Have you seen fractals lately? Most people think of fractals as repeating patterns after Mandelbrot but they need not appear so even if on a large scale–if you see the whole piece–they are like that. Here is a fractal art I just created that took my computer an entire night to crunch out with mathematics that looks nothing like a fractal.
My only addition to this fractal was is adding the background color since the fractal itself is programmed to be generated on transparent background. Enjoy math!!!
Have you ever felt so happy that you wanted to dance in your happiness? I often feel that way and when I was a child I used to listen to classical music and choreographed my own ballet and danced for it. This is probably why I am still very much attracted to ballet and find many opportunities to go see it and also to paint or draw dancers. Here you see a ballerina drawn with white pastel on black paper digitally of course.
I believe I noted before that digital arts have many advantages over arts in oil or acrylic on canvas or board. The most important of these advantages of digital over “real” is that since they were already created digitally, they will look perfect printed on canvas; they will print exactly as you see them on your monitor and not flat! It is a frequent complaint of buyers of “real” art after purchasing a print on canvas that the art is “flat” and void of texture. This is natural since on your monitor you only see the digitally photographed version of that art and not the actual art itself. Digital photography of highly textured items like oil or acrylic paint removes textures and makes them appear flat but not so with art created digitally to start with. Real art textures on digital photograph show up as shadow–which is nothing but a dark color but of the same height, hence no texture.
Art created digitally originally does not have this problem since its texture is created digitally to imitate real texture. It this will provide you in print with exactly what you see on your monitor!
Digital art is also green art–meaning it uses nontoxic materials and doesn’t kill trees in the making!
I visited the Antelope Canyons some time ago; it was a dream come true. I received as a gift from my husband and all day (8 hours) hiking package with a Navajo Tour Guide to go through 5 of the canyons open at that time with my camera and photograph as I please.
Many people are familiar with Peter Lik, a famous photographer whose art on the same subject I admired so with that in mind (and as a contest of sort) I attacked the canyon with full force. The guide is used to tourists and preferred to point out spots to stand to photograph from but I rejected and so he asked why and I told him that imagine me as Peter Lik; does he also give directions to Peter Lik on what to photograph and from what angle? Hence from that point on I was able to capture whatever I wished. I was standing in holes big enough for one mouse (don;t ask me how) and walked on the vertical walls of the canyons and climbed over boulders twice my size… I had sore muscles after that for days…
In any case, one of the pictures I took that day has become a National Geographic published photo so the trouble was definitely worth it! This photo is available for sale as a print and also as a digital download, just click on the links underlying the words.
The print is here for your enjoyment:
Antelope Canyon National Geographic published photo
An iPad Painting using all my skills (not from photograph) and the app Inspire Pro.
Dawn is a time of the day that a night owl like me never sees. Plus I live on the West Coast behind a mountain range that separates me from ever seeing a sunrise like this. I am used to seeing sunsets–albeit in Southern California sunsets are usually quite plain; we rarely if ever get “clouds” other than ocean layer type clouds, which turn things gloomy and dark rather than allow for nice colors to come through. It does, but very seldom.
The sunrise you see here is purely from my imagination. People often tell me that iPad or iPhone or other digital touchscreen artists paint over photos.. well.. no… I don’t and while many I ma sure do, those who actually know how to paint, need not do that.
Another common observation I get from those interested in purchasing art is that “well.. it is just digital.. it will look totally flat and horrible printed”. My answer is pretty simple: actually no! First of all, if you purchase a print online of an oil paint, you are purchasing a print from a photo of an oil paint! The photo takes all definition and depth out of oil and acrylic paintings and their textures since they were not optimized for printing on canvas but for painting on canvas.
Digital art, by contrast, is created specifically for print so whatever texture I put there (and on iPad art that will not be possible but on my computer art it is strongly visible) will be there when it is printed.