Hello my lovelies,
I still remember the feeling when I first picked up a stylus and set out on my art journey. I was bright-eyed, optimistic and inspired, yes, but I was also 100% clueless and bumbled my way through more errors than my Cintiq has pixels.
But you don't have to make the same mistakes I did! If you are at all interested in creating digital art yourself (and believe me, you can!), read on!
My offer for blog readers
I would really like to teach you what I know about digital art. This is why, if you sign up for Skillshare (and enjoy their staggering amount of content!) using my referral link, you will get 2 month of Skillshare Premium for free.
Not only that, but my class Emulate Traditional Media in Your Linework is (and will continue to be) completely free, no strings attached, no bullshit, whether you sign up for Skillshare Premium or not.
My online courses on creating digital art
So far, I created two online courses which will teach you different aspects of being a digital artist over on Skillshare (and you will — of course — be the first to know if I publish new courses!) that I want to showcase here.
You can find my teacher profile here for an always-updated list or to just say hi.
When creating simple and fun illustrations in Photoshop, it is important to keep a clean and concise look to your forms so you can work loosely and freely without worrying about whether it will impact your drawing’s neat look!
In this class, you will learn different tools to block in colors with sharp, clean edges and a variety of methods you can use in order to make your pixels stay where they belong.
One of Photoshop's most amazing features for creating digital drawings is the possibility to influence how your brush tool works.
This becomes particularly exciting when you use Photoshop to emulate traditional drawing media, like for example pencil, watercolor, ink or brush pen.
In this free and short class, I want to show you how you can use your standard brush tool to give your linework a more textured and nuanced look and how to make people swear that your lines were actually drawn on paper.
I would love it if you checked out the courses and told me what you think! Also, if you have any questions concerning the process of creating digital art, I'd be glad to answer them — perhaps even in video form!