Hello, this post covers the steps, thoughts, and processes that went into creating a novelty flash drive. These flash drives have graced the shelves of Boots, Tesco’s and other international high-street retailers and to think, it all started as a happy accident (almost).
Stage 1 – The product concept
The initial drawings
and images weren’t created to be flash drives – they were going to
be characters as part of a marketing theme that would feature on
email signatures, brochures, trade stands, and other collateral –
not flash drives.
These darker characters
were created to be the opposite of the Satzuma Man which was a
glowing orange character which looks like a happy marshmallow. He was
the ‘goody’ so to speak.
As time evolved, so did
the roles and priorities of the characters. It was discussed that
these characters should be turned into something else, why not a
Not the first attempt at creating a product
This wasn’t the first
time at making a novelty product – I should be ashamed to say that
the first ever character to be created was the Satzuma Man… as
Elvis. He looked more like Carlton Banks from the Fresh Prince and he
was a pretty terrible version at that. I’m happy to say that this
design is lost to eternity, never to grace your screens.
The Original Character Art – Pre-Production
The Flash drive models
were based on my designs and illustrations. Although, if I was to be
brutally honest… I was never keen on the stuck-on googly-eyes. It
added a bit of humour but made the product feel a cheap-looking in my
Notice the early
“Rufus” was a bit more moronic looking and mean? This was because
he was supposed to be a villain to the Satzuma Man, you weren’t
supposed to like the gormless rodent that meddled with the products
and machines in the gadget factory! As time went on, more love was
given to Rufus both commercially and conceptually and he became the
“goody” with this, his features softened and he became cute –
for a factory rodent.
Stage 2) 3D Modelling
Once I created the 2d
designs of the characters, the brief and reference images were sent
to a factory to start creating the prototype. The rat and the dog was
made up in a 3D program which was then sent back to us for approval.
After this, the factory got down to creating the tooling.
Stage 3 ) The Product
It’s alive! Once the
factory had made and completed the prototypes based on my
specifications. The product was then produced in bulk, packaged and
shipped out to the large high-street retailers. Melvin, Rufus and the
flash housing are all copyright Satzuma LTD.
Developing a product for your business isn’t a small undertaking… but it can be a very rewarding if you do it right! This post has been written to share useful experiences for creating a product. In order to create a product you will should consider certain key aspects of its design:
Who is the product for?
Is there a market for product?
Is there a need for the product?
How much will it cost to create the product?
How will you market the product?
Where will you to make your the product.
Time frame for product design
The questions above cover a couple strong questions when creating or launching a product.
this post will cover what you shouldn’t do when developing a awesome
new product. Enjoy!
My experience in creating physical products
the early stages of my career I would never have imagined that I
would have been involved in designing and launching physical
products, it has been a journey that has both been challenging and
exciting! Speaking creatively, designing a product opens up whole new
road for innovative exploration – you just need to remember to put
the breaks on every once in a while and assess why and what you are
experience mostly covers designing products that are made from card
and PET. I have also been involved in creating physical card/board
games, developing learning products (STEM) and Flash Memory
(injection moulding) and last but not least, the retail packaging
that houses product.
Who is the product for? (It’s not you)
you create a product, it shouldn’t be a product for you.
This may sound counter intuitive but you need go beyond a gut-feeling
if you really want to push the success of a product. One mistake I
have often found is assuming that everybody else is a bit like me to
a lesser and greater extent – this couldn’t have been further from
truth. Not everyone is
Do you represent a
demographic that would buy your product?
can be good start if this is the case but try to get some idea who
would buy your product
through looking at information online with trends, forums, statistics
and if you have the money and resources, surveys and product testing.
These early stages will help to decipher whether there is viability
in your product. Don’t leave it to chance.
Make your product about your customer, make it something they would love, solve a problem, entertain. It will be them that buys a the product in the end – not you.
very good way for a businesses to get a product validation is by
testing the waters on a crowdfunding platform such as Kickstarter or
IndieGogo. If you are going to do a Kickstarter, make sure you have a
crowd and an audience ready on the launch day. This is not a
mandatory way to validate a product, but it does show if there could
be a demand for your product.
