HomeArticles10 Digital Art MISTAKES You Are Making! 💀 10 Digital Art MISTAKES You Are Making! 💀 By Frank Lundy September 16, 2019 Articles, Blog 100 Comments Tags:#digitalart, artwork mistakes, common art mistakes, digital art, digital art mistakes, digital art tips, digital art tutorial, digital painting, digital painting mistakes, mistakes digital artists make, tips for digital art Related Posts TICE ART 1010 Renaissance ART Artist Profile: Luis Camnitzer on Art and Education in Context The art of symbolism in peace building | Kya Kim | TEDxKyoto About Author admin 100 Comments Aaron Rutten September 22, 2017 Admit it. Were you guilty of any of these? If so, you should subscribe to my art channel for free #DigitalArtSmart tutorials: https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=anatomyofrockthe Reply Pringles Can June 26, 2019 What if I'm right handed and never knew putting the tablet off to the side was a mistake and got used to it? Is it time for seppuku. Reply Onik June 27, 2019 Damn I wish I had drawing software like that I it looks good I have a crappy one and it’s giving me a lot of trouble and it’s annoying Reply ArtWithBex June 28, 2019 "Then your run out of undo's" well I use a program with unlimited undo's sooo Reply Jaide June 28, 2019 Great video! Glad to see I already knew most of this, but the contrast part was great advice for me. Reply Iz Smurda June 28, 2019 had to replay the destructive editing part because i was focused on stickman and his commentary. sorry, my guy.. Reply Gabriel Avalos June 28, 2019 If you going to print PNG is a RGB format, JPEG and PDF are CMYK and RGB formats, for printing you use CMYK, PNG is useless for that. Reply HanieP June 29, 2019 But the first one is like a good thing to me Reply Ampotato June 29, 2019 What software is that? Reply Ray Kami June 30, 2019 For those of you just starting digital art, you don't need expensive supplies. I started with a 50$ no-screen tablet off of Amazon and my 7 year old laptop, I'm still using those 3 years later. (Well, same kind of tablet, been replaced once. And currently working on saving up for a new laptop, she's about done her part.) Reply Russ Richter June 30, 2019 14:38 Shrek would be so proud Reply Cindy Klenk July 1, 2019 Aaron – this is GREAT! As I am sub-novice (novice novice??) with your suggestions I am building my work flow CORRECTLY! You are teaching me concepts and work flows in the digital realm that prevent what could/would become dumb or unnecessary mistakes going forward. "Save as" often and layers layers layers. These are 10 mistakes that will NEVER be built into my workflow, to be corrected later. THANK YOU! Reply remytv July 1, 2019 I love these tips! I've been a graphic designer for 13 years and juuuust got a tablet for drawing. I feel like a total half newb. Reply Mable Anne Smith July 2, 2019 Unless you have penup where uh, there are no layers :((( Reply Completely Happy July 2, 2019 I can’t do the first… my tablet doesn’t work if it isn’t tilted. Reply Daniel Taylor July 2, 2019 tip #1: Get a pen display I very much prefer pen displays to tablets. Drawing on something but having the marks appear somewhere else is just something that my brain can't comprehend apparently. I got a pen display – problem solved. It's just like normal drawing then, my art improved dramatically. The list was filled out a bit with some things that are just general art tips, though… shifting the hue is something that traditional artists do all the time, mostly because you have to use a different color when using certain kinds of media like pastel. You can't just grind some charcoal into pastel and just hope it looks OK. I mean, you can, but… with some colors it's going to come out looking like garbage. Though, I suppose it can be tough limiting art advice specifically to digital media. I think the real question about layers is can one have too many layers? 🤔 Reply Recyclable Glass July 3, 2019 Me, a mobile user, using IbisPaintX: stonks Reply Sushii Gacha July 4, 2019 #7 literally just happened to me 😔 Reply Gamers July 5, 2019 Thanks about the tip on shading it's my biggest hang-up. I draw a lot of comic book characters so I can manage just about anything but puting shadows on armor characters is a bit of a problem. Reply C July 6, 2019 More videos like this please 🙂 Reply Marbo Beatz July 6, 2019 awesome bro. I usually don't listen all the way through. very simple very easy to follow and listen. Subbed Reply Z T July 7, 2019 Yo what if my tablet isn't tilted but shifted to the right for my hand? Reply Ananya Shetty July 8, 2019 Woah. I will use png anymore! Thank you!!! Also that shading yup is a huge help! I always wondered why my shading was so dull Reply Mia July 8, 2019 I worked on a digital art peice for 2 hours, and i wanted to continiue tommorrow so i saved the drawing. As a JPEG!! So the next day i went back to my drawing, but all the layers had become 1 layer… it might not sound that bad, but remember that it was still unfinished.. so i started all over.. Yes, i cried Reply Emmett McClain July 8, 2019 The clickbait title tho. Reply Roplizuxe July 9, 2019 I kinda wasted my whole time (not being rude!) just