Digital painting is an emerging art form in which traditional painting techniques are applied using digital tools by means of a computer, a digitizing tablet and stylus, and software. Traditional painting is painting with a physical medium as opposed to a more modern style like digital. Digital painting differs from other forms of digital art, in that it does not involve the computer rendering from a model. The artist uses painting techniques to create the digital painting directly on the computer. All digital painting programs try to mimic the use of physical media through various brushes and paint effects.
The main difference between digital and traditional painting is the non-linear process. That is, an artist can often arrange their painting in layers that can be edited independently. Also, the ability to undo and redo strokes frees the artist from a linear process. But digital painting is limited in how it employs the techniques and study of a traditional painter because of the surface differences and lack of physicality. The digital artist has at their disposal several tools not available to the traditional painter. Some of these include: a virtual palette consisting of millions of colors, almost any size canvas or media, and the ability to take back mistakes, pencils, spray cans, brushes, combs, and a variety of 2D and 3D effect tools.
A graphics tablet allows the artist to work with precise hand movements simulating a real pen and drawing surface. Even the traditional surface has changed for digital painting. Instead of a canvas or sketchbook, artists would use a mouse or tablet to display strokes that would appear with the touch of a pen to the tablet’s surface.
Artist who digitally speed paint usually post the videos online on their sites, in blogs, and have even generated a community of sorts on YouTube. The ability to capture every stroke of the painting process in this digital format is a unique advantage of digital painting. The nature of digital painting has allowed facilitated the ability to learn how to digitally paint.
- Emerging (adj.)
Prefix : - Root : Emerge Suffix: -ing
Mean: To start to exist or to appear or become known.
- Disposal (n.)
Prefix : Dis Root : Pose Suffix: -al
Mean: The act of getting rid of something.
Prefix :- Root : Simulate Suffix: -ing
Mean: To be made to look like something else.
Prefix :- Root : Intense Suffix: -ity
Mean: The state or quality of being intense.
Prefix :- Root : Facilitate Suffix: -ed
Mean: To make an action or a process possible or easier.