When I first learned Photoshop and illustrator, my drawings were either done on the computer (digitally) or on paper with pencils, inks and paints. I could have the perfect lines, angles and colors that I could generate with a computer program or I could do the artistic sketched images that can be done with classic tools. The styles were so vastly different, but I enjoyed them both. It seemed to me one or the other.
But, I soon realized that it was possible to do both at once. I could start a drawing on paper or in a sketchbook, scan the image into my computer and further continue to work on it digitally.
This is one of my favorite things to do and I get the best of both worlds!
I can make my drawings, paintings or sketches and them take them to another level. I can add textures, shadows, additional colors and more! The possibilities are endless.
I am just an amateur with this technique, so I feel like I learn more things every time I do it. I really love the ability to start with an original sketch and then change it again and again. I can save each rendition and actually get lots of images from the original sketch. Here are some images from my latest sketches.