Thursday, April 5, 2012

Ballet partners going digital

I've never really tried to do digital art before but finally broke down and bought a Wacom Bamboo pen for my iPad. It arrived today so I tried it out on my Ballet Partners sketch. I found the glide hard to control at first but got used to it fairly quickly and I haven't played around with all the features of the ArtStudio app yet. I only used 3 layers here: the original sketch, color, and black outline. Next time I will try out masking. I still feel like these dancers are crying out for some watercolor though :) What do you think?


  1. Good job braving the Wacom and taking a stab at digital painting. I haven't done any, either. But I'm not sure this version does the sketch justice. It really is a great sketch! I think watercolor might be just the thing! (Or, maybe even just an ink outline and see what you think about that?)

  2. Cindy, thank you for the feedback and I completely agree. It came out too flat and bland. I think digital is good for fixes and enhancements but I don't see myself switching completely anytime soon. I do too much computer work in my day job :)