February 8, 2011

Digital art is challenging...

Digital art is challenging... it makes an artist think in new ways.

Digital art can be novel, at least it is for me. There are things that which become possible which I've never been able to do with real paints.

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Digital art is problem solving... it requires new learning curves and improvising new solutions.

Digital art is amazing, at least it is for me. If I'm really lucky it sometimes almost seems like it's painting itself.

Digital art is only as good as the artist who dreams it up though. The same basic rules of composition, proportion and artistic discretion apply.

Digital art is fun! Artists do like to have fun.

Digital art can be addictive... especially when coloring in the afternoon and listening to Ravel simultaneously.

February 1, 2011

"Watson, come in here!"

One of the hazards of making digital art is that at times it can almost be too exciting.

Sometimes one practically needs to breathe into a paper bag to settle down. I know, I know, I'll get over it and no doubt the next day I'll wonder what seemed so exciting.

But when you discover new techniques and they actually work, it's a little like how Alexander Graham Bell must have felt... "Watson, come in here!"