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Learning digital art #1

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I am one of those people who, if I see something that I like or want to be able to do, will do anything to learn it. Or at least try and give up when it turns out I am not nearly talented enough to get it done. I was on instagram and I saw these amazing digital artworks by very talented artists and I thought I want to be able to do this too!

My cousin borrowed me her drawing tablet, because my extensive research showed that it was best to draw with one of those things. I also downloaded a program called Paint Tool SAI because I saw that all the cool people were using it. I installed the tablet and attempted to start drawing. The lines sucked. Everything sucked. I was about to hang my head in defeat. I watched some youtube tutorials to give me some fresh inspiration and I learned how to change the settings and geezzz the lines looked fabulous now. I learned how to hold the tablet and oh my, my sketches did no longer look like a toddler trying to draw for the first time. So I experimented a bit with lineart and shading. I spent hours trying to get the lines right.

I have a sore back from sitting like the hunchback of the Notre Dame for hours. But the two drawings I did turned out okay. And I still have a lot to learn. My lines are shaky. My shading sucks. But for the first time in a long while, I don’t feel like giving up on this already. I think that with a lot more practise and patience, I might even be able to make artwork like those of the artists I admired on Instagram.

So here are the drawings I did. Watch this space as I will undoubtedly bore you with more in the future.

Question: Is there anything you would like to learn or be able to do? Let me know in the comments.

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Ingrid is the twenty-something owner of The Sassologist, who loves everything that has to do with pop culture. While she is one of many who is in the process of writing a novel, she is also currently in denial over not being a witch. Her Hogwarts letter has yet to arrive. In the meantime she writes about pop culture and dreams about unicorns.

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