What is digital painting?

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Traditional digital painting creates an image in a stroke-by-stroke, brush-in-hand fashion, but the canvas and painting tools are digital.

Digital painting is a method of creating an art object (painting) digitally. As a method of creating an art object, it adapts traditional painting medium such as acrylic paint, oils, ink, watercolor, etc. and applies the pigment to traditional carriers, such as woven canvas cloth, paper, polyester etc. by means of computer software driving industrial robotic or office machinery (printers). As a technique, it refers to a computer graphics software program that uses a virtual canvas and virtual painting box of brushes, colors and other supplies. The virtual box contains many instruments that do not exist outside the computer, and which give a digital artwork a different look and feel from an artwork that is made the traditional way.



Digital painting differs from other forms of digital art particularly computer-generated 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. Included in many programs are brushes that are digitally styled to represent the traditional style like oils, acrylics, pastels, charcoal, pen and even media such as airbrushing. There are also certain effects unique to each type of digital paint which portray the realistic effects of, for instance, watercolor on a digital "watercolor" painting. In most digital painting programs, the users can create their own brush style using a combination of texture and shape. This ability is very important in bridging the gap between traditional and digital painting.

Digital painting is also distinct from digital manipulation of photographs, in that it is an original construction “from scratch”.

The original artwork is a digital file and is not normally seen or sold. Limited edition prints are made from the digital file for exhibition and sale.




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Toys of Deculture

Toys of Deculture

our first group exhibition as the Mighty Gorgonion

This summer, we presented our first group exhibition "TOYS OF DECULTURE" as the Mighty Gorgonion with the support of the "KAM" Centre of Mediterranean Architecture at Gate Sabbionara in Chania. The duration of the exhibition was seven days, from June 7th to June 13th 2017.

We presented two-dimensional and three-dimensional artworks created over the last three years.

The theme of the artworks was the constant invasion of the production of objects in all spheres of everyday life that reaches the limits of totalitarianism. Objective of our exhibition was the reflection on today's interactive way of creating modern culture and the effects of a world-wide fabulous culture of commodity. At the same time, we attempted to raise the issue of the culture of vision and the importance of the visual in contemporary life.

The exhibition was a great success for the Mighty Gorgonion and we would like to thank the Centre of Mediterranean Architecture that gave us the opportunity to showcase some of our latest artworks. More than 400 people visited the exhibition and we are grateful and pleased that so many people were interested in our artwork. We would like to thank all the visitors and we hope you thoroughly enjoyed your visit and our hospitality. We enjoyed all the feedback. Thank you.

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