Common digital art beginner mistakes

Digital art creation is one of the most recent and popular forms of art worldwide. Just like in other forms of art, we are bound to make mistakes when learning. As an artist, creating digital art for the first time can be a little frustrating especially because you have to use tech.

Here are some common mistakes to avoid so you’re learning experience and actual digital art creation can be simpler.

Develop an idea before you start

Unlike some other form of art, you cannot start a digital creation without creating an idea of what you want to do. As a beginner, the white canvas on your tablet, computer or phone can be a little intimidating.

This is why you should always write down ideas when you have them in the moment so you can have a beginning in your creation.  Once you develop a little bit of skill in digital art creation, it will be easier for you to create art on a blank piece of digital canvas without issue.

Don’t use too many details

Adding extra details to your creation is probably a big mistake when you are trying to learn. As a photographer, you find yourself adding details everywhere even when you completed a perfect piece of art. This could potentially ruin what you have created and turn out to be a waste of time.

Remember, you are creating an idea, concept or story. Just like you would in real life, you should start by using different lighting, contrast, elements, composition and brushes/pencils to learn the basics.

Having too little value for dynamics and atmospheric perspective

While this issue is rare when you are working on real paintings and drawings, it will pose a huge problem for beginners in digital art.  techniques like creating contrast between dark and light mediums will be difficult to master when you are working on digital art. it takes time for anyone to learn how to utilize the value ranges so they can create a more realistic- looking piece of art.

The atmospheric perspective in digital art is highly important. You need to learn to utilize the scale and distance of the canvas to make it work.

Overusing light/pure white

White and black are very popular canvases for beginner paintings, even for digital art creation. Many people use pure white when starting out a painting. In digital art, you should be careful when using such extremes. Pure white is a reoccurrence in nature which means it will not appear as realistic in your art piece. Learn to limit the amount of white you use to make your art pieces more realistic.

Under use of cool and warm colors

While color theory is an important part of al forms of art, it is the basic painting tool when it comes to digital art creation. fortunately, or not, digital art apps have all the colors and color spectrums on the color wheel including the color combinations readily available. This can be a little bit confusing for beginners. Learn to use more warm and cool colors like those that appear in real life to make it more creative.