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How is Digital Art Made?

By Galy, Posted Nov 23, 2022 ,In 3D Art

The arrival of digital art completely changed how people perceived art and the tools artist had to create new pieces. Although not everyone supported digital art when it came to us, people have learned to love it. 

Digital art is the natural evolution of how artists can work since there are new technological developments each year that allow artists to learn more about how they can improve their artwork. 

Apart from that, the existence of digital art brings many benefits worldwide. People working in digital marketing departments can take a lot of advantage of digital art since it helps them make creative designs to attract more customers. 

Additionally, since artists don’t have to spend any money on art supplies, making digital art is sometimes more affordable than creating traditional pieces.  

Do you want to learn more about digital art and where it came from? Here is the page for you! Read on to know more about the evolution of digital art and where it will go in the future! 

What Is Digital Art?

Digital art is any piece of art or design made with digital tools or through an electronic device, and this includes designs made through personal computers, smartphones, and tablets. Although many know the mainstream software used to make digital art pieces, such as Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator, you have many other options available online. 

The truth is that there are tons of tools for digital creators to innovate and create better artwork, which leads to many different artists offering unique pieces you won’t find anywhere else. Hence, there are also many types of digital art depending on the process you follow and how you want the final result to look. 

One of the most popular types of digital art is digital painting, which consists of using digital tools that simulate art supplies such as acrylic, paint, and brushes. Nonetheless, you can also go for other things, such as digital photography, photo painting, algorithmic art, and even projection/mapping art. 

People also know digital art as media art and computer art. This includes 2D and 3D creations. 

Artificial intelligence art is one of the newest developments in this field, and it consists of using AI to create art pieces.

The Evolution of Digital Art 

Remember when we said digital art was the natural evolution of traditional art? Well, since its beginnings, digital art has also made some progress itself, and it’s not the same as it was several years ago.  

When computers first came into the market, artists tried to figure out how to use them to create art pieces. Frieder Nake started by making computer algorithms that made the computer draw various shapes. 

Some years after that, Kenneth Knowlton and Leon Harmon took a photo of a woman and then turned it into a picture made of pixels. This showed people they could combine thousands of pixels to create a complete image, and in this case, it was the picture of a naked woman. 

Digital art evolved with computers since the more advanced a computer’s features were, the more art tools digital artists had available for them. The creation of more modern programs, such as Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and even paint, made this type of art bloom since now, everyone with access to a computer could easily start making their designs. 

Now that humanity is studying AI and how much it can do, artists are trying to invest more in AI art. As you could see, the evolution of digital art is limitless since it goes toe-to-toe with the evolution of people as a society itself! 

How Is Digital Art Really Made?

Everything depends on the method you want to use and the type of digital art piece you have in mind. If you are using a digital painting program, you just need to draw something with your mouse on your computer or tablet. 

Are you interested in algorithms and computer-generated artwork? You only need to program that algorithm and run it on your computer. The same happens with scanning pictures and then editing them. 

The Future of Digital Art

Studying how much digital art has evolved and how it has done it shows you where it will go in the future. Therefore, two things come to our minds when people ask what the future of digital art will be. 

Firstly, digital artists will have more ways to create their art pieces in the future due to computers having a wider capacity and being able to run more complex programs and software. Thanks to that, there will also be more digital artists worldwide. 

Aside from that, AI digital art could also mean an evolution bigger than anything we have ever seen before. However, there are still many things to learn about the matter.

Gal Yosef’s Digital Artworks 

Gal Yosef is a digital artist who taught himself to create 3D digital art pieces. One of the reasons for the success of this digital art is what his artwork is about since he makes 3D realistic adaptations of famous cartoon characters. However, he often gives those characters a dark twist.  

These are some of his most popular art pieces: 


As we mentioned before, there are still many things to learn about digital art and how to create it, but the best thing about it is everyone can do it, so don’t hesitate to try it!

One of the best ways to understand digital art is by inspiring your work by seeing how others work, so check out our website to see some of the best artworks created by Gal Yosef

Selected Artworks

Gold Rush
Gold Rush

Mixed Media

60x90 cm | 23x35 in

Pink Business
Pink Business

Mixed Media

120x180 cm | 47x70 in

Hodl the Treasure
Hodl the Treasure

Mixed Media

90x60 cm | 35x23 in

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