How To Build A Digital Painting Workstation [CC]


December 17, 2014

A brief overview of the tools and software required to create digital paintings. Take a look at artist, Aaron Rutten’s digital art workstation and get tips on what the best tools are for creating digital art.

• Digital Art Tutorials For Beginners: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLo_kbikcLfN_P93T3PZZZx9bs_GsNTPEa

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1. Monitor (HDTV or Computer Screen) – Used as a canvas for creating artwork

– Optimal Hardware: Big screen HDTV television + a secondary monitor.
– Affordable Hardware: Basic computer monitor
– Aaron’s Specs: Samsung 50″ 1080 HDTV + secondary 21″ HP computer monitor

2. Desktop or Laptop Computer – Used to run digital painting software and hardware, as well as store your artwork files.

– Optimal Hardware: Desktop PC or Mac with lots of RAM and CPU
– Affordable Hardware: Desktop or Laptop
– Aaron’s Specs: Windows 7 PC with Intel i7 4th Gen CPU, 24GB DDR3 RAM, SATA III & SSD Drives in RAID0, GTX 780 Video Card

3. Drawing Tablet – Used as a brush or pen to make drawings and brushstrokes on your screen.

– Optimal Hardware: Intuos Pro, Cintiq or Large tablet
– Affordable Hardware: Wacom Intuos or Small tablet
– Aaron’s 2015 Specs: Wacom Cintiq 24HD & Cintiq Companion Windows 8 Version

4. Digital Painting Software – Used to create digital artwork with simulated digital brushes and paint. (Most Drawing Tablets come with free or trial versions of Digital Painting Software) Examples are Corel Painter 2015, Photoshop, ArtRage, Sketchbook Pro, Manga Studio and Adobe Illustrator.