Here are 9 ways to get started with
your very first digital art work:
1- Find a good digital art program:
Finding a good digital art program is the first step to start making your own digital art work. here are some free programs I use:
Image by Krita
Krita is a professional FREE and open source painting program. It is made by artists that want to see affordable art tools for everyone.
click here to Download Krita
Image by Medibang
MediBang Paint is a FREE lightweight digital painting and comic creation program that comes loaded with brushes, fonts, pre-made backgrounds, and other resources.
Click here to Download Medibang
Image by Gimp
GIMP gives artists the power and flexibility to transform images into truly unique creations.
click here to Download Gimp
2- After downloading a good program, choose one or more of these devices to draw with/on:
There are lots of art tablets with stylus pens to choose from, but it may come with or without:
- a screen
- You can use a normal computer mouse to draw and color with but it will take a lot of practice to get good precision.
Your laptop’s touchpad can also be used with good practice.
Some digital artists use a media tablet (example: ipad, android tablet) with a stylus to draw.
note:You would have to download an app that supports your device.
Now that you have a program and drawing device,in your program open a new canvas and do a quick sketch.
After you’re done with the sketch, (on a different layer) create a lineart over the sketch.
Add a new layer layer under the lineart layer, and begin coloring with basic colors.
6- shade and highlight
after adding in the basic colors, now add some shading and highlights to make the drawing look better.
Now you’re almost done, but first look at your drawing again and fix any mistakes you made.
The last step is to make sure you add your signature somewhere in your drawing.
When you’re totally done with your art you can share it in different ways, here are a few ways to share your beautiful Digital artwork:
- Print out:
You can print it out on nice paper at home or you can get it printed on anything(example: paper, canvas, mugs) at a professional print shop.
- Sharing websites
You can also share your digital art online on websites like:
- Deviant Art
If you’ve reached this far, then congratulations! you have just created your very first digital artwork!.
Comment and ask me any questions below!
*Disclaimer: I do not own any pictures or websites in this post.