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Mixing Traditional and Digital Art

Since I started creating digital art there has been one aspect I have not liked, and that is the lack of an original piece of art. So this last weekend I decided to play around with creating a piece of art that had both traditional and digital parts to it.

I started in Clip Studio Paint sketching an idea on a 9x12 page. This gave me a rough drawing that I could print and take to final pencils using a lightbox on watercolor paper.


I chose watercolor paper because I enjoy the texture especially when I am going to ink. I then placed the original drawing on my light table and did a second drawing of it in inks. Watercolor paper really does well with ink giving a good feel to the brush and pen. With the inking done and dry, I added color to the image using watercolor paints.


I made scans of all three then brought them into my art programs. I started with the pen & ink drawing in Photoshop where I applied color and background. 

Then taking my scan of the pencils I took that into Clip St…

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