The Digital Art 101 on Cartooning, Drawings, and Illustrations

Why master the digital art 101 basics for drawing? How about being able to illustrate anything - from the realistic to the imaginative? Combined with Photoshop and a computer drawing pad, anyone can turn blank digital canvases into cool drawings, audience friendly cartoons, and professional illustrations - to relieve stress, release creativity, while keeping a tidy workspace!

Most of us draw at some point in our lives. The act of drawing is an activity that helps bring out our creativity as well as being a fun stress reliever. Having said that, a part of enjoying the activity of drawing comes from having a good foundation.

While there are many art 101 books and drawing resources out there to help people learn how to draw using traditional media, it brings a lot of clutter. It's such a time saver to just draw using a computer drawing pad and not worrying about cleaning up the resulting mess of art materials.

Just look at the benefits: the freedom to make mistakes, being efficient with resources, and keeping the office or home environment clutter-free. It's a lifestyle change as professionals and amateurs alike embrace the computer drawing pad in their work flows to free up time for more important things outside of putting paintbrushes away.

Example illustrations

It really is amazing what technology can do for art. Armed with a tablet and Photoshop, along with practicing traditional methods of drawing, these basic art 101 drawing tutorials are a way to develop a unique style (along with good drawing habits) in the digital medium.

Plus, there's the long term effect of saving money as additional art materials aren't being bought just to practice. Think about it for a moment and imagine turning an empty canvas into cool drawings that looks like this from just a few rough sketches:

cool drawings from cgattic.ca

cool drawings 2 from cgattic.ca
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cool drawings 3 from cgattic.ca

There are so many possibilities after mastering the basics! A computer drawing pad has allowed many artists to draw in a clean and affordable environment that just focuses 100% on the process of drawing. Don't be afraid if you are not the best artist either. This is where basic art 101 knowledge is developed.

In each topic, I present my thoughts to help guide the drawing along. After all, thinking through a composition and getting it down is a great way to empower one's confidence. Excited and itching to try it these how to draw lessons? It all starts here!

Go slowly and take advantage of the resources available here to start focusing on art as a way to enrich one's life. Just draw it, print it out, and show it off to your friends or family members. Don't forget to point out just how clean your desk or studio is!

The bottom line? You have more important things to do with the space, like using it for social gatherings, parties, or your own functional play area, than having it being occupied by art equipment. Combine it with a good laptop, and you're good to go - transforming yourself as an artist with a healthy mobile lifestyle!

Letting others know about this digital art 101 website

Questions? Comments? Feel free to contact me for any inquiries. As well, thank you very much for following along so far. Still, can I ask a favor? May I get you to share a page here and there if there is something you like.

It's easy and will only take a second of your time. Just use the share buttons anywhere on this site to help spread the joy of drawing to people you know, especially if they are interested in improve their artistic abilities.

It is just that simple. Online, it is easy to take free information and knowledge for granted. However, if you can give back by sharing, which can mean the world to someone, is able to spread the passion of drawing, and is simple enough to do with no downside, why not?

When you are ready to move on, use the navigation menus to continue anytime. Sincerely, I wish you all the best on your journey as I hope to inspire you, as well as others who share this passion, dive back into the joys of drawing and painting through an inexpensive computer drawing pad that anyone can pick up (and all that they will ever need)!