Digital Illustrations Created with Wacom Bamboo Tablet by Carlos Alberto Salvá
I know that many of you create fantastic digital illustrations with a magic help of Photoshop and Wacom Bamboo Pen tablet. That is a very powerful tool for the artist as we know. But what I have noticed that more and more artist are looking for more tools to expand their creative possibilities or to transform their brilliant artworks in traditional techniques into the digital. The best way to find out what are the helpful tools an artist needs to create a perfect digital illustration is to ask the professional graphic designer.
I am very lucky to know the master of this fabulous artwork “Terry” and I am absolutely sure that he will help as to understand how to create so stunning digital illustrations.
I also will provide you with links in this post in case you would like to see more details on what inspires the artist and what does he use in his work.
Please welcome Carlos Alberto Salvá, 40 years old, married for 15 years and father of 2 boys. Together with his family Carlos lives in Bedford, Texas, USA, and works as a Graphic Designer / Graphic Production at Fastsigns Northeast Dallas. He realized that art must become a part of his lifestyle since childhood. Since he was a little boy he was drawing. His favorite phone applications are Instagram and DeviantArt where you can follow Carlos for more updates.
What inspires you the most and who is your greatest inspiration in Art?
Carlos: What inspires me the most is the beauty of women. For that reason most of the portraits I paint are women. Also, anything that can transmit or emanate beauty inspires me. One of my greatest inspirations in Art is the painter Boris Vallejo and his wife Julie Bell. Their artworks have inspired me a lot until today. For now, I just do portraits.
To create digital illustrations, Carlos, use:
- Adobe Photoshop CC or CS 5;
- Wacom Bamboo Pen tablet.
The brands are Adobe for the software, like Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, and Wacom for the Bamboo pen tablet.
Wondering what kind of advice would Carlos give to the beginners in illustration art?
Carlos: To keep practicing and learning new ways to improve their drawing/painting skills. Do not be afraid of experimenting with new brushes or applications that can help to make a better artwork. Art is a trial and error thing, and it is very subjective. No one can say what is the art and what is not. To look what inspires you and use it as a muse.
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