Digital Art for Beginners (2020 Edition)

24 feb 2020
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How do you get started in digital art? Should you get a drawing tablet, maybe and iPad maybe Surface Pro. And what software do artists use. Is it free? Is it expensive? Those are some of the questions we're going to be tackling in this video.






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  • every one uses an ipad pro, but I use a samsung galaxy note 10.1

    radom_art_at_thefullest mehradom_art_at_thefullest meh4 klukkustundum síðan
  • Who the hell does not know that it doesn't work without PC, I don't even have a drawing tablet and know it

    Airborne ZAirborne Z5 klukkustundum síðan
  • This was really helpful. Thanks man.

    Sawyer DogSawyer Dog16 klukkustundum síðan
  • Hey Brad. Can you be more specific on the entry level ipad you were referring to and maybe even update your recommendation based on the new models? Thanks

    bojadorbojador17 klukkustundum síðan
  • Wow a really nice vid!! I've just started doing digital art on my mobile (yeap :P ) and you just forgot to mention one awesome software IbisPaint X this is what I'm using and its dope

    LancealotteLancealotte22 klukkustundum síðan
  • That's ASUS not Acer

    V1BE5V1BE5Degi Síðan síðan
  • I have the huion hs64 and I connect it to an android tablet and it's pretty good 👍

    CosmosArtCosmosArtDegi Síðan síðan
  • I use firealpaca, I'm just trying to get used to the interface

    Ananya GuptaAnanya GuptaDegi Síðan síðan
  • I take offense to the comment in the beginning. The idea is actually really good... but I need a logo

    jeffmcgamingjeffmcgaming2 dögum síðan
  • Rip My Wallet

    josh samillanojosh samillano2 dögum síðan
  • Just subbed to your channel and have been watching a lot of your stuff. I’ve always been doodling and sketching and I’ve dabbled into digital art before and I really enjoy it but it is not my primary background, and while I have an iPad Pro as my main computer now and have had cheap wacoms in the past I’ve never taken this seriously. Long story short I’ve been on a huge rut with my main job, I’ve been trying to branch out and manage some other startups but it’s eating into me hard and right now I’m thinking, _could this seriously be an option for me?_ Whenever I think of actually working in art, design or illustration I can’t help but thinking that it’s just too late for me now to catch up with even hobbyists that have been doing this for years or actual professionals or students with an education background. I’m the kind of person that can’t help comparing and that struggle with long term goals but deep down I think that creative work is my true passion, even after years of technical education in hard sciences and engineering...

    impendioimpendio2 dögum síðan
  • I got the ipad i've been wanting for christmas as well as an apple pencil and procreate and since i'm just starting out I thought id watch this and this is actually a great help.

    DinoMonkey35DinoMonkey352 dögum síðan
  • I am in med school I don't know why am i watching this at 2 in morning 😂

    kyc07kyc073 dögum síðan
  • I have an Intuos and I am having fun with it!

    IrisWolfIrisWolf3 dögum síðan
  • I’m also a Procreate digital artist with a art channel dedicated to procreate and Bollywood posters. Please do check it out. Your work is super amazing and so creative...super well done and stay connected...have a wonderful Sunday.

  • Proko watching the video and later laughing on himself.

    Sarfraz HasanSarfraz Hasan4 dögum síðan
  • Can ihave a stylus plsssss for Android plsssssssss

    John David JayloJohn David Jaylo4 dögum síðan
  • This guy's so handsome, it hurts!

    vterpanvterpan5 dögum síðan
  • Photoshop is available on Android and IOS.

    EnclaveEnclave5 dögum síðan
  • for 350 u could get s6 lite or ipad or a really good tablet if u have a laptop or a pc

    khankhattakkhankhattak5 dögum síðan
  • ang dami mong sinasabi

    Vince Kurt AgripaVince Kurt Agripa5 dögum síðan

    Mariam. AbedinMariam. Abedin6 dögum síðan
  • I have an iPad Mini and have Autodesk Sketch book. I have this pen for it (some of brand thingy) but the lines are squiggly, would an Apple pen work? Or would I have the same problem?

