With the Adobe Sketch app on your smartphone or tablet, you can choose an image from your camera roll or from our bank of stock images to use as a base for your next drawing.
Choose your starting image and use two fingers to zoom out a little. You can then tap the Layer option to reduce the opacity, making it easier to sketch over.
Select your drawing tool and use the sliders to set the size of your tip and the flow to determine how much ink you use in each stroke. You can then select your chosen colour too. With 14 brushes to choose between, you have complete creative control.
Here are the full instructions and demo videos for how to use Adobe Sketch.
Create a custom brush for digital drawing.
To add a completely customized look to your artwork, try creating your own custom brush with the Art Brush Illustrator tool.
After you’ve scanned in your pencil drawing, you can transform it into a digital image using a custom brush, or combination of different brushes.
You can edit the shades, scale, proportion, direction and width of your brush too. Experiment with the different options in the properties tab and see what masterpieces you can create.
Watch the full Adobe Art Brush tutorial.
So what are you waiting for? Pick up a pencil and start creating your next sketch today. Remember, practice makes perfect, so try simple illustrations to start with, then build up to your pencil sketching skills until you’re comfortable with a big project.