Welcome to Alisha Ober’s blog! I’ve set my very own blog up with the intention of sharing with the world my project, 365 Days to Digital Mastery! I’ve been wanting to start something big to help improve my art skills for a while, but have never been able to find something that might actually keep me engaged. Noah Scalin has skulls for a full year. Others just pick 30 day projects that generally focus on a particular subject. I considered all the angles – for several months – and never really got excited.
What changed (one might ask)? Well, I received an Apple Pencil for a gift and bought the iPad Pro to go with it with the determination to use the device to finally make the transition to digital art. I went to art school many years ago, abandoned my passion for the most part (with the exception of a few sketches or small paintings here or there) for about 15 years, and now I’m moving back in that direction with the newest technology. I’m excited to try it out and see if it fulfills the promise of being a full art kit on the go.
As a disclaimer, I have created some art in the past two years with Adobe Illustrator, but I haven’t really gotten into Photoshop for artwork. I’ve also bumped up my sketching frequency, so while I’m quite rusty, I feel like I’ve improved in that arena as well. Hopefully that will be a bonus for this project.
With my new tools in hand, I decided to focus on the medium of digital art, and give myself no other boundaries. I may focus on a subject for a while, but I make no commitments. I also am not sure I can finish an entire work of art in a single sitting, so I may be posting works in progress (WIP), sketches, or completed pieces.
So now you know what you’re getting into. I invite you to come along, and tell me what you think. Hopefully you like what I have to offer, and together we can see what 365 days can do to improve my skill.