The World of Digital Art
Stepping out of the real world and into your imagination is an experience that is both shared and held close to all of us. Most of us here express it in our own way in respects to art and the art form. As time moves forward technology progresses on, that type of expression is finding new means and mediums to be painted upon.
Digital art has exploded with the modern age and with it brilliant and fantastic artists have emerged from its rupture. So why is Digital Art so popular.
What makes Digital Art so appealing that most would give up traditional art to move onto something more accessible. Is it money? Is it the potential to further your own artistic ventures? Some say all and others none of the above. It's all personal preference but I am sure we can all observe how popular Digital Art has become. Not just for the artists down the street but as well for the artists who are creating beautiful matte paintings for movies, television series, comics etc.
"A picture is worth a thousand words." ~ Napoleon Bonaparte
Digital Art offers so many opportunities to expand on your own palette and skills. There are so many tutorials online that can allow you to reach the goal you want to be with your art in the digital realm and there are a lot who do it effectively too. The sky is the limit and there really are no boundaries. Only what your imagination can create. Perhaps it's that ease, that seemingly seamless transition from paper to computer that drives our curiosity. Perhaps it's just another piece of technology to play and fiddle around with as new software comes out for us to test and make Digital Art even more appealing.
So maybe that's why a lot of users tend to veer towards Digital Art. They feel more comfortable with the accessibility of all the things that can aid them in achieving the look / feel they want. There are countless stock accounts and websites here on DeviantART and around the web. You can even view live sessions online via youtube or livestream to watch your favorite artist paint something using the same tools you do on the computer.
You can buy tablets that make it feel even more like painting rather then the potential feel of a synthetic canvas. Which might not only make the process easier but more appealing. There are brushes, textures and styles all at your finger tips that would make painting chain mail, for example, a thing of the past. What would take probably a good chunk of your day using traditional art, digital art could take a few hours in PhotoShop.
To mix and blend colors instantly. To erase a mistake without having to re-do the entire canvas. It's the ease of Digital Art that makes it so appealing to so many users. Digital Art though a popular medium to use is still an art form and a beautiful one at that. Just like all art forms. The passion for art still remains just like any other medium of choice. Regardless if it is Digital or Traditional.
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance." ~ Aristotle
So I bring this question to the community. To allow you to think on such a topic and feel free to discuss in the comments below as this will warm you up for another article I will be releasing in the coming week or so!