    -⪦ oɩivia’s art ⪧--⪦ oɩivia’s art ⪧-6 dögum síðan
  • i just wanna make a webtoon lmaoo

    hylahhylah6 dögum síðan
  • You're so inspiring, thank you

    Arab LIMITLESS WingsArab LIMITLESS Wings7 dögum síðan
  • also for hard ware you could just get an Apple Pencil and a random drawing app and you’ll be a ok 👍

    Cloudii BunnyCloudii Bunny7 dögum síðan
  • *Me cries in pencil and ballpen*

    God of Mountain and JujubeGod of Mountain and Jujube7 dögum síðan
  • I was thinking about how to draw hands, my enemy, into abstract line work, and ill just out like a bunch into the background or something.

    Theagent_2_1Theagent_2_17 dögum síðan
  • I have a question if I use a iPad can I just use a drawing pen on it?

    Kenny NguyenKenny Nguyen7 dögum síðan
  • THERE IS A REASON. yes.... Thanks for reminding

    Ahmed HafizAhmed Hafiz7 dögum síðan
  • Other videos talking about trash and this man went straight to the point I like that fact 🤑

    Warsha AkashiWarsha Akashi8 dögum síðan
  • youre amazing

    StrawHat EroseStrawHat Erose8 dögum síðan
  • - Huion 420 - Huion four 20 - Huion for $20 DAMN!

    // mr_nobody_with_a_no// mr_nobody_with_a_no8 dögum síðan
  • Do most computer tablets like a galaxy have pressure sensitivity?

    Mr FinsterMr Finster8 dögum síðan
  • 420

    SuweeSuwee8 dögum síðan
  • quick note, you said acer instead of asus two different companies

    twobadtwobad9 dögum síðan
  • Also I suck at drawing on paper, but with digital art it's possible💡 ✨✨✨

    The AwakeningThe Awakening9 dögum síðan
  • I want to start digital art because THERE ARE BLOCKCHAIN PLATFORM WHERE YOU CAN MAKE MONEY SIMPLY MAKING ART.... I always wanted to draw but can't. my drawing skills is grade 1 but with art. who knows, it might open doors for me😂

    The AwakeningThe Awakening9 dögum síðan
  • I'm watching this even though I have no ipad Edit 1min later: imma leave

    jinownmy souljinownmy soul9 dögum síðan
  • Ipad or note s7?

    dimyatadimyata9 dögum síðan
  • 3:46 I now understend !

    dimyatadimyata9 dögum síðan
  • This guy is brilliant

    Lisa CreatesLisa Creates11 dögum síðan
  • I use a dell 2in 1 can someone recommend a proper active pen 😁

    Arya RautArya Raut11 dögum síðan

    AgniAgni12 dögum síðan
  • "I hate hands" *Aggressive hand gestures intensify* (But on a sidenote, Thank you! these videos are really helping me)

    Kenzy AliKenzy Ali12 dögum síðan
  • Thank you so much for EXPLAINING how this process actually works, for explaining it clearly and slowly for a total newbie like myself. I said to my husband: "I finally found someone who speaks my language!" Thanks again :) and best wishes to you........ so happy.

    Adriana PusztaiAdriana Pusztai12 dögum síðan
  • Does a laptop work?

    Denielle Adriane BlancoDenielle Adriane Blanco13 dögum síðan
  • I thought it was Todoroki On thumbnail Lmao

    Saざ_ssiSaざ_ssi13 dögum síðan
  • Hello Sir, what's good for Android tablets? Watching your Video at wee hours here in India...Everyone's asleep!

    Mr. SK BhagatMr. SK Bhagat13 dögum síðan
  • Can I use graphics tab without laptop or PC???????

    Sadia afrinSadia afrin13 dögum síðan
  • Lol

    Hriday MenonHriday Menon14 dögum síðan
  • The difficulty of learning a non-display tablet is really overrated if you're used to using a mouse you'll pick it right up. The ergonomics alone also make it prefferable for me.

