16 expert tips for digital sketching in Photoshop

Digital sketching tips for Photoshop
(Image credit: Erik Ly)

Digital sketching using Photoshop isn't new, yet learning to draw with freedom digitally can be hard. In this article, illustrator Erik Ly shares his process for creating scribbly illustrations that embrace the chaos of your free-flowing imagination.

While Erik's professional work is refined and clean, he finds himself coming back around and enjoying just how fun a little chaotic digital sketching can be. It's a great way to share ideas and art in a time dominated by social media. The need to keep posting new art on Instagram and Twitter can be fraught, but this loose sketching style enables Erik to create regular content and keep his online portfolio fresh and maintain a strong social presence.

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Erik Ly

Erik specialises in surreal illustrations, character art and animal drawings. His work includes comics, posters, and product design as well as his own clothing line and NFT for Dynamite Comics.