For December 1st-24th (and possibly a Christmas day bonus), I’ll be posting an art-related blog post every day. If you visit my blog during this time, let me reassure you that I’m not just an art blog. I do all the crafts. You can look through my archives, or stay tuned for future posts, to see the other crafty things I get up to.
One of the ways I’d love to expand my art is digitally. I have very little experience in it. I did a couple of years of a digital photography course a decade ago that involved some Photoshop, but I remember almost literally nothing about it.
I got a Wacom Intuos Draw a while ago but can’t really get the hang of it.
I know that practice makes perfect, but when I’m really bad at something it impedes my desire to try again. I will have another go… at some point.
Cayden has a tablet that he can use a stylus on and he traced one of his drawings to make it digital. I had a go at that with mine and it came out wonky. I have absolutely no idea why.
If you know why, please let me know.
In the meantime there is a form of digital art that I can do. I can take traditional illustrations…
…scan them and colour them.
There were a few steps in between. Like leveling and tidying up and all that jazz. And my “colouring” was basically using the paint bucket tool. But it’s still progress 🙂
I’ve gathered some tutorials for making clipping masks and other fancy things like that, so my digital colouring will progress, even if my digital drawing still needs some encouragement.