16/09/2020

Categories: Animation and Illustration, Undergradute

The world of digital art

Illustration dates back to the 15th century with the invention of the printing press, and like other pastimes has evolved over the years with the help of technology and digital art forms. As the new decade dawns, we notice illustration and animations recent advances are becoming common practice for leading professionals and budding enthusiasts.

The first colourised drawing tablet was invented in the 1980s and since then has become engrained into the art of illustration. Gone are the days of carrying around your favourite notepads to capture your imagination; artists are creating digital art instead.

Drawing tablets are now accessible to a wider audience, including students, meaning we are seeing more people selling their digital art and animations instead of canvas paintings. The beauty of digital art is the crisp lines and seamless blends, as artists can zoom into their work and adjust it, pixel by pixel.

Digital art is now used for a variety of purposes: film, illustration, television, print, animation and more. If you’re considering a career in illustration and animation, it would be wise to become familiar with using a drawing tablet to create your digital art.

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