Such beauty reflects through the rising sun, the way it banishes darkness from the land. Day’s most colorful hues emerge from the center of that darkness, transforming the land into a landscape of unimaginable bliss in the process. The heavy breeze from the night before carried over into the effulgent daytime, sweeping the leaves two and fro atop branches that stretched towards the sun. Jeremiah could imagine no better state during which to cast his small, wooden boat into the lake near his forest home. Nature gave him everything he needed to understand the world and all the beauty within it; time gave him the patience necessary to absorb it all without distraction.
Pushing his small boat from the steps of his house to the edge of the river, a single dove flew overhead. It’s pure white feathers fluttered with unbound magnificence as the creature made its way higher and higher until it disappeared behind the warm clouds. Jeremiah watched the dove with an excess of admiration, wondering to himself what it was that drew the bird towards the sky. Then, he turned the thought away. His answer was clear as day: the bird sought to experience beauty, the very same that Jeremiah couldn’t help but to revere with each passing moment.
To the end of achieving a sort of eternal admiration towards the beauty of nature, Jeremiah dedicated himself to capturing every such moment, immortalizing it on a permanent fixture. That being the case, he always brought with him on his travels several important items: firstly, a sheet of paper; secondly, a sturdy pencil; and thirdly, a number of coloring utensils. During his long journeys on the river, the man would sketch endlessly – tirelessly – piece after piece of the beautiful world around him. Being self-contained, flowing back into itself, the river allowed the artist to make several trips around to capture the subtle changes in color and mood over time. It wasn’t strange for him to stay on that boat, traveling circles around the same structures, all day long. Or at least until it became so dark out that he couldn’t see either his environment or the canvas or both.
Once night descended once more, Jeremiah docked at his home, dragged the wet boat across the grass, threw the tarp over it, and headed inside to give concluding touches to his work. Not a single day passed that Jeremiah didn’t take advantage of the world around him. Not one moment passed that he didn’t dream of one day painting the perfect picture. To convey emotions within the beauty of trees, lakes, grass, rabbits and the like was a gift, as he understood it, that not many possessed. Thus, it held that those who could make use of their unique talents should do everything in their power to capture to subtle notions of the Earth that others couldn’t.
Creating art day in and day out, Jeremiah’s home quickly became overrun with paintings. When they became claustrophobic, he made a much different journey along the river. Some small way down his usual path was a branch in the flow of water. Turning left would return him to the infinite loop and turning left would take him into town. Every so often, he’d go there with his boat filled with watercolor paintings, and minimalist sketches. He was to the adults what the ice cream man was to children. They clamored and gathered about the town square when news of his coming reached their homes. By the time he was settled and out of the boat, the first customers were already lining up, looking through his paintings for set pieces for their shops or general decorations for their homes. They’d put them anywhere really, without exception.
There’d never been a visit where Jeremiah failed to sell his entire stock. Whereas it usually becomes more difficult to sell products the less variety there is, the townspeople saw the final painting as something fated for something greater than the rest. He couldn’t understand why they’d view it in such a way, but so long as he could put smiles on their faces, he didn’t care what they did with the paintings or what the paintings meant to them. Seeing so many people overjoyed at his arrival and many more perplexed that he could make such unique artwork without exploring terrains vaster than those he lived in, Jeremiah needed little in way of understanding.
The only truth, he believed, was the truth of beauty. The truth of nature. So long as he could capture the world around him and share that beauty with others, nothing else mattered, and nothing else ever would.
With his stock completely sold and money in his pocket, Jeremiah would buy non-perishable foods from the local markets before retreating to his home. Everyone always wore the most melancholy expressions as they watched him depart in his boat. He simply sat there, rowing steadily and barely moving, but there was a passion in his every movement that spoke volumes of his character. The people knew without a doubt that the artist and his portrayal of the natural world was one of the few things in the world that could give them true bliss. And with that, they waited anxiously for Jeremiah’s return.
