces, digital art helps provide comfort and security at no longer having to worry about making a big mistake that cannot be erased. Here are just a few ways to get started with digital art!
On the topic of the graphics/art tablet
No matter the scenario, it would be crucial to consider purchasing an art tablet to start. While there are plenty of other types of digital art that makes use of the mouse, the most comfortable solution would be to work with a graphics tablet. There are two distinct types that can differ wildly in price.
One type of table — generally the cheaper kind — would be tablets without a screen. It can be easy enough to purchase and is a great place to start for those who are still experimenting. That said, it can be a little disorienting at first to use the tablet while staring at a computer screen instead of your hand.
The more expensive types are the tablets with screens, which can offer a more focused experience for those who are serious about their direction in art.
Online tutorials are your friends
Once you have purchased a tablet that you are comfortable with, it is time to look up which programs you might want to use. There are plenty of videos available detailing not just the different programs available, but the best way to use your specific tablet. The Internet is undoubtedly a limitless resource that will have everything you need.
It would be a good idea to familiarize yourself with all of the programs you see online, making a list of the ones you want to try, and narrowing them down based on their features. There are some that are entirely free, which means you get to give it a shot at any time.
No matter how discouraging it might be to see everyone make incredible pieces of digital art online while you are starting from the ground up, keep in mind that consistency is key. The more you practice your art, the easier it will be to go for more complicated pieces. By starting small, you are giving yourself an excellent foundation for art.
By making use of the best-practice methods above, you could eventually be making pieces that are well worth buying. Making money from commissions is not such a bad idea for a digital artist comfortable with their craft!
1st and featured image from https://pixabay.com/photos/graphics-tablet-digital-drawing-3256600/
2nd image from https://www.skillshare.com/browse/digital-painting