So, I've recently just started a blog on how to draw cartoons
and while I was posting my finished picture and writing out the directions step by step I realized it would be much better if I could somehow record the drawing and post videos so you could see it step by step. There are a lot of other videos like on youtube and stuff I could use, but I don't really like to do that because it's not my cartoons that I drew.
Granted, nothing I draw is that very complex, but I'm thinking my stuff is mostly for the very artistically challenged anyway - for example, I drew a dragon that was pretty easy and simple, but my hubby says he would never be able to do it on his own.
So....what I need some advice on is what kind of equipment and software would work for me?
I draw all of my pictures by hand and with a Sharpie marker onto paper usually. Sometimes I will use a dry erase board.
I know how to make videos of things you do on your computer, but I don't have the ability to draw on the computer because my hands are just not steady enough (even with programs like illustrator I have trouble with this). I have seen pens that supposedly let you draw pictures on the computer but I worry something like that would be no better than one of those horrible things for the credit card signature at the grocery store. (I haven't found a place that has them to test out, either)
So I am thinking maybe if I get a video camera somehow I can transfer the videos to my computer - but then I would need editing software also...and that I don't know what to get either! And if I'm going to get a video camera, is there one that takes still pictures to? And ideally saves all your videos to an SD card?
I have a PC and a Mac, so that doesn't matter...just need some ideas of how I can make my own videos for my computer of me drawing!
Thanks for the help! There is so much talent on this site that someone should be able to point me in the right direction!