Tue. Oct 3rd, 2023

Digital painting, for folks who continue to be unaware, is an art form where traditional painting techniques are demonstrated using digital tools in computer software, or perhaps a digitizing tablet and stylus. The “artist” uses painting techniques to create the digital painting on the computer. Within the programs are brushes that are digitally styled to portray the standard style of painting much like oils, acrylics, and water paint.

Creating with the effectation of charcoal, pen, and pastels can also be an available tool. Generally in most programs, the consumer may even create their particular brush style using both shape and texture, which can be important in bringing traditional and digital painting together as an authentic looking product.

Although digital painting is definitely a fascinating subject if you ask me, and I think it’s amazing what sort of technique is executed in minutes when it normally takes days to obtain the exact same effect manually, I can’t help but think it removes the integrity of a real painting done by way of a truly skilled artist. With “digital” painting there is no real artistic talent found in applying the techniques that are mimicked by digital painting programs. They’re applied by using digital tools in the computer software. It’s hard for a normal artist to consider an individual using this kind of software as authentic. posters Not to imply they don’t have an “eye” for color or have deficiencies in vision, but what about the skill of actually using physical mediums and tools? Not to mention the impression of accomplishment that accompany finishing a painting that’s been lovingly worked on for a time, mixing paint to obtain the perfect color, and, by trial and error, getting that effect you’ve been striving to achieve. The entire style of the artist is different.

Many traditional artists are very physical with their paintings and use hands, feet, clothes and other things to obtain a certain effect or texture. They like to combine the paints having an actual palette knife, use mediums to regulate the paints, apply the paints to a real surface, and work a painting until it is finished with great satisfaction. They especially appreciate learning from mistakes made and skillfully correcting them… not by selecting “undo” in a software program, but by hand.

I could see where it will be tempting to employ a digital program just for the actual fact you’ve a palette of a million colors to pick from, and the ability to get back mistakes in a instant. However, it’s still apparent if you ask me these digital programs should be properly used primarily for work and school projects or on a commercial level for graphic designers. Fine artists who desire a hands-on relationship with painting mediums and their smells, canvases and their textures, and the entire messiness of employing their fingers as tools should stay authentic and true for their craft.

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