Digital art is sometimes thought of as “camera ready art.” But the digital artist doesn’t just take a picture and print it out. Even if you use an existing image, you can add many things to create a unique piece of art.
I have been doing digital art for about 4 years now and I have seen that there is a whole world to explore with this technology, but what I didn’t fully understand was the amount of work behind the making of each piece.
I got into this art form when I had no idea of what it involved, so I thought that it just involved using a digital camera to take pictures and then editing them in your computer, but that is not true. It involves much more than that, as you will see below.
The first thing you will need is a camera. The type of camera you use depends on how much money you want to spend and how much control you want. If your main concern is cost, then I would suggest using a webcam like the one built into most computers. These are very cheap and work well enough to do some good work in the beginning. If you want more control over your shots and are willing to spend a little more money (about $100) then a pocket digital camera from companies such as Panasonic or Canon may be a better option for you.
In my experience, it does not matter what kind of camera you choose as long as it has manual settings for shutter speed and aperture as this allows for greater creative possibilities.
If you are one of the thousands of photographers who own a digital camera, or even if you do not, you can get started in digital art right away. Digital art is all about the manipulation of digital images, and that is something that your camera can produce.
TIP: The first thing to remember is that photographs are not digital art. They’re snapshots, which may be a part of digital art, but not all of it. The only difference between photography and digital photography is that with the latter, you have more choices in shooting your picture and editing it afterwards.
The simplest way to create a digital image is to use your camera as a scanner to shoot an object and then manipulate the photo on the computer. This method of working has become so popular, especially among artists who want to make images at high resolution, that new cameras are being designed specifically for this purpose. The resulting images are called scanned images. If you already own a dedicated scanner (flatbed or handheld), you can still use it for scanning objects and either print them on paper or manipulate them on the computer. The only difference between using your scanner and using your camera this way is that with the former you have greater control over resolution, color depth and file size.[/b]
I have been using digital technology to make art for more than 20 years now. I started out with a computer, an early Apple Macintosh and a scanner. When I first used it, the Macintosh was not well known as a tool for artists and I had to teach myself how to use it by playing around and making mistakes. Before that I had been making art using traditional media such as paint and photography.
Paint is great because it’s so tactile, you can feel its presence on the canvas or paper, and it has a long history. But it can be difficult to manipulate and it can be hard to get good quality images. Photography is also wonderful because you don’t have to touch anything but the camera, which produces results that look like real life. However, good quality film photography was very expensive in those days, when digital cameras were only just starting to appear on the market.
Towards the end of my time in art school I began experimenting with computers as a way of producing images digitally; you could use them to combine different elements into new forms and they could help you make more complex constructions than is possible just using paint or pencils. That was my first introduction to computer graphics (CG). After developing this kind of work for some time,
What is digital art? The question might seem like a simple one but it is actually quite complex. The essence of digital art is in the word \’digital\’ itself. Digital art makes use of digital technologies and it has also become highly reliant on the Internet for distribution and promotion.
It has existed mainly as software programs, and has been created by programmer/artists whose main focus was to produce works that are engaging, entertaining and fun to view. They have produced works with many different themes and styles.
Digital art is not just about software, though; it encompasses several other media as well. There are many computer graphics applications available to artists today that allow them to create their own digital images from scratch or they may also use a camera or scanner to capture existing images and manipulate these in the computer using image manipulation software.
The digital camera has come a long way since it was introduced to the commercial market back in 1985. Ever since, it has been evolving and steadily improving in performance. The situation is different now, however: the digital camera is no longer just a replacement of the traditional film camera; it has begun to develop its own unique characteristics.
In this essay, I will try to explain what the modern digital camera is capable of doing, and how it differs from the traditional film camera.
Art is a rather old idea. It may have been around since the first Neanderthal decided to decorate his cave with pictures of bison he had killed. The modern version of art, however, didn’t start until the Renaissance or thereabouts when artists started making paintings that celebrated life instead of death. They painted flowers and trees and birds and people having fun. This is known as Realism, and it was a radical change from the way people had been painting for hundreds of years.
Towards the end of the 19th century, realism gave way to Impressionism. Instead of painting objects realistically, Impressionists would paint their impressions of those objects. This can be seen in the 1885 painting by Claude Monet called “Impression: Sunrise.”
The Impressionists really opened up a whole new area of artistic exploration. The most notable thing about their approach was that they were not trying to portray anything in particular; they were just trying to capture an impression; like when you look at a scene and say, “wow that’s beautiful!”
At the beginning of the 20th century modern art began to take shape. The first major movement was Fauvism which featured wild colors and unrealistic forms that expressed emotion instead of reality. The artist