Many of you who are interested in digital fashion illustration and are researching the tools and equipment that other artists use.
All that I use to draw my fashion sketches is just 2 things: a laptop and a tablet.
I work on my personal Asus laptop and a Wacom Cintiq 13HD tablet.
( and of course, my favorite drawing app that I wrote about here)
The 13HD is a screen tablet. This means that I draw with the special pen directly on the screen and the experience feels very natural and close to drawing on paper.
I connect the Cintiq to my laptop via USB and it is about the same size as the laptop itself.
Unfortunately, screen tablets can be quite expensive – starting from $700 to $2500 and above.
The other option is to draw on a “regular” tablet, which does not have a . Actually, many professional digital artists prefer to draw on “regular” tablets better. I guess they are simply more coordinated people than me because I personally struggle to draw with my hand on the desk while looking on the screen. ✌?
The plus of regular tablets is that they are more affordable and lighter to carry around. You can buy an Intuos tablet for around $250 on Amazon, which is not a bad deal. One can never go wrong with an Intuos.
However, if you’re just starting with digital fashion sketches, something I’d recommend is the Wacom Bamboo instead. At the university where I teach Bamboo is what my students are using and they are able to get more than decent results with it. It is a budget tablet for less than $100. And yes, it doesn’t have that many functions, but it does all that you really need to start drawing.
Finally, I want to add that for me buying a tablet was a great investment. I don’t remember the last time I spent money on paper or drawing tools and I no longer need to redraw a whole illustration because of a little something that I accidentally messed. Drawing digitally saved me a lot of time and money and I absolutely adore it.
I hope this information was useful, my friends! Please let me know in the comments if you have any questions and I will answer them in the next Q&A