As a sketch artist I feel somewhat irked by the commonly-held belief that a pencil drawing is an unfinished job. It’s almost as though they are saying it’s a draft and pan for something better. Pencil art is in itself an art; I for one am happy to frame my work and place it up on the wall in my study or even dining room. The tools I use are more than just a pencil and a piece of paper. As a drawing artist I regularly make use of charcoal pencils and a rich, dark pen that leaves no shine.
The pencil creates realism and superb contrasting features and is ideal for portrait drawing. It’s in this field where I hone my pencil art with the greatest enthusiasm; portrait drawing is fun because there is something about a sketch artist and a live, living and breathing model. When one pencil sketches a vase or a country landscape you have time and no fear of occasionally getting your eraser out. I find when portrait drawing I can feel myself being forced to do the very best portrait drawing I can.
I cannot put my finger on it but portrait drawings end up usually being my best work. This powerful form of pencil art takes on an even more robust form when pencil drawing the ultimate portrait. I mean painting someone’s face. There is a special art to this. I often wonder when on holiday and we walk along the promenade at night inIbizaTownand see more than fifty street artists pencil drawing holiday makers’ faces. Many of them do such a good job too.
I do imagine though, how on earth the guy who take the pencil and make a pencil sketch of the Queen; I mean how he keeps his hand so steady, truly baffles me. But pencil artists and drawing artist just do. I guess when you sketch a portrait drawing you simply step up to the plate. It’s a bit like when you attend a job interview you somehow give it your best and even surprise yourself at your calm demeanour and candour.
Pencil artistry is not a difficult hobby to start up. The materials you need are inexpensive and it’s an ideal hobby to start showing your creative sketching side. Begin with a sharpener, an eraser and some good quality paper; all of which are available at a stationery store. Your pencils must range in hardness and shade from 9H to 9B and above all when pencil drawing – have fun!
Anyone who knows me knows that I love to do art and creating art is my passion. Creating tutorials showing people how to do that art is also a love of mine.
What Types of Art?
In the arts I complete many different things including digital paintings as well as pencil drawings which is the basis for the digital art. Pencil drawings can be one of the most easiest types of artwork that you do and once you learn how to complete the art you will have no trouble being able to create plenty of works of art. One thing that I see a lot out of people new to the art world is having trouble with drawings of people. Drawing people takes a lot of practice as there is a lot of intricate details in artwork with people. You have to take your time and make sure that your pencil sketches are not rushed and that you practice as much as you can. You cannot just start off your first day and think that you can draw a masterpiece. It takes time with your drawings and painting and the more you practice the better you will get as I did.
Many people ask me and will ask you why do you do art? Art is a way to express yourself and a way to have enjoyment out of life. Sitting down and doing simple pencil drawings can help you to alleviate stress and help you to spend some quality time with yourself. When you draw you can also express how you are feeling that day and how your mood changes within that day or timeframe – that’s one of the reasons that I put the date on every drawing that I have done.
Can You Sell Your Art?
In some cases you may be able to sell your art. You will have to know where to market your art at and how to corner the market with your pencil sketches. Drawings of people and famous places often times are good sellers but even if you do not sell your work you are still doing something for a good cause. You can also donate your drawings to different sites or places to help them with charitable donations or add decorations to a lone room. You can further spread your name and your artwork around by offering to help those who do not know how to draw or do not have an artistic side to them. Helping another person express their self through artwork is amazing and rewarding at the same time.
Gesture drawing can be said to be a work of art where images are defined by rapid execution of images. It can be defined as the exploration of movement as well as form of any object in space. It is different from pencil drawings and pencil sketches but there are some similarities. It is said by some observers that gesture drawing is more like explaining something to someone using hand gestures. The hand gestures are similar in ideology to the images portrayed by gesture drawing.
The emphasis in gesture drawing is usually to express as a drawing what is being done by the subject rather than what it looks like. A feel of the thing or subject being drawn should be expressed. For example, is the subject hard or soft, is it tall or short, thin or large. Each gesture expressing the subject must have significance and should say something about the subject. Gesture sometimes uses rough, circular drawings to indicate motion, an artists should look closely and examine their subject then try to notice any points of tension, direction of weight and pressure as well as protrusions into space.
