Digital Art – How I do it, What I Use
For several years, I created custom, commissioned artwork and logos for clients all over the US. Now, I’ve closed my commission list and am taking the time to work on personal projects and fun, new products to add to my shop!
Digital art is unique in that it is created with a pen/stylus on a tablet and/or computer. However, it’s not a matter of just pushing a few buttons and watching the computer do the work – the artist is still drawing lines with a pen on a surface, and then selecting colors, adding shadow and light, and finishing touches.
In the past, I used a Huion H610Pro tablet (which I highly recommend to anyone looking to start getting into digital art), hooked up to my Toshiba laptop, while running either Adobe Photoshop or Clip Studio Paint. Because the artwork is digital, there are no shipping or packaging costs if you choose not to print through me – I simply email you the final file. Now, I love using my Apple iPad (6th generation) and Apple Pencil, with Procreate. The feel is incredible and Procreate is a powerful app that can satisfy the needs of beginners and professionals alike.
Occasionally, I like to get back to my roots in tradtional art and pick up a pencil and sketchbook. Some of my favorite forms of traditional media include oil pastels and colored pencils – while mixed media (such as watercolor or ink with pastels or pencils) remains one of the most satisfying and rewarding forms of art for me.