    Dingus KhanDingus Khan14 dögum síðan
  • good thing im gonna buy a computer for those pen screen tablet thingies

    TheneonguyTheneonguy15 dögum síðan
  • U want to learn digital drawing but ur family just can't afford it. 😔 Cuz ur a kid.

    Via Leigh HernandezVia Leigh Hernandez15 dögum síðan
    • save up maybe ?

      AgniAgni12 dögum síðan

  • You look like chris watts lol

    Trey LTrey L16 dögum síðan
  • well at least your uncle invest in burito mine invest on crack

    marianne dela cruzmarianne dela cruz17 dögum síðan
  • yo seriously whats the deal with 420?

    AuAu17 dögum síðan
  • clip studio is my go to for my digital art. i used to use photoshop but clip studio is superior for illustration purposes.

    Ashlee MingoAshlee Mingo18 dögum síðan
  • After a bad experience trying a cheapo Huion whose pen died young, I looked around for a used Wacom on all the usual places. I found that Wacom has an ebay store where they sell refurbished and new products. I have bought many refurb'd products before, and the only issue tends to be a very short 30-day warranty. When I saw I could buy a refurb'd small Intuos with a 1 yr warranty for $76, I jumped. It's not my first choice; of course I'd love to have a large one and I'd LOVE to have a tablet to draw on directly. But I can't justify that when I'm a beginner who can barely draw a line. So, for anyone who wants a Wacom but can't pay retail, look for their ebay store. They sell all kinds of devices there. Question: Does every device need a specific pen, or can you buy just a generic pen that works with anything?

    punstresspunstress19 dögum síðan
  • I’m using an iPad Apple pen and autodesk sketch book

    Stephen amaxamunStephen amaxamun19 dögum síðan
  • I’m using an iPad and autodesk sketchbook

    Stephen amaxamunStephen amaxamun19 dögum síðan
  • This seriously helped me because my Artist Friends doesn't want to help me. Like, this all started in Undertale Amino and were in a chat talking about ships and stuff and why Sans x papyrus exist when I said "Tbh Idrc about ships, I'll just draw anything" and one person was like "bro, I know this chat with a BUNCH of artists, you should join in there" so they invited me and I found out that most people there uses a tablet and I only use a phone with like 5 other people. One day I found out how comfortable it was drawing with a pencil so I'm like "Screw this, I'm getting a tablet" So I went up to the chat and asked for tablet recommendations , then everybody is like "You DO know that you can draw on a phone right?" and I was like "yes? I just wanna use a tablet for once-" "Man, Your art is already so good with a phone" and It just clicked and I got annoyed "This is MY Art, I ask for recommendations for drawing tablets, not compliments of my art, Like just give me recommendations" and the chat just went silent til someone replied "sorry.... I just wanted you to know you can draw on a phone" like I KNOW THAT I'VE BEEN DRAWING ON A PHONE FOR 2 YEARS. W H E R E ' S T H E L O G I C

    Aiden Kim DeocarizaAiden Kim Deocariza20 dögum síðan
  • Love your work. Love you!!!

    Intush SIntush S20 dögum síðan
  • actually, if brad sees this I found that if you buy a Samsung Chromebook and use a drawing tablet it works but, the downside the mouse doesn't show up witch can be annoying

    Thunder TaylorThunder Taylor20 dögum síðan
  • very good vid

    XxpupperboyXxXxpupperboyXx20 dögum síðan
  • 3:06 "it's like learning how to ride a bike again" Me: I can't even ride a bike..........

    jacklyn vlanch Delinjacklyn vlanch Delin21 degi síðan síðan
  • But I dont know how to ride a bike!...😂😂😂

    Mitzi GzMitzi Gz21 degi síðan síðan
  • I-I don’t know how to ride a bike ;-;

    ᴇʀʀʀ ᴍʏ ɪɢ ɪs ʀᴀᴠɪɪᴛʜᴇʀᴀᴠɪsʜɪɴɢᴇʀʀʀ ᴍʏ ɪɢ ɪs ʀᴀᴠɪɪᴛʜᴇʀᴀᴠɪsʜɪɴɢ22 dögum síðan
  • i want this man as my uncle

    mari fsuturimari fsuturi22 dögum síðan
  • well i have touch sensitive laptop so, can i draw in that??