The rounded human form is perhaps the reason why circular flowing marks are used to indicate motion. For example, an angry person is usually expressed using a fist with curvy marks on each side to indicate fist shaking and an expression of anger.
Gesture drawing and digital art
As you all know most people are used to artistic images drawn on paper using colored pencils or on canvas by artists such as painters. Well, artists did a great job in producing great works of art using these tools and platforms. Modern technology has come up with computer programs and software that enables artists to engage in this form of art. This is the design, creation and artistic expression of images, ideas, portraits and other works of art using pens, pencils, charcoal and even paint a focusing on motion and form rather than appearance – which is what gesture drawing is.
Modern technology takes matters a step further by introducing technology and software that can help generate these gesture drawings faster, easier and more accurately. Good quality gesture drawing can be done now with this new form of technology, and yes, most art schools also teach their students how to use modern computer technology in producing their art works, digital artworks.
The gesture drawings you will see in my portfolio made in the traditional way using pencil and paper. Later on I’ll produce some gesture drawings that done digitally, like most of my artworks.
A little tip for those who want to start drawing gesture – most of my gesture drawings are inspired by a 3D models that can be found at Posemaniacs, a great site that have a huge collection of poses that can be used as a reference for any kind of gesture drawings, a great practice for the beginners and the expert.
That’s it for today, if you still confused what gesture drawings is, one image worth 1000 words – check out my gesture drawings section.
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In the past, art and painting was done manually using a canvas, paints, watercolours, pencils, brushes, oils and other tools. Due to the emergence of advance technologies like computers and different pieces of software, digital art is now possible. With the help of digital painting softwares, an artist can already express his ideas through digital art. This CG (computer generated) masterpiece that could be created by the artist also make use of different painting techniques and strategies in order for it to look really good.
Are you into the world of art and digital painting? Well, you should know not just the basics but also the advance techniques that could make your drawing a masterpiece that you could be proud about. You should experience using popular digital art software like Adobe Photoshop, GIMP, ArtRage, Corel Painter, Open Canvas and Krita. These are proven efficient for digital painting and drawing.
Digital painting is also available in various kinds such as realism, watercolour and impressionism. You do have choices in the arts that you will make. All you have to do is to explore the software you are using to make the art work of your choice. You will not be limited to a certain style or art.
Another great thing about digital painting is the convenience that it could give to the artist like you. You don’t have to hold the brush in your hands and spill some paints on your clothes. All you have to do is to control the computer using the mouse, the keyboard or the stylus. In cases you made a mistake, you can also easily undo and start on the last step that you did properly. In digital art, you will maintain clean and mess-free surroundings. You don’t have to care about cleaning up your place after finishing your piece.
Digital painting and art are really amazing. Many artists are now encouraged to go for digital painting instead of the traditional way. Nowadays, digital panting tutorials are made available to aid beginners as well as those artists who are already a pro. If you are a beginner, you could start checking out the basic digital painting tutorials before moving on to advance digital painting tutorials. For those who are already a pro, basic tutorials are not necessary anymore. They can already start with the advance digital painting tutorials, but if they still want to check out the basics, they can do so.
Digital painting tutorials are all out there on the internet. You can find them easily and start your new hobby, digital painting or digital art. Digital painting tutorials are very easy to comprehend because most of the times they are presented through a video. Each step is demonstrated properly for your complete understanding. All you have to do is to carefully watch the video and remember the steps and strategies that are revealed by the expert.
You are invited to check out my digital painting tutorials, although they aren’t video tutorials, they are a great tool for those who are new in the field and those who are already experts.
In addition, to get inspired you can simply take a look at some digital painting works, and if you find my digital paintings inspiring that will be lovely.
As always you all welcome to ask questions about any subject by contact me,
Before we can learn about the begging of digital painting, we first need to know some about digital art in general.
The beginning of digital art
The concept of digital art developed in the second of the 20th century, with the development of home computers.
The pioneers are a number of creators which was engaged with other fields such as design, math, technology and science. The British artist Harold Cohen (1928 – 1987) was a math teacher who lived in the United States and his work was to design and build furniture. Cohen dealt with scientific issues and their implications on art. Cohen was the first
to create computer generated art or simply – digital art. Cohen started to develop computer programs that could create this kind of art. His brother Bernard was a leader of a stream Pop Art in the UK.
