Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Digital painting

Digital painting is an emerging unique trend of art and design that will not fade away any time soon.  It flourishes mostly in production art and very vibrant that includes traditional painting methods namely watercolor, oils, impasto, etc are pertained using digital tools. These digital tools are used by means of a computer, a digitizing tablet, stylus and software. Digital painting varies from the other appearance of digital art especially computer generated art. 

Digital Painting

Many artists make use of painting techniques in order to create the digital painting directly on the computer. Almost all digital painting programs consume various brushes and paint effects in order to imitate the use of physical media. Many programs include brushes that are digitally styled to symbolize our traditional style like acrylics, pastels, oils, charcoal, air brushing and pen.

The artist can make their own brush by means of a combination of texture and shape. It is very significant to overpass the gap between traditional and digital painting. Software for digital painting includes Corel Painter, Adobe Photoshop, ArtRage, and GIMP and open Canvas. This kind of paintings is extensively used in conceptual design for film, television and video games. 

Impressionism, Realism, and watercolor are some types of digital painting.

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