Autodesk has digital drawing and sketching software for artists, illustrators, designers, and painters.
Image courtesy of Jay Shuster
What is digital drawing?
Digital drawing is when a drawing is created using graphics software. Instead of using a pencil and paper, digital artists draw with a tablet or a computer, along with a device such as a mouse or a stylus. Digital drawing programs offer features such as layers, brush sets, color palettes, rulers and guides, and pressure-sensitive strokes.
Artists set their stylus to a shape similar to a pencil or a marker. The artist uses the same techniques from traditional illustration, but can sketch with layers and tools to assist with perspective, resizing, and reshaping.
Drafters use computer-aided design (CAD) software to create 2D drawings more quickly and with greater precision, without using stencils and technical drawing instruments.
Concept drawing is used by industrial designers, architects, engineers, and artists to create a quick sketch in order to visualize an initial design.
Primarily used by architects and engineers, technical drawing refers to the the use of drawings or schematics to visually communicate how something is constructed.
How is drawing software used?
Finding inspiration in industrial design
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