How to Create Digital Art for Beginners with Free Tools

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Digital art is an umbrella term that encompasses many types of media. 

But in this article, we will take a closer look at the basic types of digital art: photography, painting and drawing. 

Photography is a type of digital art that uses images to communicate ideas. The images must be captured with a camera or some other optical device in order for them to be considered photographs. 

Painting and drawing are types of digital art that use software or hardware tools to create pictures on a computer screen or other surface like paper. They can be created through traditional means such as an inkwell and paintbrush. 

In the world of digital art, there are different types of art that can be created with the help of a computer. They are mainly classified by the tools that an artist uses. 

There are many digital painting tools available in the market for digital artists to choose from. Some people believe that software like Photoshop and Corel Painter have made digital art redundant as they can create stunning artwork using their traditional mediums. However, there are digital artists who disagree and find it necessary to use a combination of traditional and digital media for their work. 


Tools for Drawing, Painting and Raster Graphics 

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Drawing tools that can be used with a tablet or a computer are referred to as vector graphics drawing tools. Vector drawing tools use geometric shapes such as lines, curves and points, which are represented by mathematical equations. 

Some of the popular vector graphics drawing tools are Adobe Illustrator and CorelDraw X8. These two software packages are not free but they offer advanced features like the ones you would find in Adobe Photoshop or CorelDRAW X7. 

Vector graphics drawing tools primarily use computers to draw but you can also make hand-drawn illustrations with them. 

As opposed to pixel-based raster graphics editing software like Photoshop, these vector programs can be scaled up without losing resolution or clarity because every image is comprised of mathematically described shapes rather than pixels – just like the way old Nintendo games used to look when blown up on an HDTV screen. 


Painting Techniques for Beginners 

There are many different painting techniques for beginners to explore. If you are looking for a new way to express yourself, you should explore all of the different techniques and see which ones suit your needs the best. 

Drawing a face is one of the most popular beginner paintings. This technique is often seen in elementary school classrooms because it is easy and provides an opportunity for children to practice their drawing skills. 

The most popular, and easiest, painting technique that takes very little time and supplies is finger painting. Finger painting can be done by first lining up cups or bowls on a table or cutting out shapes from paper plates and placing them on the table as well. Then, using paint-soaked fingers, kids can use their hands like paint brushes to create pictures with their fingers. 

The most important thing to note when painting is that it is not the end goal. My goal was not to produce a product, instead I wanted to just have fun, experiment and create something.