How digital illustrators can feel like a kid again

How digital illustrators can feel like a kid again

I created a new digital product for Procreate and Photoshop that let's you rediscover the joy of writing, sketching and drawing with a traditional feel, called the Digital Sketchbook Experience.

The Digital Sketchbook Experience, a template pack for Procreate and Photoshop ​

As a kid, I’ve always cherished the tactile sensation of putting pen to paper, not feeling the hours drift by, the subtle textures of a well-worn sketchbook, listening to music or audio books. In an era dominated by digital screens, I found myself yearning for that nostalgic connection with what I create. I was simply tired of starting on white pixels and continuing on a very very digital void day in and out. That’s when I had the idea for the Digital Sketchbook experience – a bridge between the traditional and the digital, offering a genuine sketchbook feeling while harnessing the power of modern tools.

🎨 Immersive Drawing Experience

So if you want, you can say goodbye to the sterile, lifeless canvases of digital platforms and immerse yourself in the rich textures and subtle tones that mirror the traditional charm of a sketchbook. The Digital Sketchbook allows you to lose yourself in your art, breaking free from the monotony of white backgrounds and embracing a more authentic creative process.


📄 4 Kinds of Digital Paper, 5 Grid Types, 6 Backgrounds, and Bonus Objects

Crafted with passion, the digital papers within the sketchbook are a reflection of my personal favorite sketchbooks. Choose from four distinct paper types, each mimicking the optics of traditional sketching surfaces. Explore grid options including none, squared, dot grid, isometric, and lines, all set against visually stunning background surfaces. Additionally, uncover a small selection of very optional bonus objects to add an extra touch of creativity to your work, if you like.

🎛️ Adjustable and tips included

Designed for simplicity, the layers are meticulously organized and labeled in English, ensuring a seamless and intuitive experience. Adjust the strength of the grids effortlessly through opacity settings, and discover valuable tips included in the package to enhance your artistic journey.


🖌️ Procreate and Photoshop compatible

Tailored to work seamlessly with Procreate, the .procreate file is included ready for you to use. For those who prefer Photoshop, a .psd format is also provided.

So, if you are a designer or illustrator who works with an tablet and Procreate or Photoshop, and you want to get a huge bit of the traditional feeling back when working digitally, have a closer look at the Digital Sketchbook Experience. 

You can get my Digital Sketchbook on Etsy.