Digital Art – My take on it
Tablets and some apps available on them can be very useful tool for artists in the digital age. While traditionalists may disagree, the digital age allows the arts to push boundaries and enhance the traditional skills artist have developed in their own fields of study and the field of digital art.
I would suggest developing a solid background in, colour, design and drawing regardless of how you choose to express your creativity.
Buying a digital camera allowed me to explore and exposed me to Adobe’s Photoshop and Apple’s Aperture. Both I still use today to edit my images; I do have to admit the digital camera has been replaced by an iPhone.
Digital photo manipulation can create some amazing results, but is time consuming. Then in 2010, Apple released the iPad and with it apps that made the world photo editing so much simpler! In 2013 Adobe released their ideas app, a rather powerful vector based drawing app. Since then many apps have been released and updated to allow created on the popular tablet device.
While the iPad has evolved and improved over the years, I still use my first generation iPad. The only major shift is that I prefer using a stylus pen as opposed to my finger.
There are many options when it comes to apps to use on your tablet but not all are supported across all platforms. Most are free but do offer in app purchases. Some examples are Paper by 53, Adobe’s Draw for illustration and drawing. Adobe Lightroom mobile, and Goole’s Snapeseed for photo editing. I prefer working with Adobe’s suite of apps as it fits with my workflow. That doesn’t prevent me from exploring possibilities with other apps. Click Here to learn more about my workshops