DIGITAL PAINTING

Digital painting is an emerging art form in which traditional painting techniques such as watercolor, oils, impasto, etc. are applied using digital tools by means of a computer, a digitizing tablet and stylus, and software.

Digital painting thrives mostly in production art. It is most widely used in conceptual design for film, television and video games. Digital painting software such as Corel Painter, Adobe Photoshop, ArtRage, GIMP, Krita and openCanvas give artists a similar environment to a physical painter: a canvas, painting tools, mixing palettes, and a multitude of color options.

The main difference between digital and traditional painting is the non-linear process. That is, an artist can often arrange his painting in layers that can be edited independently. Also, the ability to undo and redo strokes frees the artist from a linear process. But digital painting is limited in how it employs the techniques and study of a traditional painter because of the surface differences and lack of physicality.

The digital artist has at his disposal several tools not available to the traditional painter. Some of these include: a virtual palette consisting of millions of colors, almost any size canvas or media, and the ability to take back mistakes, as well as erasers, pencils, spray cans, brushes, combs, and a variety of 2D and 3D effect tools.

A graphics tablet allows the artist to work with precise hand movements simulating a real pen and drawing surface.

Even the traditional surface has changed for digital painting. Instead of a canvas or sketchbook, artists would use a mouse or tablet to display strokes that would appear with the touch of a pen to the tablet’s surface, or a click of pen.

Tablets can be pressure sensitive, allowing the artist to vary the intensity of the chosen media on the screen. There are tablets with over two thousand different levels of pressure sensitivity.

ART BY ALENA LAZAREVA

Occupation: Digital Artist & illustrator

Location: Russia, Naberezhnye Chelny

Digital Art Skills :

* Photoshop : digital painting, graphics

* Corel Draw : graphics, design

* Tablet Wacom Intuos3

www.alenalazareva.com

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March 21, 2013

Masyle

Congratulations! really good

February 18, 2013

Yadamons

Very Nice and very good work.
Amazing picture.

February 16, 2013

Alenalazareva

Thank you all!

February 16, 2013

Hanbaoluan

Amazing pictures, I wish you good luck!

February 15, 2013

Debspoons

Your illustrations are remarkable. So detailed and beautiful..Good luck with your images!

February 15, 2013

Egomezta

Congratulations, your images are amazing. Good luck.

February 14, 2013

Photoncatcher

really great works

February 14, 2013

FabioConcetta

Amazing illustrations, is a very great work!

February 14, 2013

Silent47

Very beautiful paintings.I wish i would know how to draw like you

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