Hand-drawn Sketch to Digital Line Art


This is an integral part of the illustration process when you are dealing with digital art work. Although working by hand is more expansive from a conceptual level for me, I normally go digital when it comes to creating the line art and making smaller revisions to an established sketch.

I’ve been using Photoshop to go over my hand-drawn sketches for years but I recently found out about new software called Sketchbook Pro. I just downloaded the 15 day trial version but I think it may be a new must-have.


My process is to hand-drawn sketch or storyboard and go over it with my graphic tablet pen to create digital line-art. I never really liked the photoshop pencil tool because it was a little too choppy. This new software seems more sensitive to my hand movement.