Making the transition from traditional pencil drawing to digital drawing

Making the transition from traditional pencil drawing to digital drawing

I often get asked this question by many folks including the readers from Quora. I will try to add some of my thoughts and experience to this topic so you can better decide.

Coming from a traditional approach to drawing ie. pencils, pastels, acrylics etc. I often find myself trying to divulge into other mediums. Many artists find the medium that they usually like and tend to stay with this. After all, there is so much skill and experience to develop just from one medium alone.

The problem with digital medium is that the transition to this way of creating artwork is more challenging than say from pastels to acrylics. One simply pays a visit to the local hobby shop and find the materials to get started. However, the move to the digital medium can be daunting since there is nothing to purchase but there is a somewhat of a learning curve to find the hardware ie. PC or tablet, then the right software and then going through a steep learning curve, right? It doesn’t have to be this way and the old saying ‘that the first step is often the hardest step’ also applies here.

Often this question is posed to the expert community of Quora and have seen some of the responses. They are usually from artists who have spent years in creating digital artwork and their recommendations are often the wrong one. What they usually miss is that the digital drawing world has progressed very rapidly and now digital drawing can be done in the comfort of the tablet or smartphone and does not require a graphics tablet.

Since many people possess the phone and many have tablets, the task of finding software could not be easier. If you are an Android user, you have access to thousands of drawing applications.

Paintology was developed with the simplicity of use and the desire to build skills in digital drawing. Check it out in Google Play.

The Paintology app has a simple interface with brush tools that allows anyone to pick it up in no time. For more information, please visit our Tutorials page.

We hope you enjoyed this article.

Happy Drawing & Painting!

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