A common phrase you may hear in the real world is “… my 5 year old child could paint that …”. This is usually referring to abstract painting, you know, the ones that look like my kid painted it. Quite possibly the 5 year old could do that. Would that be the same for digital art?
I have no desire to present an argument for one or the other. I suppose I could define what abstract painting is, but I won’t, I’m lazy and that would require too much concentrated thinking. Today is not a day for thinking.
Here’s a link to a definition of abstract painting.
Digital Abstract – my take
For me, creating an abstract digital painting seems incredibly easy only because of my familiarity with digital paint tools.
Digital painting is not at all messy. There is no paint to pour, or dribble, or flail wildly about with a paint brush, well, no wait, yes I can, but I never get it on my clothes.
Just like in the real world, digital abstract can become incredibly difficult if you don’t know when to stop.
Another down side is that they are digital, which means they look best on a high resolution electronic screen. You could use a service and print to canvas but they would lack that tactile effect a great number of abstract paintings incorporate.
Anyway, as I often remind readers (and myself) “… I don’t claim to be a writer … “ so it’s not like I could go on endlessly talking about digital abstract, instead I’ll show what I came up with this past week.
Digital Abstract Painting #1
The following image is what I will refer to as my first “official” digital abstract painting. I think I might make this a thing, at least for the next few weeks. This is based upon how easily my first image came to be. The first high is always the best. It will be interesting to see if over time I become dissatisfied with my abstract endeavours (probably).
I thought it might be more useful if I include closeups. Images posted on the web tend to be of low quality, especially on Mobile.
Annnd … no more talk, just show the image — c’mon man!
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