Assuming that you may or may not have gone down the crowdfunding root for your trailblazing new gadget or product do you have any evidence that the world ‘needs’ or would like your gadget or product?
good way to check is to see whether other companies are selling
something similar – I know, I know – you want to create something
SO unique that you would have made Tesla shed a solitary tear but
creating something without knowing if there will be demand can be a
huge financial risk, and you could end up selling something that the
world does not want or need.
It is a crushing feeling
if your product can’t get of the starter blocks when you have invested so much time and money into your passion. Make sure you do your homework first and maybe consider the – paragraph above “Product validation”.
knows, perhaps after creating your first few products you will be in
place to show the world what you offer is better than what they want.
you are a creative or a student reading this post, you are probably
going to hate this point. For your product to be commercially
successful, somebody will need to be able to buy it! I know, who
would have imagined!
you are creating a product for wealthy people with large disposable
incomes you will need consider if the man or the woman on the street
can afford what you are trying to sell them. That will generally come
back to keeping that
initial manufacturing cost down.
As business owner or Start-Up
This may sound like familiar territory to you. The lower the set up cost, the better the margin or the cheaper you can sell your product and it have a wider market appeal. A lower RRP will make your product more accessible to a larger buying market with shallower pockets.
The type of product, brand or businesses you want to be is down to you. It will come down to you how much you believe the customer is willing to pay for your product and be brutally honest the the prices. This may influence whether you do mass production, batch or stay with smaller scale cottage industry production. The choice is yours!
How much does it cost to make a product?
It can cost anything from 10p a unit to £1000’s of pounds for a large mass produced run, it comes down to the materials, where you have your product made, speed and many other smaller factors.
Costing and pricing is a crucial stage to the success of your product. Below are a few factors which you should take into consideration when pricing the development of your product :-
How many units will you make
Generally the more units you manufacture, the lower the unit cost is in larger quantities.
Where it is manufactured
It is common to find products which are manufactured over seas. This is common in manufacturing as it is generally cheaper to manufacture products. You may find businesses based around the UK or the United States that offer competitive rates, but it may require more research and digging around.
Depending on the level and complexity of packaging this can affect the cost of your product per unit. Having too much packaging could be costly and frowned upon by a modern and more eco conscious market.
Transport and unit weight and size
The weight and size of your product will affect the unit cost of your product.
If you are intending on creating a product that will be sold globally, you may wish to consider having translations added to the retail box. It can be inexpensive for translations to be created and worth considering as it will open up a much larger audience to your product. Certain retailers will want it as a requirement.
If you are intending to sell your product to high-street retailers you will need a product Barcode. I wasn’t involved in the process of creating product barcode in the past, but as far as I am aware it is relatively cheap.
Large retailers will expect instructions as a basic requirement for your product if it something like a piece of electrical equipment, a gadget, a game, a tool and item with moving parts. Instructions can be made cheaply, but they need to be made ‘properly’.
Other Admin and legal areas
Your product may need testing for chemicals and toxic substances to meet with trading standards. These requirements differ from country to country and isn’t something I can advise on. I can only mention that you should be aware of it is best to seek professional advise.
it should also be noted that Brexit ‘may’ have an affect on goods
being imported and exported in and out the EU.
Marketing Your Product – A very important step
step should not be scrimped on but is often is. It is a waste time
and money putting all of your effort into creating product that the
world cannot see. Don’t rely on blind faith and hope that consumers
looking to a buy a product will stumble of yours. You will need to be
proactive and there are actions you can take with a short or
Invest your time, energy and planning into some good marketing and if you cant invest money, research low-cost or free marketing ideas.
remember, free is rarely free. Time is still a cost also and if you
can avoid doing it all yourself I would advise looking for help.
The marketing of your product can cover a large area; from the branding to the packaging to the website. 1 idea for marketing your product could be to consider crowdfunding – if this fits your business model.
A method for getting your product out there
a) Make a good product b) Create awesome packaging c) Present the whole package.
your cool packaging to a buyer and let the large retailer do the
heavy promotional lifting and display your product. I have seen this
method work time and time again but you need to master your pitch.
Other Notes on creating your product
There isn’t a guarantee.
feel this should be added, not every single product you develop or
make will rip it into success. Although, I hope that this article may
guide you and help you steer clear of any pitfalls in the early
stages. I think many inventors make many products and prototypes
before they blow it out of the water. Eventually they find that
eureka! And so will you if you if you have right skills, knowledge
IF you found this article helpful free free to link to, share or show friend.
