The 2 dimensional works here are computer-generated. I use the computer as a painting tool utilizing graphics software just as I also use a traditional paintbrush or pencil.
Wikipedia describes digital painting as follows:
“Digital painting is an emerging art form in which traditional painting techniques such as watercolor, oils, impasto, etc. are applied using digital tools by means of a computer, a graphics tablet and stylus, and software…. 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…. 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 software such as Corel Painter, Adobe Photoshop… give artists a similar environment to a physical painter: a canvas, painting tools, mixing palettes, and a multitude of color options.”
The neat thing about this art-making process, is that the same image can be manipulated in many ways – alternate colours, size, combinations of images, etc. Variations on a theme can then become a series of paintings.
When I have completed the artwork on the computer, I then print it using a wide-format printer that utilizes high quality ink. I print on a variety of surfaces: artist-quality papers such as watercolor rag paper, as well as on silk fabric.