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Why Digital Painting?
I have been a professional artist for over 25 years, and I have painted with just about every medium. I specialized in airbrush for many years and even taught Illustration at FIT in NYC. As technology progressed and the ability to paint using the computer became so advanced that all conventional painting techniques could be duplicated, it was an easy choice for me to switch from Brush to Stylus.
After many years of combining various digital painting techniques, with traditional painting methods, I have developed a “Digital Painting Process” that has many advantages over conventional oil painting and airbrushing – two painting methods that I emulate in my painting style.
One of the advantages of creating a digital comp, as opposed to the conventional sketch, is that I can easily modify sizes – positions – colors, and show you exactly what the finished painting will be. I use the digital comp as my guide and Paint over it in Layers, much the same way I had conventionally painted over the sketch I had transferred to my canvas in the “Old Days”.
Having the ability to create custom brushes and specialized routines in the software, has allowed me to develop painting techniques that are just not possible with conventional painting methods. I can combine different types of mediums in the digital world that could never be mixed in the real world.
Painting in layers. The ability to paint on multiple layers allows me to create realism and translucency that is very difficult to achieve with paint on canvas.
Each print is an original. Once the digital painting is finished, you can order multiple canvases, in different sizes if you like, or even custom Greeting Cards. Each will be as perfect as the first.