‘Do Not’ for developing a product.
– Don’t rely solely on your gut when creating a product. Try to do some research and understand your target demographic
– Developing products for the tech market can be volatile – especially if you are making products which are accessories for a model of (which ever product) Creating something for the latest release lasts as long as the that model does. You either have to move quickly or end up with a warehouse full of products you cant sell.
– Don t assume that customers only look at pictures on packaging, they do read the details on the back of the packaging, and if something is a little bit off – they will email you to let you know.
* Minimum Viable Product Quick Answer : What does it mean?
If your manager or boss
has just mentioned the term MVP this stands for ‘minimum viable
product’. A minimum viable product is just that, a product that is
still worthy of being sold but is stripped back to the bare
E.g a car with 5 wheels, bike rack, rear view camera, fine leather interior, sky television etc
MVP version = 4 wheels, plastic interior, simple functional car (Save money in other words)
How to get your packaging printed in China in simple steps. This topic covers how to get your packaging printed in China from the concept to sending your design to a Chinese factory and getting printed proofs.
General information about this post :
– The pit falls –
What to expect when working with the factories. – The typical
stages – Other details experiences
This article discusses my professional experience in getting your work printed with Chinese suppliers told from a design perspective. I hope that this post will help you make an informed decision and how to go about getting the results you want from your suppliers.
You can get your artwork printed in China from a reputable factory or supplier. The challenge is finding a reputable factory and supplier. When you can’t speak the language, it can be difficult.
1 ) How to get your packaging made for your product (Chinese Factory)
If you are a business, an entrepreneur or someone looking to get a product manufactured for the retail market you will need packaging for your product, unless you are intending to sell only online using brown boxes.
To be taken seriously, you will need to have professional packaging made. Working with Chinese suppliers can be a great cost saving measure but you will need make sure you select the right one.
2 ) Why do companies get packaging for their products manufactured in China?
There are many reasons
for a why a company may want to get a product or a piece of the
packaging made in China if you are from a western country such as the
USA or United Kingdom.
By far most common reason for getting products manufactured in China is to save money on production, printing or manufacturing fees. From a business perspective this is great news – but it isn’t always as ideal or as cheap as it sounds. If you pick the wrong supplier it can cost you time and money and can even lead to trouble further down the line.
3 ) How to supply your packaging design to a Chinese factory
This isn’t as tricky as it sounds from the designers perspective but be prepared to teach the factory how to suck eggs. DO NOT Assume they will understand what you want. And DO NOT assume that things will be created ‘as is’, on occasions factories may ‘help’ and tinker with your work without your consent. Stay vigilant.
When you create a design you will need to annotate and make it as clear to follow as possible, be it using spot UV or any extra features this will need to be told in FULL. I would also strongly advise on sending rough mock ups or drawings to help communicate what it is you are setting out to achieve. Visuals often make one of the best lines of communication when having your sample made with a Chinese supplier or factory.
Getting angry at the factory won’t accomplish anything, it won’t fix the
problem, it wont make you wealthier and it wont speed up the process.
The ball is in your court in the end and it just needs to be right.
Send them visuals and explain EVERYTHING.
4 ) How to find a Chinese packaging a supplier
There are hundreds, possibly 1000’s of businesses online that are looking to print your packaging in China alone. You could go onto website such as Alibaba to find a supplier or through Linkedin. I still hear from suppliers coming through my Linkedin account.
By the far the most effective (not cheapest) way is by hiring or contracting someone to work as a middleman or woman to work between you and the suppliers.
Communication is key in getting your design correct otherwise you will get something you didn’t want from the factories.
I would argue that getting a good supplier from one of the factories should be a top priority. A bad supplier will result in bad results – funnily enough! Here are some key points when finding a factory or supplier to work with:
– *Find someone you can trust* – Find someone that offers quality – Get as much written down in the beginning as possible – Try to get prototypes or samples from factory supplier before mass production.
5 ) What to expect when having your packaging or product made in China
It all comes down to
your supplier, communication and how you supply the artwork. It’s
best to have everything ‘exactly’ as when supplying artwork to
factory and also be prepared for a bit of randomness when it
comes to how they may produce the work. Be vigilant and make sure to
get proofs from the factory.
