Technology Empowers Digital Art
Where, in the past, the only option for digital drawing was with a mouse, today, your kids can pick up a Wacom or other brand of digital drawing tablet and draw digitally with greater accuracy, precision and ease than ever before.
• Benefits of Digital Art in a Nutshell
• Limitless application of digital art to real-life professions, products and hobbies
• From anime, to animation and the clothes they wear, kids are exposed to - and inspired by - digital art on a regular basis
• Automation and technology empowers artists, not replace them
• Digital art is easily sharable, less messy and doesn't require extra space or storage
• Basic software and hardware is now inexepnsive, ranging from free to less than 90 dollars.
Art, in all its mediums, is a powerful way for children to express themselves and explore the world around them. And today, with technological advances, digital art has become a viable tool for creative expression, with many advantages over traditional artistic choices. Read on for more details..
• What are the Benefits of Digital Art?
Let's be clear - all art is amazing, regardless of how it's created. But digital art has some surprising and valuable benefits.
First, we can look at the cost. While the initial investment in an introductory drawing tablet is about 50-80 dollars, it's got a nearly unlimited lifespan and is uable across multiple machines. Traditional art supply costs also add up. Pencils, pens, paint and drawing books or canvas can pile up over time, both literally and figuratively.
If we look at Adobe Photoshop as an example, your child can experiment with hundreds of different brush effects that emulate real brushes. They can doodle and draw, discard and restart images as frequently as they wish. No paint spills, broken crayons or dried up markers with no caps. This saves money compared to the ongoing cost of purchasing brushes, paints and expensive papers. It also frees your child to experiment as they see fit, with no fear of criticism over wasted materials.
The safety of experimenting without worrying about wasted materials and supplies is a significant advantage of digital art. Even if they are drawing something that hasn't been seen before, mistakes don't have an expensive price tag attached - just hit the undo button, roll back the history and start again.
Mastering the basics of the most common digital art tools opens up opportunities and ideas - digital arts can encompass a world of creativity from animation to 3D printing to game design. It's no exaggeration to say that today's tech tools have opened up a new realm of possibilities for kids who want to express themselves artistically and higher productivity in the industries already embracing them.
But most importantly, our kids are exposed to and inspired by digital art on a regular basis. From YouTube animators to animes, kids love and identify with these forms of story telling, and digital arts allows them to create what they see. James Rallison, Odd1sOut creator started with very simple oval-shap pased animations. In 8 years, he's grown to over 18 million subscribers and ventured into physical products from board games to plushies and more.
Finally, digital art can be shared easily. Children thrive on feedback, and what better way to receive it than online, in nurturing and supportive art-centric groups? Sharing work also encourages your child to strive for higher-quality output, streamlining their techniques and discovering new ones. But it doesn't stop there, AI art-generating tools, can serve up great images to stimulate ideas or act as a base for your child's work.
If you have a budding artist in the family, digital art could be an inspiring entry into the world of creativity. Get ready for a new generation of experts!
• Career Opportunities for Budding Digital Artists
Beyond artwork and animation, the landscape of digital arts in professional careers is constantly growing. From fashion and industrial design, to 3D modeling and fabrication, technology makes nearly any form of production more efficeint and streamlined.
Art, in all its mediums, is a powerful way for children to express themselves and explore the world around them. And today, with technological advances, digital art has become a viable tool for creative expression, with many advantages over traditional artistic choices.
Where, in the past, the only option for digital drawing was with a mouse, today, your kids can pick up a Wacom tablet and draw digitally with greater accuracy, precision, and ease than ever before. If you have an apple iPad or a Microsoft Surface Pro, you've also got a fantastic touch-based device for drawing anything you want.
The truth is, there is no way that we, as adults, can prepare ourselves or our children for the artistic landscape 20 or 30 years from now. The art space is transforming so rapidly that we cannot predict what it will look like when they are fully grown - but giving our kids the ability to think about and create art with the latest technologies is sure to be a great advantage.
Will your child grow up as a designer for a major company, a 3D printing expert, or the next art superstar? With digital arts as part of their creative toolkit, they'll have the best chance of making it happen. So don't hold back - get your kids involved in creating digital art today and let them explore this exciting field's possibilities! Who knows, you could have a Picasso or a Monet of the 21st century living in your house!
• Are Traditional Arts Obsolete?
Absolutly NOT! We encourage everyone to explore both digital and traditional means of creating. We have been running a print magazine for over 12 years and believe in physical or "traditional" mediums. Any chance an artist has to create on paper or with a physical instrument is important. Even more, it's important creators are able to take part in a community beyond social media or chatting online. The inspiriaton we get form being in the same room as others who share similar passions will never be obsolete.