So far I have only done five digital drawings/paintings, which I have featured here. Each one was a different experience which I enjoyed very much. It is not an easy art form to learn, and I am still struggling to get it right, but I intend to master it one day.
There is a school of thought that digital art is not real art. I cannot pass comment on this as I don’t know if this is true or not, however, I think the traditional artist would approach digital art in the same way that they would normally paint or draw. I personally do not use photographs in my digital art. This is called ‘photo bashing’, and I suspect this gives digital art a bad name, however, I am sure it takes skill to ‘work’ a photograph. All my drawings/paintings come straight from my brain and my hand, and I intend to keep it this way.
The advantages of digital art: –
- you can take an iPad anywhere, and you do not need to carry a lot of art materials with you
- there is a wide range of new and exciting colors and brushes/pencils etc., to experiment with
- if you are looking for something new to fuel the imagination, digital art will do that
- look upon digital art as a new medium
- if you are planning traditional art, you could do your prep work digitally, i.e., drawing, balance, colour, elements etc. This can be used as a guideline for your traditional art piece.
- practicing drawing digitally is great as you do not require paper, and deletion and restart is quick and easy
I do admire all those digital artists out there. They create some incredible genuine art. I only speak from a very small point of view, but hopefully in the future I can learn enough to create something as beautiful as they do.
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