Thursday, May 1, 2008

Why Digital Painting Is Fun

This post designed to show you how much fun digital sketching and painting can be.

At the right are two images, both of the same line drawing. They were done with my new Bamboo tablet. First I drew the iris. Then I began playing with coloring it. This is what I really enjoy about the digital environment.

Drawing Digitally
  • Drawing with the digital tablet does "feel like" writing with a pen and paper.
  • I haven't logged that much time with this new medium yet, but it's beginning to feel like a friend, not yet an old friend, but we're comfortable with each other anyway! :D
  • It's better than using pen and paper because you can flip the pen over and erase a line, or hit CTRL-Z to undo something you just did if you don't like it. Those are just awesome features.
Painting Digitally
  • This is the fun part. You can endlessly modify and try new things out with layers. I think this was the third background idea I had tried, but you wouldn't know it would you? If it was done in CPs or inks, you would.
  • Now you don't get the feel of paints or paintbrushes with this, but it is easier cleanup and cheaper on materials! :-)


Jo Castillo said...

This is a beautiful drawing, no matter how you did it! Nice lines.

Rose Welty said...

Thank you Jo...I needed that this morning! :D

Kasie @ ~The Art of Life~ said...

Wow! Very neat Rose! And can see how that would be so much fun. It would also be very freeing because you could try new things without worrying about mistakes.
Lovely drawing!

Valerie Jones said...

I love it! I'm glad you are able to try new things that are so much fun! The iris is beautiful!

Belinda Lindhardt said...

Beautiful Rose, I ended up buying a tablet the last week (i have to wait a couple of weeks as they ran out of stock - typical) but i went for the Intuos3 range as i do my graphics etc on their too .. i cant wait to get it so hopefully i can join you on the digital adventure :)