Learn Digital Print Embellishment

Learn Digital Print Embellishment at the Digital Art Academy

Are you a beginner in painting? Want to add a new dimension to your artwork? Want to find the perfect tutorial that will teach you how to paint even in your home?

Then, you don’t have to worry anymore because in this course you can use the techniques of traditional art with a digital print using acrylic gels and paints.

One of the fastest growing movements in the digital art world is the embellishment of digital prints, using acrylic gels and paints. Embellishment can add a new dimension to your artwork, combining some of the techniques of traditional art with a digital print.

In the Digital Print Embellishment course, you will learn how to turn your digital print into a one of a kind work of art with added texture and color. You will see what a difference adding painted highlights, coloring shadows, or simply adding texture with gels can make. You will be amazed by the tremendous differences between the look and feel of thick, rich acrylics and oils applied with brushes and palette knives in comparison to the flatness of artificial brush strokes and replicated texture effects rendered with Photoshop or Corel Painter and presented on inkjet printed canvas. There’s just no comparison. Many say that the term “embellishment” is “The act of decorating something in the hope of making it more attractive”. Conceptually it’s like having a baked cake (referred to as the inkjet print) and applying some frosting and decorations to give it more appeal in terms of flavor and appearance.

Curious? Then, enroll in the Digital Print Embellishment class that is offered by the Digital Art Academy. This class will get you away from the computer monitor, and get your hands messy! No previous traditional art experience is required – the process is easier than you might think.

The course will include lessons on sealing your digital print, choosing brushes, acrylic gels and paints, embellishing with gel and paint, and finishing off your print. Included in the course is close to 90 minutes of video from the DVD “Finishings – A Basic Guide to Digital Print Embellishment”, along with a written lesson and supplemental files (such as using markers in embellishment) for each week.

You will learn a lot! You will enjoy with your new knowledge that you can improve drastically. You will have the chance to be the artist that you wish you will become. So, what are you waiting for? Enroll, learn, and enjoy!

Free 3D Art Software Program: Sculptris

Free 3D Art Software Program: Sculptris

While I am a total newb to 3D programs I have searched many times for a way that I can begin to create the imaginative creatures, people, cityscapes and landscapes in my minds eye sans photo painting.

A few years back photo manipulation was one way I was able to get that done but I was always looking for other ways to add to photshop and Corel chops in that area.

Last week Dr Eddie, a new acquaintance and teacher at Digital Art Academy sent me a post that talked about a free 3D program called Sculptris. As I mentioned I have not delved to much into Poser, Zbrush, Blender, Maya etc. The price is one thing but the learning curve is huge-much tougher than Photoshop or Painter….so, I have always bagged off.

That being said I played with Sculptris a bit and have found it to have a learning curve that I might actually be able to handle. Anywayif you have interest in that area, give it a shot and let me know what you think.

Here is the link again: Art Software Sculptris

Digital Art On The Go-Best Camera Iphone Application

Digital Art is Mobile. Chase Jarvis Best Camera

Digital Art, what is the big deal about Iphone applications? Well, in my opinion it opens up a whole new arena for the arts, especially for digital artist’s. We have an interview coming shortly with the creator of the brushes app and following is a profile on a really cool application from Chase Jarvis. It is called, “The Best Camera”. I love the whole premise of this. The idea is the best camera is the one that is with you. Chase has started a whole online community of sharing. Check out his blog. I think this is very cool, to bad I live in the sticks. I think I am in the only area of the country where an Iphone wont work.

Art Software Speed painting by Chip White House

Artrage was the Art Software Used For This Digital Speedpainting.

There is a ton of art software we can use to create a digital painting, Artrage is one of them. I have seen some of Chip’s work on Deviant before and like much of it. He posts many speed paintings so we have the opportunity to see the process. His deviant site is http://cuptow555.deviantart.com/. Chip uses primarily Artrage and I think he is on a PC platform.

Demonstration Using Free Art and Painting Software

Digital Art demonstration with free art software

We have been going on about SEO and Art marketing stuff for a while now. There is still much to come about keywords, backlinks, site structure and why a CMS (content management system) like WordPress or Joomla will out perform a website most of the time.  All of the time if, like me, you are a mere mortal and don’t want to take the time to be a webmaster and learn coding and all of that mess. Wrong side of the brain for me.

So, that being said here is a cool video from David Revoy. What I like is that this is produced from open source (read free) art software. We will be looking at some of these in the near future. The other thing I particularly like is the process in which David works. I learned digital painting from a variety of master painters and still am learning more chops each day. One of the things in my work-flow a bit different than some is I use what I call chaos, (Andrew Jones coined it…I think) Very similar to the “muck-up” phase of painting just a tic different. David Revoy employs chaos here as well. Don’t worry if you are not a free hand artist, you can still employ chaos in the workflow of painting from photo reference. Enjoy.

Digital painting time-lapse : Lezard from David REVOY on Vimeo.