Art Talk | Digital Painting
If you’ve been with us for a while, you’ll remember my post about how I use art to ease and manage my anxiety. In that post, I talk about how watercolors have become my go to medium for focus and meditation. For today’s Art Talk (a series I hope to start up), I’m sharing my love for a great new tool I’ve been experimenting with. And this tool is…digital brushes!
Working professionally as a graphic designer, I constantly feel the desire to step away from my screen and create something with analog tools (brushes, pens, paper etc.) However, I’ve recently discovered these magical brushes from illustrator Kyle Webster and I have not been able to put them down…metaphorically speaking of course.
A couple Christmases ago, my lovely boyfriend gifted me a Wacom tablet, which up until recently, have been regrettably bad at using. But because of these digital brushes, I’ve been practicing with the tablet everyday! The brushes are made for Photoshop and work similarly to default brushes, only better! You don’t need a Wacom tablet to use them but I prefer it because it mimics the feel of using analog tools. If you have the software and want to play around with these tools, I suggest visiting Kyle’s website to purchase them.
I don’t think I’ll ever completely abandon my watercolor set and brushes but I have to say I absolutely love the look and natural feel of these brushes.
Enjoy these swoon-worthy examples of artists using these brushes. Be sure to click on the images to see more of their work.
Nicole Guerra (me!)
Here’s a little something I created over the weekend for a baby shower.
I hope to share more of my illustration work soon!