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Dipping into Digital

September 16, 2010

I’ve always had a bit of a fascination and great respect for digital artists, mainly because although contrary to popular opinion, digital art is extremely tricky and just as time-consuming as traditional methods, it can also have the most amazing results.

So in my never ending quest for finding the perfect medium I went and bought a wacom tablet, not a big fancy one just the entry level chap, here he is!

So I had a little fart about and here’s how I got on;

Firstly I took a line drawing from one of my books, just a small sketch that had been floating about for a while.

From here I went straight in with the colouring, now granted that I’m pretty hopeless with photoshop I had a bit of a tough time and it ended up taking me around 2 hours to end up with this.

I guess it’s not bad for a first attempt but I can’t help but feel that it looks a bit too polished and a little bit lifeless.

So in my little huff I decided to go over the drawing in watercolours.

Which I think worked a bit better, that’s not to say I’ve given up on digital art, I just need to get better at it and spend a bit of time trying to used the tablet and photoshop etc so If anyone has any tips or knows of any good tutorials let me know!



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