The Essential Guide To Digital Art

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:

  • Krita:

 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.

By Krita

click here to Download Krita

 

  • Medibang

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.

By Medibang

Click here to Download Medibang

 

  • Gimp

Image by Gimp

GIMP gives artists the power and flexibility to transform images into truly unique creations.

by Gimp

click here to Download Gimp

 

2- After downloading a good program, choose one or more of these devices to draw with/on:

  • Art tablet

There are lots of art tablets with stylus pens to choose from, but it may come with or without:

  1. buttons
  2. touch
  3. a screen
  • Computer mouse

  • You can use a normal computer mouse to draw and color with but it will take a lot of practice to get good precision.
  • Laptop touchpad

Your laptop’s touchpad can also be used with good practice.

  • media tablet

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.

3- Sketch

Now that you have a program and drawing device,in your program open a new canvas and do a quick sketch.

4- lineart

After you’re done with the sketch, (on a different layer) create a lineart over the sketch.

5- Color

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.

7-Fix mistakes

Now you’re almost done, but first look at your drawing again and fix any mistakes you made.

8-signature

The last step is to make sure you add your signature somewhere in your drawing.

9- share

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:

  1. Deviant Art
  2. Facebook
  3. Instagram

 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.

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