(Note: This article covers digital painters and drawers, not artists who use photo manipulation.)
Digital art has been slowly developing over the last two decades, yet its full glory began to shine in the last ten years, and its still expanding. With possibilities changing and developing day by day, artists who choose this field as their working area, have it easier than ever. The backside of this artistry are the prices of the tools, since the whole equipment costs a few pennies more than the traditional pencils (whose prices rose to the heaven too!). Another positive fact about digital art is the fact that you can draw or paint everywhere, plus there is no mess at and around your workspace to deal with. Book publishers rely on digital artists, since those artworks can be completed much faster as traditional ones, and can be changed to their liking. The last traditionaly drawn book covers that we remember, were on the old Harry Potter books, which (hopefully) everyone has on their shelves by now. Even Tolkien novels have been redesigned and are now covered in digitaly created imaginery, which only shows how booming this part of the art business is. Gaming world as we know it today would not be possible without such talents, because no matter what your gaming style is, you can be sure that there are many talented artists behind those beautiful sceneries you run through in Skyrim, or the amazing characters you get to be in Battlefield. Behind all that, work, (mostly) anonymously great minds and great talents, who should be appreciated. This article is bringing you closer a couple of authors favorite digital artists, and their amazing artworks. Enjoy.
Marta Dahlig. One of the most famous digital artists on DeviantArt. She publishes one artwork a year, and sometimes none, but when she does it does not cease to amaze us. Her work has been featured in many leading magazines, books and articles, and undoubtfully, she deserves every single word of it.
Sam Spratt. Still at a very younge age, he managed to make himself prominent just by his talent, which led him to the opportunity to create many movie and documentary covers, music album artworks and solo exhibitions. What’s so special about his art is the style – creating digitally, looking traditional.
Eelis Kyttänen. Finnish artist, with a great sense for amazing landscapes, and gloomy atmospheres.
Randis Albion. Artist who does gaming backgrounds and characters too.