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I’ve mentioned this before, but it doesn’t hurt to say again: I am, by no means, a professionally trained artist. All my paintings, sketches, drawings, digital pieces have not been taught in a university setting. I just do what I do the only way I know how. It’s a huge bonus if and when people like my work.
I can’t even call it that! I get lost for hours in my art – it’s soooo not work.
Now, for an artist on a budget, I think my iPad has been the best investment I have made in a long time! When I run out of supplies for my normal media (watercolors, canvases, acrylic paint, etc.), I can still sketch out ideas on my handy-dandy piece of technology.
Buying good apps is key. I settled for the free kind for months, but never used them. They just didn’t work the way I wanted them to. I tried out the apps iDraw (the only apps I use for the AWTD banners), Brushes, Sketchbook Ink, amongst others, but I seem to have been loyal to Sketchbook Pro. So here is a quick example of what my work looks like for start to finish. I give you Lady and the Tramp’s Portraits.