Art and music have been around for a long time, and when we’re in kindergarten, we often have art class where we draw simple stuff such as fruits, animals or our parents. For some people drawing was only a subject that one learns in class, and then decides to move on from it as they picked another favorite subject. For some, it is the only passion in their mind. In this article we’re going to help you beginner artist, to serve you some tools for your drawing journey, be it becoming an illustrator or being a graphic designer if you’re curious to make sure to read this article to know more about what those tools are.
The first essential that you need to have wherever you go is a sketchbook. Unlike mathematical calculations, an idea in your brain might go away due to distractions when you commute or taking care of the groceries. We do not condone you to sketch right away, but at least some lines or shapes will help you remember what you were going to draw. To make things even better, you can draw anywhere and at any time. For example, let’s say you’re waiting for a friend on a cafe, this could be a perfect time to draw or brainstorm some ideas while waiting for your friend to arrive.
The next tool that we’re going to discuss is perfect for those who hate whenever paint gets in their hand. A digital tablet is a tablet, where you can draw on the screen, and it’ll pop right on the screen, following your movements on the tablet. This device is handy for those who don’t like cleaning their hands after a messy art session and not to mention you can always undo whenever you make a mistake. Although pricey, this is considered a must-have if you’re planning to become a digital artist.
You don’t have to buy a professional camera, but having a pocket camera or a smartphone camera is more than enough. If you’re wondering why you have to have a camera, it is so that you can capture any picture that piqued your interest, and you can use it as a reference the next time you draw. For example, let’s say that you saw a street performer that looks awesome, you can always snap a picture so the next time you’re drawing, you can use the image as a reference.