Digital Art Student's Work -Dale Baker Instructor Digital art is an artistic work or practice that uses digital technology as an essential part of the creative or presentation process. The impact of digital technology has transformed activities such as painting, drawing, and sculpture while new forms, such as net art, digital installation art, and virtual reality, have become recognized artistic practices. Generally the term digital artist is used to describe an artist who makes use of digital technologies in the production of art. In an expanded sense, "digital art" is a term applied to contemporary art that uses the methods of digital media.
The techniques of digital art are used extensively by the mainstream media in advertisements, and by film-makers to produce visual effects. Desktop publishing has had a huge impact on the publishing world, although that is more related to graphic design. Both digital and traditional artists use many sources of electronic information and programs to create their work.
Although digital art “can” be purely computer-generated (such as fractals and algorithmic art) the art in this class relies on the student’s skill and creativity using a variety of professional level software packages such as Photoshop, After Effects , LightWave 3-D and ZBrush.