It's a wonderful little thing that allows me to draw on my laptop using their "pen" they provided. Using it is not difficult at all, it's the program I'm using Corel Painter X.
That's the most difficult part, figuring out what all the little buttons do and how to get the effect I'm looking for.
I have only started using digital art, I have been drawing for years. It's always been a hobby of mine.
It seems to be a surprising hobby for a woman with no fingers I'll admit *laugh* but it never stopped me.
Apparently the Lord gave me a gift and the personality (some would say sheer stubbornness) to not give up, no matter how steep the climb.
At one point I had my work up for sale at a local art gallery, but I had to reclaim it when the gallery went under construction and the owner wanted to charge too much (in my opinion) for my illustrations.
I use ink and dip pens, as well as pencils. Colours have always been an issue with me - but I was able use watercolour pencils to do a faint wash.
A lot of my illustrations were inspired by the artwork in Brian Jacques "Redwall" series. The ink illustrations and the wonderfully cute "critters" (as my mother calls them) were a great reference to help me learn shading and cross-hatching.
Another one of my techniques I use is "blocking". In which I block areas of shadow to make the image more whole. The drawing below is a Tiger Lily, my reference was a photograph of one. The trick is to squint at the reference image, and you'll see where the blocks of shadows are!
My digital art is much less...ah..perfected. I'm not a perfectionist, but I am a detail freak, so once I create something I'm not embarrassed of, I might just post it on here!
I hope you all have a wonderful day!