seeing this vid even though I’ve never made these mistakes…. at least i know what not to do at least! Reply Aquartzy July 9, 2019 Next time if there are two options and u don't know what they do, the least you can do is Google the difference that way you'll avoid making the same mistake like saving it to jpeg Reply Blackmist #defenitio of art July 11, 2019 What if you draw on your phone? Reply 饺子 July 11, 2019 im not agree with the first one Reply Adrienne Dupree July 12, 2019 What art program do you draw from? Reply Niculae Livia Cristina July 12, 2019 I'm working in Photoshop CS4, if I didn't finished my artwork I save it as psd. And when is finished I save it as jpeg. You wrong here about saving it as "png".What? I keep my tablet how I want and feel comfortable! I hold it on my legs. Till now I keep making layers on my photos with my artworks and I'm very good with that honestly to be. What I saw is only for PaintSai users. NOT Photoshop users. Depends to every artist's style how is making the process in a digital artwork. Reply iiTurtleStars x July 13, 2019 Im getting my first tablet for my birthday! My birthday is in September. I also heard that you can also use vector layers which are I think the same as smart layers. I will definitely use these tips when I start my first digital art piece! Thank you again, my colors look really good when switching the hue which is something I've been doing for almost a year after watching this. Thanks! uwu Reply henrik khachatoorian July 13, 2019 Hi, I have a serious problem with using digital graphic tablets. How to choose the suitable stroke thickness when you are working freehand to have the desired thickness in the final output? During working you have to zoom in and out so the stroke thickness we see depends on the zoom level and the display resolution and document resolution. Reply PoulpeGirl July 13, 2019 Very good video! Clean, clear, really good! Reply -Xsarai _master July 14, 2019 Well im use my phone,not tablet.cause i dont have one :') Reply Al EC July 14, 2019 I was guilty of initially never using layers for my character artwork. Until I realized how VERY useful they are for virtually everything you can do digitally with art (including coloring and shading). Reply deertea July 15, 2019 I have a display tablet it’s next to the computer is that ok? It seems ok Reply Jedidiah Ange-Emmanuel Kouakou July 22, 2019 I'LL ERASE YOU!!! non-destructively Reply Drunken Pirate July 23, 2019 If you can and have the stuff for it: build your own workspace. Take your time at adjusting height and size of your table. i did it, made to tables and i love to work on those tables. My arm doesnt hurt so quick anymore when using the mouse. We had a huge machine at the school that would cut vector forms into wood. If you can find one, easy game ey but still some hand work needed! Reply DapperJazz July 23, 2019 Bro, these are so helpful, thank you— Reply KammDUS July 23, 2019 Yo: Oh, un video de dibujo. Video: Ha!, the title is spanish but I'm in english. Yo: >:[ Reply Chouderr 108 July 24, 2019 These are some pretty good tips for beginners although I did know pretty much all of the i definitely would have found this video useful when I first started Reply adhie putrok July 26, 2019 10. "believe it or not", – yes i do. because i did it 🙁 i'm too traditional.. Reply Eeveeon _ July 27, 2019 About shifting hues, I have a very cartoon style, and to shade (if i shade the piece at all) I just use a grey colour, lower the opacity and shade wherever I wanted to. Is that a mistake, or a stylistic choice? Reply Missari July 28, 2019 10:22 you monster Reply Liz S July 28, 2019 Damn dude, you must have a lot of files…. Reply Niko July 29, 2019 One way you’re using your tablet wrong is cause you don’t play osu!. Reply Nicolas David July 29, 2019 The use of the word "resolution" for describing the pixel density over a distance, instead of "definition", has always bugged me. Resolution is for the size in pixels, and definition, for the pixel density over a given real world length. Reply Verailia •3• July 30, 2019 10 seconds in…Bold of you to assume that I use a tablet to draw. Reply NHAsirduck July 31, 2019 number 10 is too real Reply Shibe July 31, 2019 I made many of these mistakes, but I've learned from them over time before watching this video. Although, I'll admit that I didnt know about shifting the hue when shading. This video was very informative. Thank you! Reply JelloJello July 31, 2019 Can’t make mistakes on digital art if u don’t draw digitally. Reply أسد الصحراء August 1, 2019 الترجمة العربية اين ؟؟ Reply nothing bad ever happens to the kennedys August 1, 2019 Who in the world doesn't use layers? Reply THE NOOB August 1, 2019 which sofware is this Reply Carolyn la loca August 1, 2019 Ammm… Soy la única que ve el nombre del canal en español? Reply Krishnanshu Dey August 2, 2019 Can I know the software name that I can download in my pc Reply Midnight x Tears August 2, 2019 I shade really weirdly but when I show my friends about my shading they were amazed- Reply Maci Plays August 3, 2019 they way he shaded and highlighted that sphere on 1:15 so simply and turned out perfect makes me want to quit already Reply Mini tomate August 4, 2019 The 7th tip to video editors is applied this rule extremely. Every 2 or 3 changes I have to save if I don't want to crash randomly and wipe out hours and hours of work unsaved.And that's why now I now have a tick pressing CTRL+S Reply Bella Rós August 4, 2019 Eyyyy, I have the same tablet as u Reply MajWay August 4, 2019 damnit who keeps translating the titles I hate it Reply L0udest Silence August 5, 2019 I'm day 1 new and was turning my tablet like a piece of paper Reply Ricardo Maciel August 5, 2019 AWESOME video, thanks!Layers are your friends! Reply BevvyIsTheBest August 5, 2019 I thought u said thanks for drawing me at the start lol Reply Bagus Aji Pamungkas August 7, 2019 Agree to all of your tips, except for the first one, I really can't put my tablet on my front when drawing. Putting it on my side is the best. Reply Quazar _omega August 7, 2019 "Photoshop is like… onions!" Reply Raspberryicetea August 8, 2019 yall ever just get called out by your youtube recommendations Reply Jay W August 8, 2019 Only thing I constantly forget about is changing my hue 😑 I ALWAYS FORGET. Reply AndyPlays - Initial D,Dbz,Roblox and more! August 8, 2019 HAH Y'all use stylus's and I don't AND I STILL MAKE A BAD DRAWING! Reply Najemniczkas August 8, 2019 Trust me, you don't want to have your tablet angled differently.For about 2-3 years I had to use tablet at a different angle than my screen, cuz my mom made some stupid changes to the room ending up with no room or possibility to have screen in front of you but angled instead (small desk, no room on the desk etc). It is possible to use your tablet that way, you can get used to it, but it's soooo much better when you have both lined up in front of you. Also, if you have the possibility of choosing the resolution of your screen, always go for Full HD. Man, drawing on Full HD screen is so much better 😭 Reply Yani August 10, 2019 More like common sense Reply SaltStop August 12, 2019 I’ve done more than half of these what the actual heck1,2,3,4,7 and 9 Reply Dooxy Cat August 12, 2019 I make none of these mistakes, I think this video is to late for me lol Should have watch it when I was a beginner, that would had save a lot of my time xD Reply Whiterra Fog August 12, 2019 I literally watched this for the first time and I wasn't doing any of these things Reply Just memes August 12, 2019 Start: Incorect use of tablet Me: Doesen't even have a tablet Reply Vigor The Sloth August 14, 2019 #7 PREACH Reply Monster Master August 17, 2019 1:41 don’t you mean, “shifting my highlights towards a cooler hue” and “shifting my shadows to a warmer hue? Since red is warmer and yellow is ‘cooler’. Reply Kira Sign Comics August 17, 2019 I am working on a playlist collecting the videos what helped me when i started animation and digital art. I hope u dont mind if i add this video to the playlist Reply Seif Karim August 20, 2019 This video called me untalented in 10 ways Reply Susan M August 20, 2019 Where were you when I started drawing? I already know most of these mistakes…although, I learned them the hard way. Reply T-417 August 22, 2019 Who the hell makes the first mistake? I have never NOT had my tablet lined up with the screen. seems like common sense to me Reply xXNotAlishaXx August 25, 2019 Bold of you to assume I do digital art Reply xXNotAlishaXx August 25, 2019 I never knew the difference between jpeg and png…until today… Reply grow beatz August 26, 2019 Nice advice 👍💯 Reply mysha Florentino August 28, 2019 i actually use Krita Reply J.R .P August 29, 2019 Is it just me that places the tablet beside the pc instead of infront? I personally think it's easier to control that way. Reply s0sh August 31, 2019 I remember when I didn’t use layers ever. It was hell. Reply tayru00 September 2, 2019 8:48 – 9:05For some reason, I weezed. Reply La Blue Eyes September 3, 2019 when youre doing all of these correctly you feel like a pro 😢 Reply Jocelyn C. September 4, 2019 holy crap! this helped me so much! Thank you! Reply AreaGames BR September 5, 2019 What about CTRL+Z ? Reply Yliane September 7, 2019 From now on I'll save my pics as PNG. Thanks for the tip! 🙂 Reply Doughy the edible Cube September 8, 2019 Dunno, I think that first Ball looked more realistic than the second.. Reply Djoko Triono September 9, 2019 shifting to cooler n warmer color for shading is new to me. thx Reply Newbonzy September 13, 2019 #11 is making your file too big by going too high res or having too many layers. Just saying, my computer hates me. Reply Tom Goldsmith September 13, 2019 You've really helped me out! I'm a bit of a novice and I needed this. 10 /10. U might have even helped me out career wise with this 😎 👍 concise rather than making it like rocket science. Reply Ezwyn September 13, 2019 THERE'S NEVER TOO MUCH DETAIL MAN Reply Hiro Hummel September 15, 2019 wHaT dO yOu mEaN tHe aPpLe iS fLaT? ? Reply ErnestoCCB September 16, 2019 Cool, i don't make any of the 10 mistakes listed. Now i just need to learn how to draw Reply Add a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment:*Name:* Email Address:* Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.