I have written a couple of quick steps for you to follow when producing your packing:
– Find a reputable supplier, if you have somebody that is fluent in Chinese this can help tremendously
– See if you can get proofs or past evidence of packaging and material samples. What they sometimes say you will get and what you actuallyget is not uncommon in my experience.
– Getting digital proofs of your artwork through photos, and flat screen image is a must.
– Delays can happen due to miscommunication from either or both parties.
– Don’t let the factories take the initiative.
– The factories are generally better at giving you want you want if you send a 3D mock up and illustration.
– They are often very good with the cardboard engineering stage but not so much on the creative side.
– The factories can improve as with any working relationship with the more work you send them.
– Weather can affect how and when you packaging may arrive.
– The Chinese factories can damage the packaging during packing if they are rushed. Try not to rush them if you can help it.
– When supplying artwork, leave nothing to the imagination.
6 ) How long will take to see your design once it is printed and shipped from a Chinese factory?
When having packaging printed In China, I have often seen a sample come back within one month, they can be very quick! Occasionally 3 months, depending on the weather, suppliers work load and method of transportation.
7 ) The realities of having your work printed in China
When it is good it’s
great and you will generally save money. When it isn’t great, as with
some things in life, it can be a complete nightmare.
Working with new
suppliers can be the most problematic as neither of you are familiar
with working with each other, you don’t know each others strengths,
habits, communication etc. One of my mistakes when working with a new
Chinese supplier is ‘assuming’ – assume NOTHING.
– Don’t assume that they know what is in your head. – Don’t assume that single colour should go all the around the packaging. – Don’t assume that they will offer the same level of service twice, they may be busy or rushed. – Don’t assume that the factory understands what is to be made when you supply the artwork. You need to make what you want as clearly and as transparent as possible – in the end, if you are the designer, or manufacturer, the buck ends with you.
Get it right you will
have a great piece of packaging. Get the communications wrong and you
will be in for a whole load of pain.
8) Great reasons for having your work made In China
I feel that I have
covered many of the perks scattered through the post but it may be
easier to bullet point why it is a good idea to have your packaging
and product created in China.
– Getting work printed
In China or overseas is often cheaper than getting work printed in
western countries such as the UK or United States – There is a
abundance of suppliers of products and packaging manufactures on
websites such as Alibaba – It’s easy and quick to get wholesale
and bulk quotes for your product – Using factory in China will
help you save money if you are looking to reduce overheads.
9 ) The challenges with getting things printed in China
For it’s many perks and
plus points for getting packaging and products printed in China it
also comes with its short comings and challenges. I have listed a
couple of points below.
Copyright theft :
the factories are notorious for stealing and selling your product
idea as their own. Not every factory is like this, but it is not
uncommon. I have witnessed Chinese factories use my previous
employers artwork and pass onto a competitor. There are other
random knock off’s I have stumbled upon ranging from copies of renown
books, bad copies of Hollywood films etc.
Kickstarter’s : I have seen factories steal Kickstarter campaigns
and under cut the creators. Worse, the factories release their copy
to the retail market before true creators have made it themselves.
Decrease in quality : This isn’t something that always happens but on occasions the suppliers I have worked with would do little things like : use less glue, ship scuffed or damaged work, rush on packaing if you have blisters inside your box etc. I think this was often as a case of reducing expenses and over heads.
As with anything, there are always challenges that can come when producing products. I have also worked with printers in the UK which have ignored specifics such as bleed and just printed it as is. Although one bonus as with most things online, is that you can check reviews
Getting packaging and artwork printed in China
Thank you for reading on how to get packaging and artwork printed in China. If you would like to know more about getting your work printed feel free to get in touch.
It has been while since posting a project update, as many of the other posts have covered industry insights and experiences.
One of core project that appears to get a lot of attention is the post on how we created a successful game project. A post that is packed full of information on our design approach and what we did.
This Design Post
This post covers a range of packaging designs that were used and are still actively being used in the retail market – a phrase that was used often when creating the packing was “retail ready”.
These designs range from Tech Girl, Satzuma Gifting,Stem and a whole range of projects and pre-production artwork. These products have graced the shelves of Boots, Tesco’sTK Maxx, Robert Dyas, Menkind, Staples and stores across the globe.
These are the completed products based on the designs I supplied.
That’s all on this packaging post!
