Welcome back to the Christian Teen Forums. We have been upgrading our forum software and it took a lot longer than originally anticipated. Thank you for your patience.

We are still working to bring some add-on features back, so it will be a continued work-in-progress. If you have any questions, feel free to post and ask away. 

Willow

Digital Art vs Hand Drawn?

I have recently gotten into drawing manga and want to share my art with others. The problem is, it's hand-drawn, and I don't know how I can share it, because taking a pic with my phone would look kind of weird. And also, I've noticed that digital art is much cleaner and easier, but I don't know how people can draw with a mouse let alone myself, or if they even use a mouse. I could draw on an iPad, but I don't have one. Help?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I use this.
http://www.manhattan-products.com/graphics-tablet11

I made this

like forever ago, but I made this in MS paint, me as a my little pony because I was really, REALLY bored.

i_have_no_words____by_freebird74-d7bfcpc



Depending on hat computer/program you have and are good at will affect your art's cleanness. Windows ten has a sketchpad that makes really clean lines, but I haven't played with it much. GIMP is a free photoshop-esque program complete with brushes, line tools, layering and highlight tools. I usually use that to color. 


As for doing traditional art, scanners my friend. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 4/8/2017 at 2:32 PM, Willow said:

or if they even use a mouse.

I think most people who draw digital art use tablets. They can get expensive once you get to higher-end. Basically you hok up the tablet to your computer, and you have a stylus that you use to draw on the surface of the tablet. Whatever you draw transfers to the screen, and you can use your computer's software (Photoshop, GIMP, Pixia, what-have-you) to edit the picture as you please. I also have no idea how anyone makes good art with a mouse. It's incredibly difficult. Good luck! Good art skills are something I really admire in a person, and I want to get better at it myself. I have a book on how to draw manga, so that's mainly what I draw when I do draw. But I still haven't drawn very much at all, so I'm not any good at it yet lol

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks, I'll look in to a tablet, and yes I do have a scanner on my printer, I'm assuming that I should scan my art :) thank you!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah, scannung should be better than taking a picture with your phone.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now