The reality is that a lot of things are going digital, and when it comes to art I have been putting it off. So last week I made the decision to purchase a Wacom Tablet, I am a beginner when it comes to digital drawing and it will take time to learn all the cool tools they have on the software. I choose a tablet that was the most cost effective for a beginner and I am happy with the results. I worked on this little tree for about 2 days, mostly because I was trying to find the right tool. I was a little worried about the size of the tablet but it matched the size of the work area on the computer. I originally purchased a cheap version of a graphics table years and years ago but I was never able to get the results I got with this one, honestly I never completely figured out how to use that one. since I am using a Mac I choose to use Sketchbook Pro, it is a hell of a lot cheaper then the Adobe Illustrator subscription, I am happy with the tools that Sketchbook Pro has to offer.
So this is the first official Wacom digital drawing from me, of course I will continue to use my Samsung tablet for mobile use (when its working properly) but this is great for desk use. Lets not forget about traditional art supplies too, nothing can replace the mess you can make with paint.
I know if I want to be an Illustrator I will have to work hard at learning digital and I am looking forward to the challenge. I am hoping I can get a handle on this in time to make some Christmas cards.
Here is a look at past digital art I did, starting with the absolute first one:
There is a lot of change and that is with a little practice, so I am excited to see what happens with a lot of practice. If anyone has any pointers I would love to hear them.