Painting with a Twist — Is Digital Painting Right For You?

I had always wanted to learn how to paint. I was always good at drawing, and when I was a kid, I wanted to be a comic book artist. Over the years, I honed my drawing skills and got pretty got at illustrating. I never became a comic book artist, but my art skills got me my first job in advertising as a graphic artist.

In those days (the late ’80s) advertising agencies were still doing comps and layouts by hand, so being able to illustrate was a big plus. By the early ’90s, computers were starting to take over, so the old-timers had…