If you would like any assistance in your latest packaging design be it the concept or putting together a punchy, relevant and cost effective solution feel free to get in touch or have a look at projects on the brochure website.
Retail Ready Packaging Projects – Perhaps you’d like to read :
The best way to draw on a computer is by using a Stylus and Graphics Tablet with an art creation program. As beginner, you may draw with a mouse but this can a bit tricky to use. For more information on how create digital artwork on computer, read on!
This tutorial will outline some of the basic and professional ways in which you can draw on your computer or smartphone. If you don’t have a drawing tablet or stylus, or a large budget there are other low cost ways to start creating digital art – even as novice or ‘newb’.
Beginner – drawing on your computer and creating digital art
Drawing on a computer
can be more straight forward than you think. I started out using a
regular old rubber ball mouse and Microsoft Paint when I was child –
long before a Stylus and tablet came into my life.
So, the absolute bare
essentials for drawing and creating digital art for you computer are
as follows :-
– A regular old mouse – A keyboard – A computer – A graphics program (digital art software)
Is creating digital art easy?
Yes and no, getting
started with creating digital art can be very easy and low cost.
Getting to a stage where you could call yourself a professional
artist takes time and years of practice. The best ways of getting
started with creating digital art is by downloading graphics software
and get practicing to improve you digital drawing techniques.
I wish I could find my very first digital drawing, it was created on a Windows 3.2 in the era of the awesome floppy disk – you can read a bit about me here.
What digital art software should I use?
There are so many to pick from, but for the sake of just creating something you can call ‘digital art’, begin with something you may already have, MS Paint In Windows. by delving into Paint, select a colour and away you go!
There are other art
programs out there which are also free such as Gimp and Krita.
I have personally never used Krita but the results on the website
show what it is capable of and it has also been given a
recommendation from a reputable digital art magazine IFX (Link(. This
magazine is dedicated to creating fantasy, digital and traditional
Advanced digital artwork software
As both a designer and
digital artist, I use 2 main programs to create my art and design
work, these programs being: Abobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop.
Adobe Illustrator often gives very clean cut appearance that you may seen in books, posters, life style magazines etc – this is called ‘vector art’.
is a versatile piece of software that behaves like a drawing and
painting tool and offers an intuitive work flow. The example below
shows the two different program styles and what they can create. This
is just an example created by me – Jimmsdesign.
It should be noted that these programs can both be tricky to master and you may be more drawn to one that the other. You can get a free trial or purchase a subscription to use the software by going to Adobe Creative Cloud (link) and downloading it. If you are just starting out on your journey to becoming a digital artist or illustrator, I would test a free program first.
What type of graphic artist or designer do you want to be?
As budding digital
artist, designer, illustrator or painter what sort of outcomes are
you looking to achieve? If you are unsure and just trying your hand
at creating digital art on a computer that is fine a starter step.
Here is what may suit
you more if…
may suit you more if you want to become a designer or a clean cut
vector artist. The way a vector drawing behaves inside a program is a
quite a different to raster art program such as Photoshop. Adobe
Photoshop is great If you are wanting to work as a traditional
illustrator, digital painter, game artist etc.
There are thousands of examples of digital artists on social media with websites and professional blogs. Some to mention : Behance, imagine FX, Artstation. Design Week are filled with a colossal range of talented designers and artists.
This person here is a terrific vector artist and designer – Vicky Doodles
What equipment to use for drawing on a computer?
Using a mouse to
create digital artwork (beginner)
The humble computer
mouse has been around for decades and is often the first got and very
basic tool for drawing on
a computer. You can still use a mouse be it a optic or USB (these
still around?) to create digital art in MS Paint, Paint Shop Pro and
Photoshop or any other 2D graphics software.
Using a computer mouse
when trying to draw onto a computer is fairly simple. It is often a
case of selecting a colour, a brush shape and size and drawing around
the white space. As I already mentioned, I can recall using paint has
far back as Win 3.2 back in the early 90’s.
the left mouse button and start applying pixels or digital paint.
A computer mouse in action | digital drawing
This example shows the end result of some digital artwork created using a mouse in Photoshop. It’s a bit trickier to use although it’s not bad for straight lines!
I would advise moving on from a computer mouse at some stage if you are thinking of getting serious with drawing on a computer, be it for graphic design, illustration or your own sanity.
If you are thinking of spending many hours drawing and creating digital artwork, using a different input will save on potential wrist ache also.
