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Digital Painting At Last

March 11, 2019

I bought an iPad Pro for my daughter last weekend, so it seems like I can’t put off learning how to paint digitally any longer!  For many years, I’ve seen tons of digital artwork that my students are making, and I shot a Digital Illustration tutorial with Cat Huang for Art Prof, but I myself have never picked up an Apple pencil or tablet to actually do it myself.

Having trained in exclusively traditional media, art I have to admit that I’ve been skeptical about digital painting, but I do a lot of that had to do with the physical disconnect between drawing on a tablet. Now with the Apple pencil allowing for direct contact with the surface, I’ve changed my mind and I’m going to give it a shot.

I always have tons of ideas sitting on the back burner, and a thought I immediately had for digital painting was drawing on site, like I did for our Brush Pens in Taiwan tutorial.  A major concern when I draw on site is whether the art media I’m using is practical, and it seems like digital painting would be really compact and easy to deal with. Way too early to even begin to think through, but I had been wondering what media to do on our next travel tutorial to keep things fresh and new for our audience.

I’ll give it shot, you’ll see some experiments soon!

-Clara

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