Digital Painting

The Koi... 

As I said on my website, I am first and foremost a people photographer... so Covid 19 and lock-down hit hard. As it has with many of my colleagues and fellow creatives. Not just financially as economies ground to a halt, but also because lock-down restrictions meant that being able to photograph people was almost impossible.


For a creative person, not being able to do what you're passionate about can be soul destroying. You quickly learn you need to  find another creative outlet... 


So having studied design and photography way back when... I turned to something else I knew - drawing, or more specifically digital art. Stylus and iPad in hand, doodles and drawings of superheroes evolved into digital paintings on Adobe Fresco. Digital drawing software has evolved incredibly, tablets are now often more powerful than laptops and using a stylus gives you incredible creative freedom and amazingly life like drawing effects (in this instance brush strokes that look real and perfect colour blends)


In a way I feel like I am completing a creative circle by adding this phase to my work, as most of my paintings are based on photographic images I have taken. Getting the finished work printed on canvas is a great way to visually display my work that all to often only gets seen digitally...


Will digital painting replace fine artists who paint in a more traditional way on canvas... I don't think so and I really hope it doesn't. What they do is masterful in its own way - digital art is merely a new exciting way for creatives to express themselves.


"See you soon in front of my lens..." 



Koi