Digital Art Explained

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Nice of digital art is increasing every year as the technology demanded is increasingly becoming readily available to everyone. Once the domain of graphic artists or artists such as Andy Warhol is now becoming a common technique to create artwork. No other medium would let you erase 100 situations, without harming your canvas in the slightest.

This article will explain the different brands of digital art and will discuss each category in a little details to help clear up some of the confusion. Anyone new to digital art could no doubt have encountered terms such as ‘vector’, ‘Pixel’ or ‘mixed media’ art but may well have not been able to access a clear evidence. As is always the way with art, there is always some interpretation as well as way I have chosen to categorise the art styles might not meet everyone.

Digital art can be divided into 5 main styles, Compounded Media, Vector, Fractal, Digital Painting and Pixel:

Mixed mass media or integrated art
Since the arrival of Photoshop in the 90s, mixed media or integrated art has been rolled out to the plenty. Mixed media is exactly what its name suggests; it is the merging for many art styles such as painting, photography, drawing and digital. Working with programs such as Photoshop artists are able to combine these art styles with often amazing results. One popular style of mixed growing media is ‘Pop art’, led by the Andy Warhol portrait kinds that consist of using a computer program to add bright colours towards image and often align multiple panels together to form blocks regarding 4 or 9 images in different colours. Mixed Media is oftentimes seen in digital abstract art.

Vector art
One of the most popular electronic digital art techniques, a better term for it might be “vector-based art, in meaning art created using a vector-based program such as Illustrator or simply Freehand or Corel Draw. The artist uses vector illustrating software and creates the image totally in a virtual environment. The idea makes use of shapes which are outlined and can be filled with various colors and shapes; this usually produces a harder edged or graphic look. The bank flat colours and clean lines are easy to spot and effective to grab attention making them popular with advertisers looking to get the attention of the general population.

Fractal art
Fractal art has been around for a while but is looking at resurgence of late. Examples of fractals can be found in the natural world however in terms involving digital art it is art created entirely using mathematical formulae; they are infinite in their ability to be viewed in ever increasing aspect. The closer you look the more detail there is, as you zoom on the image. Fractal art is usually created using fractal generating software, this course has three main phases: setting parameters of appropriate fractal software, executing the possibly lengthy calculation and evaluating the goods.

Digital Painting
Digital painting is an art form in which traditional painting like a professional techniques such as watercolor, oils, impasto, etc are applied working with digital software. Digital painting is different to many other forms of a digital art in that it is created without using a template or laptop generated model. The artist uses painting techniques to create the exact digital painting directly onto the computer. The digital art computer software uses traditional techniques such as brush strokes and colour joining to mimic the physical media. Styles available are increasingly varied but include pastels, watercolour, oils, charcoals and acrylic just to name just a few.

Pixel art
In amongst all these ground breaking digital craft forms Pixel art a resurgence of old school pixel techniques can be proudly celebrating the humble beginnings of computer art. It is a sexy digital art style that is making a comeback. When seen, the majority immediately remember their old commodore 64 or Atari layouts, indeed these old computers and video games all use position technology. Pixel art is drawn pixel by pixel around minute detail usually using a very limited colour palette and prehistoric computer graphics tools. One of the more popular programs is Microsoft Colour, this program hasn’t been updated for years however it is a perfectly suitable software for creating pixel art.

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