Paul Brown was also enagaged with art based on science and technology. In 1984 he became the founder of the National Center for Computer Art and Design in England. Later in 1994 he was appointed to the professor of Art and Technology at the University of Mississippi.
David Em (1952) was born in Los Angeles and raised in South America. During the 70′s he studied painting and art in the Pennsylvania Academy in Philadelphia and also studied theater in the Goddard College in Vermont. His first digital work was created in 1975, and between the years 1977 to 1989 he was NASA’s chief artist, his work was to build virtual worlds.
David’s works is variety of outstanding computer simulations for different purposes.
For the digital artist, the computer and the digital camera are the drawing tools of his artwork.
The use of mechanical device between the artist and his creation placed obstacles in creating the digital art, a legitimate art, just as mediums such as photography and cinema that had to fight their way to be called – art.
Digital art contains a few categories of art in it, including digital painting, which is the art I am working on mostly.
In the next articles I’ll give a brief about the begging of the digital painting art.
For now I hope you enjoyed this article which was translated from Hebrew,
as always, you are invited to take a look at my digital paintings, to really understand what is digital art, especially
what is digital painting.
Digital art in general has started to take the art world by storm. It’s technically what CG (computer generated) is and everyone would agree that is an art form. It’s even being used in Hollywood to make movies better. But what about the art galleries and choosing digital art to go on walls? Digital painting is also starting to make its way into the art scene.
Digital painting storm
As we all know traditional painting is done with a canvas and a paint brush. Digital paintings are done on the computer with either a writing tablet or a stylus. The brush strokes can be manipulated easier and the artist has more control over the colors. While some traditional artists may say it’s cheating, others say that it’s genius.
If an artist is very good at what he or she does, side by side, it may be impossible to tell which is which if you’re looking at both of them on a screen. Up close and personal, however, digital paintings don’t have the three dimensional stack of paint on the canvas because it has been printed out. That said, printing has come a long way.
The digital art medium is still up to the artist. They can choose to print their artwork on paper, metal, canvas and a number of other things to produce aesthetically beautiful work that any art gallery would be proud to hang.
Digital painting softwares are becoming more popular because people want to be able to draw and paint. With the softwares digital painting brushes start to evolve, for example – tree brushes are becoming more popular as well because it is easier to paint an entire forest with these brushes than it would be by hand. Every artist still has control of what they ultimately finish with, they simply have more choices to work with.
Anyone who is looking at digital art for their home has a wide range of choices. Some artists choose to create everything from a blank canvas while others start with a photo or something else as a background. This is allowing the art world to expand into the market at significant rates.
Ultimately, digital painting is still a niche market, but with CG capturing everyone’s hearts, it’s not far behind the rest of the art that is going up everywhere. Artists who use digital mediums are artists nonetheless. They are just able to produce an entirely different level of work than the ones that are still using a paint brush and a bunch of basic watercolors and acrylics.
There’s a whole world of colors and possibilities out there. It seems that the digital artist is the only one that has actually figured out how to tap into all of them and apply them into the art world – with visually stunning results.
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Digital art is an art which the artist creates an art while using digital accessories such as computer or digital camera.
There are many types of digital art – fractal art, digital photography, 3d models and digital painting – which is what I am working on.
Digital art first started during the second half of the 20th century by a few pioneers in the field such as Paul Brown, Harold Cohen and David Em. Today, digital art is one of the most common types of art.
The critics of digital art claims that it is an art which formed by a press of a button, similar to the arguments raised against the art of photography in it’s beginning. And I can testify that digital art creation requirs much more than a press of a button, it requires technical skill (which can be achived by practicing, like any other thing) and a lot of time.
The first creations in the field were made by computer programs while the artists were computer programmers.
Thanks to softwares such as Adobe Photoshop, Corel Painter, Maya and 3D Max, the art became more intuitive and more accessible to many artists, and ofcourse by that, her popularity increased.
Does that mean digital art have a market? that’s the big question, and in one word – no, but it’s just a matter of time.