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How to Record your Digital Drawing on PC

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Are you a digital painter? If so, you should record your digital drawing process on your PC in order to preserve your creation for long-term purposes. Digital painting captures sky-high popularity in terms of its usability and technology. Quickly adapting with its increasing demand, digital drawing has been widely accepted in various professional fields including architecture, home interior, product design lay-out, automobile designing, etc. Moreover, artists create speed painting videos, which are sped-up recordings of their entire digital drawing process.

In this blog, we will introduce the best application for screen recording and three ways to record your PC screen while you paint digitally.


How to Record Digital art software

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If you are an artist, you might have gone through several artwork programs to enhance your skills. Programs, such as Adobe Photoshop CC, Krita, Paint Tool SAI, and Coral Painter, are some of the best drawing apps for Windows that help you to hone your skill set. You can also use a Wacom tablet with digital art software.

What Bandicam offers and how to record digital drawing

Bandicam allows you to record your PC screen as you digitally paint with the above-stated software. You can record the screen in real-time and save it with high-quality videos. Below is a complete step-by-step guide on the recording process:

Step 1. Download Bandicam and start.

Step 2. If you select ‘Screen recording mode,’ you can capture specific regions or the full screen. Choose the ‘Select a recording area,’ ‘Rectangle on a screen,’ or ‘Fullscreen’ menu.

screen recording mode, Bandicam

Step 3. To begin recording, click the ‘REC’ button or hit the hotkey (F12) on your keyboard.

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How to record Wacom Tablet Drawing

If you are a product designer, graphic designer, or artist, you are probably familiar with the Wacom tablet. It’s a drawing device with a drawing pen or highlighter to sketch or paint on the screen. The plus is that Bandicam has a drawing tool and can record the entire process while you are drawing on the Wacom screen. Follow the Wacom recording steps below when you work with Wacom and Bandicam collaboratively:

Step 1: Using the included USB cable, connect your Wacom tablet to your computer and download the latest Wacom driver.

Step 2: Once you install the Wacom driver, you can now use the Wacom pen with drawing apps such as Adobe Photoshop CC, Paint Tool SAI,.etc. You can also use the Bandicam drawing tool with a Wacom tablet.

Choose ‘Rectangle on a screen mode’ or ‘Fullscreen Recording mode,’ and click the ‘Pencil’ icon to use the drawing function.

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Step 3: To begin recording, click the ‘Record’ button or hit the hotkey (F12) on your keyboard.

For digital artists, graphic designers, and product designers, recording the Wacom tablet through Bandicam is an effective method of saving your prized artwork.


Record a Webcam to capture your Artwork

You can record your drawing process using a pen, paper, and a webcam. Rotate the webcam so that you can record yourself drawing. Bandicam offers you Device recording mode features to record the webcam in real-time with a high compression ratio and exclusive quality. If you don’t have an external webcam device, you can use your phone as a webcam using DroidCam or Iriun. Follow the steps below to record your webcam through Bandicam:

Step 1. Start Bandicam, select the “Device Recording” mode, and choose the webcam device you want to record.

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Step 2. To begin recording, click the ‘REC’ button or hit the hotkey (F12) on your keyboard.

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Bandicam can record the webcam in real-time to provide you with the best webcam recording experience and save the recording for future use.


Additional tips

1. Do you want to overlay your face on your video?

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Bandicam can record your computer screen with a facecam. You can capture your artwork and face together. For more information, please check the facecam tutorial.

2. Do you need to record computer sound or your voice?

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Bandicam allows you to record computer audio and/or microphone voice. You can also save the audio as a WAV file which is the highest quality audio. Check the article on how to record audio.

3. Add mouse effects, logo overlay, and text overlay

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You can add mouse effects, a logo, and/or text overlay to the video that will be recorded. These effects help highlight content and creator information.

Final thoughts

Digital painting is now a highly recommended career field. With various artwork software, you can save your digital painting and share it on diverse platforms. With Bandicam, you can record your digital drawing on your PC screen, add facecam or various effects, and save it in different formats for further use. Recording your digital painting allows you to not only nurture your artistic skills but also save your work for a long period of time.

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