1. PRACTICE: My best advice for developing your digital illustration skills, is to illustrate often. I make a conscious effort to illustrate almost every day. I'm madly infatuated with being creatively productive, and that is the fuel necessary to develop talent and creativity.
When I'm away from my studio, I bring my sketchbook along, and try to use my idle time to doodle. I draw on the bus, or at the pub. I admired that about Robert Crumb, so I took it upon myself to do the same.
Bob Ross compares the imagination to a muscle. You must exercise it regularly to build up strength, and keep it at peak performance.
2. EXPERIMENT: As mentioned in my previous article, digital art is such a new medium, and it's so versatile, that it's quite easy to develop your own style of painting,... [ Read more...