My first Digital Drawing
I haven’t got a Wacom graphic tablet up to now. But I nevertheless did my first digital drawing. The lines are a bit unsteady, as you can easily see.
There is an amazing site on the web which shows you various poses of the hand, and you can change them with clicking on the hand. I first did the drawing the traditional way with a ballpoint pen. Then I put the drawing on one side of my laptop and copied it directly into Photoshop, using my index finger on the touchpad and a mediumsized brush.
In the beginning I felt rather unsure–would I be able to do it “the hard way”? But then my index finger somehow got used to the task. How easily I could make changes! Just take the eraser, erase the line and try it a second time. Hmmm. And then the shadows: I took my right hand, tried to imitate the pose and looked for the light and shadows.
The result is not something I would brag about, but the process was worthwhile trying it. I learned a lot about how to draw a hand, how to master my touchpad and how to distribute light and shadows. And it was fun!