When I was in grade school, I had aspirations of becoming a comic artist, but that dream faded away along with the time that I spent drawing. Fast forward to the start of Covid. I started to have more time on my hands along with the stress that went with it, that’s when I decided that it was time for me to try to start drawing again. I knew that I wanted to try my hand at digital art, so after some trial and error and some searching on the internet, I discovered Flo and her wonderful youtube channel. I started first with her free You Can Draw This videos but before long I became a member of her Patreon. She has taught me so much and continues to teach me everytime I follow along with her.
My hope is that eventually I will be able to branch out, find my own style, and create my own artwork. While I’m definitely on that path, I still have some work to do, but I’m confident that I will get there.
For those of you just starting your journey, I have some advice.
First off, always try to keep it fun for you. If it’s becoming more stressful than fun, take a step back and remember why you are doing this.
Second, don’t be scared to make mistakes, especially if you are working on digital art. After learning the undo gesture from Flo, I’ve become very good at using that 2-finger tap in Procreate.
Flo has so many great free tutorials!
I have such a hard time picking my favorite one. It could be this Sunrise tutorial. It holds a special place in my heart since it was my very first tutorial ever, starting it all. However, I think I might have to choose this Study Room tutorial. This was one of those early tutorials that helped me start to get a grasp on shading and highlighting with Flo demonstrates the use of blending modes to accomplish it with ease.
Look at my work
The gears i use for my work
A drawing glove can help avoid stray taps from your hand and lets your hand slide effortlessly across your screen.
Apple Pencil 1st Generation
The old school Apple Pencil, compatible with older iPads.