What is digital art?

Published on 7 December 2020 at 04:08


What is digital art?

Digital art is an artistic work or practice that uses digital technology as part of the creative or presentation process. Since the 1970s, various names have been used to describe the process, including computer art and multi media art. Digital art is itself placed under the larger umbrella term ' new media art'. Artworks are considered digital paintings when created in similar fashion to non-digital paintings, but using software on a computer platform and digitally outputting the resulting image as painted on a canvas.


The first use of the term digital art was in the early 1980s when computer engineers devised a paint program which was used by the pioneering digital artist Harold Cohen This became known as AARON, a robotic machine designed to make large drawings on sheets of paper placed on the floor. Since this early foray into artificial intelligence, Cohen continued to fine-tune the AARON program as technology becomes more sophisticated.

Mixed portraits and rough portraits (that are made in my studio next to the digital classic art I make) are mixed media: digitally altered. This means the portrait you send in will first be optimized and digitally altered. There is no painting in this process, but composing and filtering.

Digital illustration 

Digital illustration or computer illustration is the use of digital tools to produce images under the direct manipulation of the artist, usually through a pointing device such as a tablet or a mouse. It is distinguished from computer-generated art, which is produced by a computer using mathematical models created by the artist. It is also distinct from digital manipulation of photographs, in that it is an original construction "from scratch". (Photographic elements may be incorporated into such works, but they are not necessarily the primary basis


Background of my art

Anthropomorphism (making an object or animal look human) has been greatly discussed and there has been a lot of research done about it. Making something look human gives comfort because it's recognizable. A lot of marketing campaigns are build on this principle (think of the little round chocolate couple with the two m's) and your whole childhood you've seen talking animals in series and movies.
Giving human trades to animals has also been good for the welfare of animals; studies show that people are more willing to help them in situations of distress because of anthropomorphism. 

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Portrait copyright: @pixelpetartstudio

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