    Dilip KushwahDilip Kushwah23 dögum síðan
  • me: laughs* using ibis paint on phone*

    viene jeric danielle manaloviene jeric danielle manalo23 dögum síðan
  • Him saying not chomebook my soul leave body I was thinking 🤔 about getting this but I’m not I rather draw just want see what this style whst drawing this but back to my paper ✍️

    Justin RobertsonJustin Robertson23 dögum síðan
  • but what abt ibis paint?

    Tanni IbarraTanni Ibarra24 dögum síðan
  • i like you all video broo... you make good inspiration for me.

    daDunk studiodaDunk studio24 dögum síðan
  • How about a Android?

    Mawie Delas HerrasMawie Delas Herras24 dögum síðan
  • so from the looks of the clips when you're drawing on the screen, it looks sooo delay, is it really comfortable to draw with so much delay?

    LencyLency24 dögum síðan
  • I want digital art because to make animatic videos on youtube (not animation it is animatic )

    Vainavi's lifeVainavi's life25 dögum síðan
  • For someone with dyspraxia is there any shame in using a screen tablet? I have access to an xpen artist 12 and university wacom non screen tablets.

    Lillie YukikoLillie Yukiko26 dögum síðan
  • why am i watching this i have a kamvas 13 and have been drawing digitaly for 3 years now

    logan bujoldlogan bujold26 dögum síðan
  • Hey Brad, This is razina from india.This is the best video that answered all my questions about starting out.Thank you

    Razina ZainudeenRazina Zainudeen27 dögum síðan
  • guess im going for a pen display then since I already have the pc, desk, and a comfortable chair already. pretty cheap as well. thanks for the information.

    AeneasAeneas29 dögum síðan
  • Whats the device at 5:39 6:04

    Ameena AsifAmeena Asif29 dögum síðan
  • witch one is best tablet

    nasar alinasar ali29 dögum síðan
  • This is the best tutorial in drawing tutorials.

    娜儿伊迪诶娜儿伊迪诶Mánuði síðan
  • How do you know where to draw when there's no screen

    DaviiwaviiDaviiwaviiMánuði síðan
  • thank you so much, i was about to spend 1000$ on everything from the hardware to software... And going from traditional art to digital art is a really big transition for me (cuz im used to painting on a canvas) so this starter vid really helped out big time economically!!

    JinHit EntertainmentJinHit EntertainmentMánuði síðan
  • I really appreciate that you make 100% unambiguously clear that pen displays need a separate computer to connect to, even if that feels like something that "everybody knows"

    wheanywheanyMánuði síðan
  • Thank you! (Even if i do not have a digital art tablet, but i will get one soon!)

    Infected OrangeInfected OrangeMánuði síðan
  • Great content 💪🏾 Subbed 💜

    Dri MillerDri MillerMánuði síðan
  • Autodesk sketchbook Medibang paint

    Aesthetic HxmanAesthetic HxmanMánuði síðan
  • i love watching people doing and having things i wouldn't have

    Princes Leraine CuranPrinces Leraine CuranMánuði síðan
  • your video makes me feel spoiled for my studies on mediadesign, i got a Wacom One and i really thought i went for something cheap :P

    ComputerFiguurComputerFiguurMánuði síðan
  • I'm currently jobless because of the Pandemic so i tried game development. Everyday i check youtube for drawing tablet giveaways because it's so hard to draw using mouse.. No luck so far.. ;(

    Pakk YukkaPakk YukkaMánuði síðan
  • So if you are a graphic designer would you stick with the iPad pro ?

    Christian OrtizChristian OrtizMánuði síðan

    Muhammad HaseebMuhammad HaseebMánuði síðan
  • is huion HS610 or huion 420 compatible for mac laptops?

  • ME : laughs in MS paint with a mouse.

    Jainisha SJainisha SMánuði síðan
  • After seeing the price i m good with traditional

    shivpreetshivpreetMánuði síðan
  • i wanna be a digital artist but im broke

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