This year was a great year for me. I got to start on a journey that I had long been waiting for. Growing up, I fell in love with comic books and superheroes. Despite the fact that I didn’t have the resources that I needed to become a comic book designer nor did art have a huge market in our country, the love for them has stayed with me all through my life.
I’ve gotten to a part of my life where I’m asking myself, ‘What next? What do I do when all this is done? Is this who I want to be in the next 10 years?’
And what better answer, what better path to follow than one set by your own heart. So, I decided to follow a passion that I have had for the longest time, Digital art.
First, I invested in a brand-new Drawing tablet. If you’re going to do anything, give it everything thing you have and for me, a Wacom tablet was where to start. The model I’m using is an Intuos Art by Wacom.
Wacom is the leading manufacturer of digital drawing tablets, stylus and displays in the world. There are cheaper alternatives for those who would want one, but I’ve always put my trust on quality over price. Below you will find the link to the Wacom I’m using and other cool products you might want to have a look at for now or in future.
I started off small with a simple and very bad 😊 piece.
Now, thanks to my good friend, YouTube, I picked up some few tips along the way and I have built a retheme to my artwork and drawing skills. I have also been following a lot of artists work, and each one of them has somewhat of a similar process and an approach to their work, yet they all have a unique feel /style to their art, and this has been my biggest challenge.
What I would advise from what I have learned is, to really take your time to find your own feel/style. A good trick I learned, is to play around with different styles and see which one you feel most comfortable with and try and build up on that. Also, try mixing them up if you can, the output might be something beautiful 😊.
I hope this pushes you out of your comfort zone and makes you ask that tough question, “What next?” and that it inspires you to pick up something new or even revisit something you thought was too old.
Have a look at some of the work that I’ve done, and if you can, give me your feedback.