Why use Digital medium for creating art
The advancement in technology in the art industry have made tasks simpler and increased numerous possibilities. In our age digital painting is used for conceptual design in films, television and video games. With the use of software like Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Corel Painter, ArtRage, GIMP, Krita, openCanvas and others, sky is the limit and nothing is impossible.
Like conventional painting, digital painting can be created in various types like realism, water color, impressionism, abstract, surreal etc. Here are some reasons why digital painting is a big hit in our modern era!
A stylus and a tablet replaces most of the conventional materials of art.
Saving stages of your work and then going back to it lets you create varied results.
Undo functionality lets you correct your mistakes and several programs even let you choose from various history states that you set.
Modifying shapes, colors, lines, gradients, and many others elements are a breeze when working with a software. You also have a better control and perfection in detailing.
Digital painting results look closer to reality as you can easily match it to a real life photograph or model. This benefits on-line games, websites and others engaging the target audience.
In today's day and age where everything is shared digitally, the work isnt doubled when the painting is already in binary language!
Sharp , detailed and vivid colors certainly bring your design to the higher level.
Being closer to reality digital paintings are a good tool for effective communication. The message that one wants to convey to the users are clearer and avoiding misinterpretations is far easier.
Achieving realism and translucency is easier in digital medium that adds a great impact to work.
Digital paintings can serve multiple purposes with size, effect and medium variations. You can easily adjust its size so it will be suited to whatever medium you will use it. Its versatility lets you as an artist use your work for on-line, greetings, poster, wall decor or much more!
The power of light and dark
Chiaroscuro refers to the use of dramatic lighting in a painting, usually with very dark (almost black) darks, and very light (nearly white) highlights. This high contrast adds to the three-dimensionality of a painting, and it adds drama. A painting employing chiaroscuro really catches the eye.
Artists who are famed for the use of chiaroscuro include Leonardo da Vinci and Caravaggio. Leonardo employed it to give a vivid impression of the three-dimensionality of his landscapes and figures in conventional oil painting medium, while Caravaggio used such contrasts for the sake of drama and emotional impact.
Over to you now
Are you already excited about digital paintings? Or, are you feeling intimidated by the software usage? Have you tried making one? There are indeed so many astonishing established and emerging digital artists who's work we can find on the web. Each of them tells a unique story and each of them are fruits of a creative mind and a skillful hand. Take a look...
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