Digital art has roared with popularity ever since the technology advanced and captured an essential part of our lives. We go everywhere with our phones and get daily tasks done in a matter of minutes while walking outside or dining, or resting.
Smartphones have become advanced and full of features and a huge variety to choose from, and they make it possible to create the finest digital arts that artists would want to create.
Anything can inspire you to draw as you are walking outside and as you decide to use your phone to trace the source of imagination, you will need tips on how to do that. We present you with the most necessary ones.
Here are the things to consider if you want to draw using your phone
Look at phone features
Digital art can depend on the features of your phone a lot. If it has good RAM you will be able to draw without experiencing any freezing or loading screens, which can distort the entire process of creating digital art. You also have to check the phone battery and make sure it will last at least a couple of hours until you are done with your art, because creating an art can be a slow process depending on what you draw. It is also important to have good connection, given that your smartphone can handle advanced drawing apps on cellular data. If that’s not the case you can easily get yourself a mobile signal booster to be able to create digital art even in weak coverage places. Mobile phone repeaters usually strengthen your phone signal, so it will be easier to navigate with the apps that require connection.
Choose an app that matches you
Choosing an app is another important step for your digital art, because there are a variety of applications you can choose from, however you need to decide on which fits you the best whether you download from Play Store or App Store or wherever. There are applications that provide you with an opportunity of working with layers, being able to choose a variety of brushes and change their opacity, blending options and a wide range of colors, however some applications may lack a high-resolution feature and some may have a more difficult navigation. There are apps that also provide you with interesting patterns that you can work with and backgrounds that you can work on. You can also choose to add your own images and stick them on the canvas if you decide to. The more features you need for creating your digital art, the more likely you are to opt for paid applications.
Don't be afraid to use your fingers
It is very common for people to use a stylus when they are drawing on their tablets and writing pads when they are on a computer because the pointy edge is small and it allows you to see what you are actually drawing even if it’s a simple line. Phone screens can be viewed as relatively small compared to the screens of tablets and monitors, and it is more likely for you to mess up the art if you are using your fingers. However, this is a misconception. Nowadays many apps have a feature of zooming in and zooming out, and you can easily keep drawing using that feature. In fact, you can zoom in and out much faster using your fingers and you can cover a bigger space of the canvas and navigate faster if you use your fingers, so don’t be afraid and go for it!
Focus on what you want to draw
There is a difference between what you create. You can opt for a painting or a drawing, because they differ in their nature. If you want to go for a drawing you will have to focus on the types of brushes that you need in your app, or what do the deliberate lines look like as you create them. You also need to pay attention to shading the lines and creating line-based patterns. If you choose to create a drawing, you will have a bigger span of control over it. However, if you choose to opt for the painting, you will have relatively less control over it. You can go for this option if you want a somewhat unexpected finish. What matters here more is the opacity of the brush and the way you create patches and mix them together to have a painting.
With all these tips you can be free to choose what digital art you want to create and spend as much time as you want on it, even if you are on your phone. Digital art is a wonderful concept and it can trigger a lot of aesthetic emotions, so don’t be afraid to create it by all means possible.
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