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Digital Art

Do you enjoy creating digital art?  Then this is the group for you!  Discuss all aspects from tablets vs. mice to your favorite digital art programs. Ask questions, share tips, tricks and techniques.

Members: 121
Latest Activity: Sep 14

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Welcome to the Digital Art Group!

 

This is the place to discuss digital art - share tips and techniques, learn about different computer programs and tools, and ask questions.

Click here to learn how to upload images into your forum posts (which is important so that people can see your art within the post, rather than as an attachment link beneath your post).

Before uploading your digital art, make sure your work fits this definition: "Computer-generated art that is created by hand (i.e. using a tablet, stencil etc), either from scratch or from a reference source."

 

Under this definition, photographs that have been slightly tweaked (photo-edited) are not accepted as "digital art" on this site - for example, running a photograph through a few Photoshop filters and displaying it as a finished work of digital art. Even though this can result in some beautiful imagery, we decided early on that we don't want photography on this site because there are many sites out there to share photos, and feel that edited/filtered photos belongs on a photography site and not here.

 

Click here to read more about the distinction between digital art vs digital photo editing, to help determine whether your images belong on this site or a photography site.

Discussion Forum

Green Rose

Started by Richard Giordano Sep 11. 0 Replies

Something I did on my way home from work, on an APP called SketchBook. My first attempt, hope you all like it....READ MORE

What is your favorite program for creating digital art?

Started by Cat Lengyel. Last reply by Gordon M Jan 1. 25 Replies

What is your favorite program to use when you want to create digital art?Do you prefer to use a tablet & pen or old fashioned mouse & mouse pad?For me, I fell in love with PhotoImpact after taking an online class and currently use…READ MORE

Stylus/Brush Pen Recommendations for iPad

Started by Thaneeya McArdle. Last reply by Eva Macie Aug 22, 2017. 25 Replies

Can anyone recommend a good stylus for use with the iPad? I like the idea of a brush/pen combo so I've been looking at these two:Sensu Brush…READ MORE

Tags: pen, recommendations, brush, stylus, digital

Manga studio 5

Started by Euphoria Hope. Last reply by Emily A. Dec 14, 2016. 1 Reply

HI im using manga studio 5 for my art now, you can see some of my practice art on my page, but i would love some tips.READ MORE

Digital Original Painting

Started by Charlie. Last reply by Carole M. Oct 14, 2015. 3 Replies

Sometimes I use CS6, sometimes Painter 2015 and occasionally I utilize other art programs..especially for the watercolor papers.  This is from…READ MORE

That heartbreaking moment when.....

Started by Margaret Brock. Last reply by Cortrell Harris Sep 18, 2014. 5 Replies

When you realize that a drawing that you've been working on for days is ruined because you accidentally erased a huge chunk of carefully shaded area.I'm going to cry now.READ MORE

Getting used to a Wacom tablet

Started by Margaret Brock. Last reply by LordSlip. May 27, 2014. 9 Replies

I notice that several folks are on the fence about your Wacom tablets. When I first started using one, I was "photoshopping" people out of pictures for a friend. I got the hang of the tablet and pen pretty quickly because I had a clear path to…READ MORE

Billy Corgan digital painting

Started by Sandoz Driftwood. Last reply by LordSlip. May 27, 2014. 1 Reply

Billy Corgan of the Smashing PumpkinsAdobe Photoshop CS3Used a mouse, took like 6 days to finish lol.READ MORE

Latest iPad/Procreate creation

Started by Margaret Brock. Last reply by Thaneeya McArdle Feb 13, 2014. 7 Replies

This is my latest effort. I don't usually add colour and when I do, I'm afraid I overdo it. In this one, I was learning how to fake gradients in Procreate. I think I did ok on the gradients or shading, but I still got too much colour on the piece.…READ MORE

Post your finished digital Art here for Show & Tell!

Started by Cat Lengyel. Last reply by Thomas Marino Jan 15, 2014. 116 Replies

Your work can be any size, any medium, as long as it is created on your computer and as long as it is finished.  There will be a separate thread for works-in-progress, if you want feedback on a piece before it is finished. Please check out the…READ MORE

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Comment by Josh Hamby on October 3, 2011 at 4:04pm
Anyone else try fractal art? Since its all digital...could that be a theme for a month?
Comment by Jeffrey A. Knight on September 29, 2011 at 5:12pm
working with the curved line tool and varied line and color -- Jeff.
Comment by Jeffrey A. Knight on August 14, 2011 at 3:53pm
Jeff here greetings from PAINT --
Comment by Jeffrey A. Knight on August 5, 2011 at 4:19am
Jeff here -- Thanks Grace -- I have become a true believer for the PAINT program -- I love the way you can create an idea and in an instant you can change and go in another direction. As I said earlier, I also like the Kid Pix textures and colors to create somewhat abstracted images
Comment by Thaneeya McArdle on August 3, 2011 at 2:59am
It's very cool to see what you create in Paint, Jeff.  I believe that another of our artists, Grace Sanford, uses Paint as well. Your compositions are so complex, a visual feast for the eyes!
Comment by Jeffrey A. Knight on August 2, 2011 at 3:36pm
Like this --
Comment by Jeffrey A. Knight on August 2, 2011 at 3:32pm
Hi, Jeff here -- I am definitely a beginner when it comes to computer art. I primarily use a program called PAINT. I love to use line and color. I also use a version of Kid Pix. I use the various textural and color applications to create somewhat abstract imagery.
 

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