How to start and get better at digital art? See my 1-year progress!

Last year my dreams came true and I bought the iPad Pro! I still remember my excitement while I was opening the package. But at the same time, I was a little bit nervous, because I hardly knew anything about digital art at all. And I just spent almost 1000$…

I decided to overcome my sense of uncertainty and I downloaded the Procreate – one of the most popular apps for creating digital art.

I’ve learned all of the basics thanks to this youtube tutorial for beginners. I highly recommend it at the beginning of your journey with digital art.

October 2019

This is my first digital drawing. I experimented with different brushes and had a lot of fun πŸ™‚ I was quite proud of myself at that time.

I had any knowledge about shading, line quality, or blend modes πŸ˜‰ My first month with the iPad was for discovering and exploring its functions and possibilities.

November 2019

This month I discovered that shading exists πŸ˜‰ But my attempts to achieve the proper quality of my artworks were still unsattisfying.

I didn’t know how to gain the effect of glowing skin. I like my fanart of Sully Erna from Godsmack, but his skin looks very sallow.

December 2019

In December I was practicing animal drawings, especially their fur. I made a collection of black and white cats. You can download it for free in my shop. Maybe you’d like to color these cats by yourself? πŸ™‚

January 2020

Uhhhh… I hate that artwork ^^ I hate her skin and that weird background… This is a misunderstanding and I can’t believe I considered it finished.

March 2020

I am passionate about the universe and I’m in love with aurora effects.

April 2020

This artwork is an expression of my strong emotions. It’s really important to me. I remember that I used the color dodge effect for the first time on the heart. It brings the outstanding expression of glowing. I love that effect.

June 2020

Someday I came up with an idea to create a Zodiac Sign Collection representing by girls surrounded by the universe. I made the four signs so far (Cancer, Capricorn, Leo, and Pisces) and I can’t wait until I’m finished πŸ™‚

July 2020

August 2020

September 2020

What do you think about my progress? I hope you feel inspired to start your beautiful and exciting adventure with digital art!

Love, M.

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