How to Become a Digital Artist in 2022

With the constant changes and shifts in technology, digital art has quickly become one of the most popular mediums for artists to practice. One of the reasons for this is the ease at which you can turn a profit as a digital artist. This is largely in part due to the inception of non-fungible tokens or NFTs. NFT marketplaces are a popular way for artists to sell their work. With the rise of Non-Fungible Films (NFF), the NFT space is about to get even more advanced. 

NFF is an entertainment studio that is going to become a force in the entertainment industry. Their mission is to create high-quality content and engagement for Web3 Collections across multiple platforms. We can expect to see them taking over the flim, television and gaming spaces in the coming years. They are even expected to become a go to destination for production studios and content creators alike. 

Founder Cameron Moulène has a deep passion for not only blockchain technology, but also for artists and creators. He wants to make the NFT space artist friendly and will work to ensure that the creators have a positive relationship with their consumers. Digital artists have a lot to look forward to as this studio takes over the entertainment space. 

With so many exciting things happening in the world of digital art, there is no better time to start practicing this new medium. Keep reading for everything you need to know to get started. 

What is Digital Art?

Digital art is exactly what it sounds like. Instead of creating with pencil, paint or paper, the artist uses a computer or tablet to make their art. Or the artist can use multiple mediums and start with a traditional hand drawn picture and then upload it to a computer for further enhancements. Digital art is not a new concept as animated TV shows have been using this method for years. However with new advancements in technology, the average person now has access to programs and software that allows them to create whatever their heart desires.

Getting Started

If you have tried traditional forms of art, switching to digital for the first time may be jarring. It can be challenging to learn a new medium that behaves so differently from your previous one. However, you will first want to ensure that you have the right tools for the job. You can start off using a standard computer set up. If you have ever spent time on Microsoft paint, then you have a good idea of what this will look like. This is a fairly rudimentary method of digital creation that will limit the amount of precision you can use in your art, but it is a good start.

If you are at the point where you want to invest in tools for digital creation, then you are going to want to look for a tool that allows you to actually draw on it. We really like a graphics tablet for this. A graphics tablet is similar to a large trackpad and comes with a stylus that allows you to draw on the trackpad as if it were paper and pencil. The pressure applied to the pad with the stylus will transfer the image to your computer screen. This can take some getting used to at first but once you’ve practiced a bit it is one of the most effective tools for digital artists.

If you find a graphics tablet difficult to work with, another great tool is an actual tablet with a stylus. This can be helpful for beginners as it is more similar to making traditional art since you will be drawing directly on the image rather than on a trackpad. It can also be more cost effective if you already own a tablet as you will just need to purchase a stylus.

Program Recommendations

When it comes to programs for digital artists, Photoshop is always a popular option. It offers a variety of options for photo manipulation and is universally recognized. The only downside is the cost. Photoshop is going to be one of the most expensive programs on the market. If you are just starting off, try out a free program such as Fire Alpaca or MyPaint. However, any program that recognizes pen pressure will work. Don’t be afraid to do some research before purchasing a program to determine which one will work best for your unique needs.

Becoming a Professional Digital Artist

Now that you understand the basic setup, you are probably wondering how to profit off your digital creations. There is no better time than 2022 to make money from your digital art. The rise of NFTs has made the digital art market take off in an entirely different direction. The inception of NFTs has made it possible for digital artists to sell the rights to their creations and has even created a demand for them. Artists transform their works into verifiable assets that can be purchased or traded on the blockchains that are used for cryptocurrencies. With so many NFT marketplaces and NFF on the rise, the earning potential of a digital artist in 2022 is infinite. If your goal is to be a working artist, trying out digital creation should be your next step.

Looking Forward

The future of digital art is bright. If you would like to be a part of paving the way for that future, try taking your skills from paper to online. You could just be the next big thing in digital art!


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