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How to Create Digital Art

A simple, no-nonsense guide

Digital art, also known as computer-generated art, has become increasingly popular in recent years. From the explosion of NFTs to AI generated artworks dominating the news, it's impossible to be not intrigued by the developments in the digital art space.

With the advancement of technology, artists can now create stunning works of art using a computer and specialised software from anywhere in the world. Let's break it down into six easy steps on how to get started creating your first digital masterpiece.

1. Choose your software

The first step in creating digital art is choosing the software that you'll use. There are many different software options available, including Adobe Photoshop, Procreate, and CorelDRAW. Each software has its own set of features and tools, so it's important to choose one that aligns with your needs and skill level.

2. Gather reference images

As with traditional art, it can be helpful to gather reference images for your digital art. These can be photographs, sketches, or other images that you can use as inspiration while creating your piece.

3. Sketch out your concept

Once you have your reference images and software set up, you can begin sketching out your concept. This can be done using a drawing tablet or by drawing on paper and scanning it into the computer.

4. Add colour and texture

Once you have a rough sketch of your concept, you can begin adding colour and texture to the piece. This can be done using the tools available in your software, such as brushes, layers, and filters.

5. Adjust lighting and shading

Adding lighting and shading can help bring your digital art to life and give it depth and dimension. There are various tools available in digital art software to help you adjust lighting and shading to achieve the desired effect.

6. Finalise, save, and share

Once you've completed your digital art, it's important to save it in a high-resolution format so that it can be printed or displayed at a later date. Creating digital art can be a rewarding and exciting process for artists, so don't be afraid to share it on social media or turn it into prints to sell on platforms like BRUSHWRK.

Check out some cool digital artworks on BRUSHWRK to get inspired


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