Digital Art

Innovative Technology for Digital Art

In this article I wanted to explore some innovative technology that is being used in digital art software. As well as referencing some software I’m also including some interesting links at the bottom of this article for you. If you want to explore more options for software the site https://alternativeto.net/ is very useful for listing…

What is an Interactive e-book?

Several years ago I saw a thesis booklet published on the Issuu website about a project called Woolly and Shaggy by an Illustrator and animator called Lynn Qianliu Chen. Trailer: Inspired, I did some research, but I didn’t write my findings down except in the form of bookmarks, then I got distracted learning about other…

What are Digital Brushes for Digital Painting?

Digital art has become a useful tool in an artist or a designers toolkit. There are different creation methods for digital art which can be confusing. The most common forms of digital art creation are vector art, 3D art and digital painting. For this article I will focus on digital painting. Digital painting allows the…

Lighting 2D art with normal maps

This article follows on from my previous article: Using normal and depth maps to create lighting effects in 2d art. Jane the Elf (2D) by Christine on Sketchfab I’ve been making normal maps out of my 2D art using specialized software to create adjustable lighting effects for my illustrations. You could hand paint the lighting…

Ways to Create Digital Art

I want to write about some different methods and software to create digital art. I won’t go into super detail, but I will include links to software for your own research. I hope this will be a useful introduction for anyone who wants to learn more about digital art. Mathematical Art Fractal art is mathematical…

Software for Beginners to Digital Painting

In 2004 the only options for digital painting I had were MS Paint, Adobe Photoshop and Corel Painter. Fast forward to 2017 and there is a bewildering choice of software and tablets. These days getting into digital painting is easier and more affordable. When I started out, prices of digital painting software were much more…