Learn digital painting fast

Here is my setup and process

Joshua Dance


I want to learn digital painting. This may seem weird when Dalle2 is making awesome images just from text, but I want to extend and enhance images. I want to be able to create exactly what I have in mind, not play telephone with an AI trying to get close.

So I am going to learn digital painting. And I am going to do it fast.

Equipment and setup

Computer: Macbook Pro. Great computer and the one I use for everthing.

Drawing Tablet: Wacom 5 inch tablet. It is super small but it will do.

Drawing Program: https://krita.org/ I wanted to use Procreate but I don’t have an iPad that can handle it. Once I sell a few dinos I will get an iPad with Procreate and the Apple Pencil probably.

My inspiration and my first digital painting. Long way to go.

How I will learn

Do a painting every day. It can be quick, but it needs to be every day.

Take some courses.

Learn the tricks and tips that allow it to go faster.



Joshua Dance

Code, design, cook. Make stuff. Cookies. @BYU grad.