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Digital Art

Do you enjoy creating digital art?  Then this is the group for you!  Discuss all aspects from tablets vs. mice to your favorite digital art programs. Ask questions, share tips, tricks and techniques.

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Welcome to the Digital Art Group!

 

This is the place to discuss digital art - share tips and techniques, learn about different computer programs and tools, and ask questions.

Click here to learn how to upload images into your forum posts (which is important so that people can see your art within the post, rather than as an attachment link beneath your post).

Before uploading your digital art, make sure your work fits this definition: "Computer-generated art that is created by hand (i.e. using a tablet, stencil etc), either from scratch or from a reference source."

 

Under this definition, photographs that have been slightly tweaked (photo-edited) are not accepted as "digital art" on this site - for example, running a photograph through a few Photoshop filters and displaying it as a finished work of digital art. Even though this can result in some beautiful imagery, we decided early on that we don't want photography on this site because there are many sites out there to share photos, and feel that edited/filtered photos belongs on a photography site and not here.

 

Click here to read more about the distinction between digital art vs digital photo editing, to help determine whether your images belong on this site or a photography site.

Discussion Forum

Green Rose

Started by Richard Giordano Sep 11. 0 Replies

Something I did on my way home from work, on an APP called SketchBook. My first attempt, hope you all like it....READ MORE

What is your favorite program for creating digital art?

Started by Cat Lengyel. Last reply by Gordon M Jan 1. 25 Replies

What is your favorite program to use when you want to create digital art?Do you prefer to use a tablet & pen or old fashioned mouse & mouse pad?For me, I fell in love with PhotoImpact after taking an online class and currently use…READ MORE

Stylus/Brush Pen Recommendations for iPad

Started by Thaneeya McArdle. Last reply by Eva Macie Aug 22, 2017. 25 Replies

Can anyone recommend a good stylus for use with the iPad? I like the idea of a brush/pen combo so I've been looking at these two:Sensu Brush…READ MORE

Tags: pen, recommendations, brush, stylus, digital

Manga studio 5

Started by Euphoria Hope. Last reply by Emily A. Dec 14, 2016. 1 Reply

HI im using manga studio 5 for my art now, you can see some of my practice art on my page, but i would love some tips.READ MORE

Digital Original Painting

Started by Charlie. Last reply by Carole M. Oct 14, 2015. 3 Replies

Sometimes I use CS6, sometimes Painter 2015 and occasionally I utilize other art programs..especially for the watercolor papers.  This is from…READ MORE

That heartbreaking moment when.....

Started by Margaret Brock. Last reply by Cortrell Harris Sep 18, 2014. 5 Replies

When you realize that a drawing that you've been working on for days is ruined because you accidentally erased a huge chunk of carefully shaded area.I'm going to cry now.READ MORE

Getting used to a Wacom tablet

Started by Margaret Brock. Last reply by LordSlip. May 27, 2014. 9 Replies

I notice that several folks are on the fence about your Wacom tablets. When I first started using one, I was "photoshopping" people out of pictures for a friend. I got the hang of the tablet and pen pretty quickly because I had a clear path to…READ MORE

Billy Corgan digital painting

Started by Sandoz Driftwood. Last reply by LordSlip. May 27, 2014. 1 Reply

Billy Corgan of the Smashing PumpkinsAdobe Photoshop CS3Used a mouse, took like 6 days to finish lol.READ MORE

Latest iPad/Procreate creation

Started by Margaret Brock. Last reply by Thaneeya McArdle Feb 13, 2014. 7 Replies

This is my latest effort. I don't usually add colour and when I do, I'm afraid I overdo it. In this one, I was learning how to fake gradients in Procreate. I think I did ok on the gradients or shading, but I still got too much colour on the piece.…READ MORE

Post your finished digital Art here for Show & Tell!

Started by Cat Lengyel. Last reply by Thomas Marino Jan 15, 2014. 116 Replies

Your work can be any size, any medium, as long as it is created on your computer and as long as it is finished.  There will be a separate thread for works-in-progress, if you want feedback on a piece before it is finished. Please check out the…READ MORE

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Comment by Jo Flockton on January 27, 2014 at 9:26am
Thanks Terry!

My stylus is not pressure sensitive, because the iPad doesn't read pressure differences, the controls for the tools are where we can change the pressure. Here's a link to the JotPro I have, http://justgosmart.com/stylus/ I love the way it feels, moves smoothly across the screen. I find the rubber tipped stylus feels like you have to work hard to move it across the screen. HOWEVER, when I was testing ArtRage, and Pat was having trouble with needing lots of pressure, I put a screen protector on my iPad to see if that could be her issue; because the protector is plastic, it now looks very scratched. I've not noticed scratches on the actual glass but with the amount of drawing I did for the ArtRage piece I'm a little concerned. I did some research online and I'm thinking of trying to find the Gosmart stylus here in Canada. Link for this one, http://justgosmart.com/stylus/ I've chosen this because, like the JotPro, you can see the screen where you're actually drawing, but the Teflon coated wire is less likely to scratch than the plastic disk of the JotPro (dust gets caught under the disk and then dragged across the screen by the sylus) I think Thaneeya bought one of the Gosmart styli (saw it in the brush/styli discussion she started above, I'll have to put in a reply, asking how she likes it)
Comment by Terry Carter on January 27, 2014 at 4:54am

Jo, is your JotPro stylus pressure sensitive? Can you tell me which model it is as there are several from what I have found.

Comment by Terry Carter on January 26, 2014 at 7:19pm
Christine, thank you for your visiting my page and I really appreciate your comments.
Comment by Terry Carter on January 26, 2014 at 7:17pm
Margaret, I love the idea of those two programs for the iPad. I'll check them out! Thank you.
Comment by Terry Carter on January 26, 2014 at 7:16pm
Jo, thank you, that's good to know about the JotPro stylus. I've been thinking about getting the one Wacom has, good to know about other choices. You sure did a beautiful job on that shell.
Comment by Christine Martin on January 26, 2014 at 6:29pm

Thank you very much Terry
Your gallery is very beautiful works
I love who call'd Flowers, vase with flowers in watercolor
This inspires me

Comment by Jo Flockton on January 26, 2014 at 6:05pm
Margaret, please let me know how Colors by Number works for creating colour palettes and how to get that into Procreate. That sounds very interesting.
Comment by Margaret Brock on January 26, 2014 at 5:46pm
Terry, you reminded me that I had a copy of Josef Albers book "Interaction of Color" but I can't find it, that's the bad news.

The good news is "there's an app for that!"

Albers book is an app on the iPad. It's $9.99, but you can download a free version to get a feel for it. I also found Colors by Number for $2.99 which shows real promise - you can make a palette and save it to photos, from there you can import it to Procreate.

Now look what you've done. I won't get anything else done the rest of the day LOL
Comment by Jo Flockton on January 26, 2014 at 5:44pm
Terry, this was done on an iPad, so I can see exactly where I'm drawing! (I also used a JotPro stylus) I wouldn't even attempt it with a Wacom tablet. My hand eye coordination doesn't work like that for some reason.
Comment by Terry Carter on January 26, 2014 at 4:16pm
Margaret, there's a book out there called "Color Scheme Bible". I was lucky to find a used copy in very good condition. I think you'd really like it. It's spiral bound and is used for designing home interiors but is great for finding a beautiful palette to use in artwork.
 

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