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RasheruSuzie's 10 tips for beginners!In celebration-ish of reaching 100 watchers, I dunno, but I'm writing my first ever journal entry: a few tips for beginners in digital art (mostly for character artists) : D Some of these are pretty basic, and always subjective, but hopefully someone somewhere might find them useful, haha.
1. No MS Paint! Top applications like Photoshop, Clip Studio Paint or Paint Tool Sai are expensive, so if you can't get 'em there's some free ones that have pretty solid reputations, like Gimp and Krita. Works like Photoshop or SAI but less powerful. You'll at least have access to layers, adjustments, brushes and stuff. A tablet is pretty useful too, Bamboo ones are fairly cheap. I'm personally a Photoshop fangirl. Learn at least the basics of layers and tools before getting started, it'll save you time and effort!
Similarly, no blurry or crooked pics if it's traditional art! Scan it or take a real good pic, then you should try out adjustment layers such as "Levels" (layer > new adju