One birthday of mine, not so long ago, I was bought a Wacom Bamboo Tablet. They are very fun and handy little things (and I’m sure a very powerful tool in the right hands). You won’t get bored quickly! If you’re at all curious about working digitally, I recommend starting with one of these as they are affordable, travel-sized and really simple to use once you get the hang of them.
All you need to do is download a free drawing programme such as Seashore and away you go!
I started out by making very innocent little drawings of my friends for birthdays and such, as something to make them smile:
After a warm reception with these, my birthday drawings became more advanced and slightly more weird and wonderful. (Depending on the likes and hobbies of the individuals, that is. Imagination really is key here!)
They also started to become more sought after! Pretty soon commissions of this variety started rolling in, too. The more unusual the criteria, the more I enjoyed doing them!
I have to say, I’ve been really touched at the reception of my silly digital doodling. It makes me wonder whether I should have a business on the side! What do you think? Are digital caricatures a modern unique gift? Would you want a selfie with a twist? Let me know your thoughts!