The graphics tablet is one of the most necessary accessories in the graphic artist’s studio. It unusually extends the possibilities when editing photos in a digital darkroom, increasing the precision of, among others, during masking, stamping or marking. In addition, it speeds up work and offers greater ergonomics than a mouse. The complement is functional buttons, gesture support and touch functions. If you plan to purchase a tablet, you had probably come across a company called Wacom. But what about Wacom alternatives? → Continue reading
Recently I had some problems with my graphics tablet – Wacom Intuos 4, and read tons of forum threads to find a solution. I even reached out to Wacom support, but they didn’t know the solution either. Luckily, I managed to fix my problem with Intuos, and decided to create an article with my solution, and gather other pieces of advice that might work for you. → Continue reading
Some practices can be boring, especially if you spend many hours on them to achieve your goal. Yes, drawing takes a lot of time and patience. Sometimes it can be really demotivating and discouraging when you struggle with something, spend the amount of time on training, but don’t see any progress. So, I gathered this list of fun challenges, that not only will help you deal with your art block but will also help you improve the drawing skills.
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Everyone makes mistakes, even in while drawing. In this article, you will find a list of most common drawing mistakes made by beginner artists Take a look and find out, which one you can find in your artworks. Don’t worry, a systematic practice and elimination of those mistakes raise our level, so it will be good as everybody knows the mistakes. → Continue reading
Are you wondering what #ArtVsArtist is? You may saw on Facebook/Instagram, or other social media people posting an image of 9 boxes with different artworks and their photo in the middle. It’s a meme that spread rapidly by Internet users, often with slight variations. Below you will find information about #ArtVsArtist’s meaning, how it was created, and examples of #ArtVsArtist meme. → Continue reading
One of most often asked question by beginners is “How to start”?
In this article, I will try to answer your question. You will find here pieces of information on how to prepare mentally for drawing, how to come up with interesting ideas and how to motivate yourself to sit a few hours at your desk. Oh, and of course, what accessories will be the best for starters! → Continue reading
Each of the painting techniques requires the selection of the right tool – in this case a brush. The type of bristles from which they are made is of the greatest importance in the selection of brushes. The shape and size is selected individually, depending on the specific work and preferences of the painter. Paintbrushes have a long history, some are made from animal hair, however, lately more and more popular are becoming brushes made of synthetics materials. In this article not only you will find out which brush is the best for oil or acrylic painting, but also what is a painting brush made of. → Continue reading
Photoshop is a great work tool, especially for people whose expectations go beyond red-eye correction. Unfortunately, this is not a cheap application. It is worth checking free photoshop alternatives – it may turn out that our needs are successfully met by free graphics software!
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In my previous article “Best pose references for artists” you can find a list of websites that provide many great photos of various people for our use. However, the list was focused on the human figure. In this post, you will find photo resources of other objects, that will help you to improve your visual library. → Continue reading
Graphics tablets are a quite new drawing tool that started to compete with traditional media (pencil, paint) more than 10 years ago. At that time, it was just an interesting gadget for geeks, but nowadays, this tool is used and known almost by every graphic designer and illustrator. If you are a beginner digital artist who wants to buy a graphics tablet, in this article you will find pieces of information that explain the parameters you have to pay attention while purchase and therefore will help you to choose the right graphics tablet for yourself. → Continue reading