One thing I’ve wanted to try for a long time is digital art but I was something I never properly looked into. Eventually, I started researching how to get started and for Christmas, my dad bought a drawing tablet that connects to my laptop.
Inevitably, it spent a good few weeks just sat in the box on my shelf at uni before I had time to try it out. Honestly, at first, I really was bad at it. I tried just getting used to the style of brushes, paints and techniques but just felt a bit lost and overwhelmed.
I slowly realised I wasn’t going to just pick up my nice new tablet and pen and become this amazing digital artist. That discovers her true calling in life and quits university to become a world-renowned digital artist. That spends her days in her chic London office drinking green tea while creating amazing pieces of work for her ridiculously famous clientele (can you tell I’ve spent way too much time daydreaming about this).
So, I decide to do the only thing you can do when you don’t know how to do something; find a youtube tutorial and Ta-Dah! I actually made something that didn’t look like one of my primary school drawings I used to make on Paint.
I did this following a tutorial and it’s my first finished piece. Yeah, it’s not the most detailed and is far from perfect but I’m proud of it (I even put it as my laptop background).
Works in Progress
I’m a bit more familiar with the drawing software now and I’m trying out a more detailed tutorial. I have stared a mountain scene that is going well so far, just need to add more of the details and tidy things up a bit. I’ll also share my finished piece when I get round to completing it.
I have also done a couple of random doodles that are just freehand.
My aim is to eventually be able to completely freehand and be able to easily doodle and draw. It’s just going to take a bit of practice. It’s been a fun learning process and I’m excited to keep going. It actually ended up teaching me a little about determination.