Three Honest Mistakes in Digital Art by Beginners

Art has no rules so it becomes very impelling as it works with our viewpoint and creativity. This is the reason why being an artist is always so rewarding. Today every gizmo, even the most powerful one, is within the reach of everyone and drawing digital is the latest fad for every teen. Digital depiction though interesting it is quite intricate. When you get the proper software you start your artwork. Amazingly no blend of colors is required all the colors are ready to be used. But if you're a beginner the start can become a nightmare. You may end up with some false moves. Its true digital painting apps and graphics tablets can do amazing things. But they cannot shape alchemy. This means there can be a danger of developing a bad habit that can hinder your artwork.  Mistakes are irresistible by human beings. They are also the naked truth of life. It’s obvious when we take chances we tend to make mistakes and from these mistakes, we learn and grow.  Once you learn to embrace your mistakes you will be cautious and will reason it out. There are, however, challenges that affect even the most seasoned artists.

The biggest mistake a beginner in digital art makes is attempting to make their digital painting(s) look like traditional paintings instead of embracing those qualities unique to the digital mediums.

Below are my 3 honest mistakes

Off The Mark Approach 

I became passionate about art because of my admiration for a few artists whose work kept inspiring me.  I enjoyed copying their art, their brushstroke, their color, even their thoughts but that wasn’t my style. Copying is a huge and a false move that many beginner artists make. The same happened to me. I started following their styles and techniques forming a barrier to my creativity. Though it taught me a few important digital techniques and the proper way to use my tools, somewhere I was losing my style. This made me realize that discovering my own approach to grow as an artist was very important. I understood to stand out from the whopping crowd of artists I should work in my own unique style.


 Confided More on Software

 Like everyone I too had the latest version of all the software installed on my computer. This made my work more easy and simple. Interestingly! Any level of the project could be done within no time. I started learning more about different apps. Gradually I started to realize that sometimes even for a simple project I usually end up using more than three programs to design something. This was really time-consuming and pathetically I was running out of creative ideas. This was going out of my dominance. Being a designer I then visualized that such design software is a means to an end. This was arresting my understanding. I speculated that I should rely more on my own brilliance than on flashy designing applications. As a graphic designer, I should never forget to propagate my skills in drawing, sketching, and painting. Remember, it is my creativity (and not Photoshop) that makes the design.

Hurry Spoiled The Curry

After clearing my two mistakes I was over-enthusiastic to begin afresh.  During the beginner level of the art course, I took advantage of utilizing the progressive level brush pack of Photoshop to exhibit the most idiosyncratic design. I even bought a highly sequential graphic tablet knowing the fact that I was not well-competent in it. I sat bewildered with all the unconventional type of digital fixtures, ridiculously, not knowing even the nitty-gritty of the operations. As a result, I ended up with the most freakish assignment. So friends, while learning such a fine skill, please do not rush. Walk at a stable pace and showcase inherent talent.


My mistakes truly benefitted me in making a place among the other postulant artists. Remember, the knowledge assimilated within those pages made a pitch for me to build up the foundation of my artistic skill. This scholastic wisdom entails the fundamental norms to utilize the relevant software and gadgets and actualize the drawing. But make sure that your ingenious spontaneity does not get obscured by all those regulations. My mistake was to refrain from experimenting with a new style of thinking that was falling way out of the bookish instructions. This dilemma eventually hindered my progress.

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