Using a stylus and graphics tablet to create artwork (beginner + intermediate)
The day I plugged in a
Wacom graphics tablet was the day I changed the way I created digital
artwork on a computer. Using a drawing or graphics tablet can make
the experience of creating artwork on a computer much more organic.
Below is an example of
me sketching something in Photoshop using a Stylus, Tablet. It’s
quicker, smoother and much more human way for creating a drawing, or
in this example a black line sketch.
Reasons why a stylus
and tablet are great options for drawing on a computer
– It will offer a greater level of control when trying to draw on a computer – when you get used to it. – It will offer a better work flow. – It may reduce wrist strain when drawing – The stylus and pen often come with pressure sensitivity, allowing for a greater level for control and hopefully moving you closer to the digital artwork you want to create. – Short cut commands can be added to the drawing tablet to speed up the work flow.
Once I started using a
tablet after a couple of days it became second nature to me.
How long does it take to learn how to draw with Wacom drawing tablet?
When drawing with a
Stylus and Wacom tablet it can take as little as 1 hour to start
creating digital artwork.
I tried an experiment on a friend to see if he could use the drawing tablet… he found it strange at first but quickly got used drawing on a Wacom Tablet (Intuos Pro).
It should also be added that he is neither an illustrator or an designer, or a somebody who can use Photoshop! Within 1 hour, he was drawing! That is how quick you could pick it up, although what who drew on the day wouldn’t look amiss from something a 7 year old would bring home – that is beside the point.
He could use the tech.
Have the drawing
technology wont make you an digital artist overnight. It takes time.
A Cintiq allows you to draw straight onto a computer screen
a Cintiq removes the disorientation of drawing from a Tablet to
screen, you can work straight onto the display using your drawing
stylus. You will create the graphic
art you want sooner but
it is a higher price point as this technology is generally more
A Cintiq is one the best tools to create professional digital art on a computer. It acts just like pen paper offering great results without technological limitations.
My professional use of
Cintiqs is very limited due to it’s price and being satisfied with
Bamboo (now Wacom Intuos Pro) tablet. Cintiqs are great quality and
are top of the range pieces of equipment. If you are a beginner I
would recommend starting with one of the cheaper tablets first.
This video, shows a
Cintiq in action. This is not me by the way.
How to draw on Smart tablets and Smartphones
In recent years
technology has come a very long way for digital artist’s, designers
and illustrators. We are no longer confined to just drawing onto a
computer, we can now create artwork on the go with smartphone and
David Hockney has created artwork on his tablet (iPad) and exhibited it without limitations or reduction to the quality of his style. The only observation I have made is that the edges if the pixel perfect brush strokes is that they have a slight spongy and blurry feel, but that could be due to the scaling up of the artwork from a tablet or phone – a smaller screen blow up big can reduce image quality.
You can now create
digital artwork from your Samsung, Iphone, Ipad, or most ‘Smarttech’
which is available online.
Drawing on a tablet or a Smartphone using stylus can be and low cost way of trying your hand at digital drawing or painting. This the equipment you will need to draw on a Smartphone or Digital tablet :
– A Smartphone or Tablet – Drawing or graphics software download onto your phone or tablet. You can look on the app store or Google play to find an application that suits your phone or spec. – A tablet or smartphone stylus.
It should be noted that I have used a Wacom Bamboo Stylus Mini to create artwork on my phone just for doodling. It’s light, small and convenient. But gave me personally ‘meh’ results.
Summary | how to draw on a computer using a Stylus and Tablet.
you skipped the the basics on how to create digital artwork on your
computer this how to do it simple steps.
1) Buy a stylus and drawing tablet of your choice. 2) Install the hardware on your computer. 3) Check the drivers are up to date – calibrate the software to your computer 4 )Download a graphics program such as Photoshop or one of free applications mentioned previously. 5) Open the software. 6) Start creating digital art!
Summary | how to draw on a computer using a Mouse (PC) in quick steps
1) Check your mouse is installed 2) Open the relevant art program such as (MS paint) or if you have something better – great! 3 )Voila! Start creating your masterpiece.
Credits – All the best with your digital art journey and creating digital awesomeness on your computer.
Thank you for reading,
hopefully this post has given you some insight into how to create
digital artwork and an idea of tools you can use to draw onto a