How Anyone Can Become a Digital Artist

    Do you love art but feel as though you’re limited in your artistic abilities? Do you ever look at a piece of artwork and think “I wish I could do that?” Well, you’re not alone.

    There’s a reason we’re so impressed when we see a stunning piece of artwork, and it’s because it takes a tremendous amount of skill and work to put that together. Even seemingly simple works can represent hours of time and training. Does this mean that it’s a hopeless dream to step into the world of art? Should we just leave everything to the artists?

    Well, the short answer is no. Not if you don’t want to. Here are some ways to start your digital art journey.

    What is Digital Art?

    In short, digital art is any art that has been created using a computer or tablet. Most digital artists use drawing tablets now because they are essentially the best of both worlds. With a drawing tablet, you can access all of the software you might need to create your art, but you also have the tactile element of being able to hold a stylus and draw naturally. 

    Other than that, digital art can cover a wide range of styles and even mediums. Some people combine digital art with traditional art, either using it to design an art piece before they get started, or literally scanning in images that have been drawn, painted, or sculpted. 

    You can also take photographs and edit them or include them in your digital art. This is a valuable tool for some photographers who want a more artistic shot.

    You’re only limited by your creativity and your software.

    Digital art can also be shared over digital means, which makes it much easier to sell to potential customers or share with your friends.

    Art Classes

    While some people are naturally talented, nobody can just create an amazing art piece without training or practice. If you’re serious about wanting to become an artist, you need to put the work in.

    Keep on drawing, keep on creating, keep on experimenting with your ideas. It doesn’t matter if your work doesn’t look brilliant to start with, as you continue to build up your skills and become more experienced, you’ll only ever get better.

    It’s a good idea to keep some of your early works around. If you get discouraged by your seeming lack of progress, look at your past work. You will notice a significant improvement in your skill and your artistic eye.

    Using AI Tools

    You can also use different tools to help you come up with ideas and to inspire you. AI, while it has its limitations, can help you to come up with different compositions and character designs. For example, anime AI can help you to design anime characters and scenes. 

    You can then edit and tweak these designs and use them as inspiration for your own work. AI works with different parameters that you give it, so it won’t create a particularly emotionally resonant art, but it can come in handy when you’re short on ideas.

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