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us: Painting--Digital techniques


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    • us: Computer painting
    • us: Digital painting
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    • found: Work cat: Palmer, M. Painting without paint, 2016: p. 6 (you need only your tablet and a finger; painting on the tablet screen is similar to traditional painting, and if you use a brush stylus, it is even closer)
    • found: Turning Points Arts website, Apr. 13, 2017 (What is digital painting? Digital painting is an emerging art form in which traditional painting techniques (such as watercolor, oils, impasto, etc.) are applied by means of a computer, a digitizing tablet and stylus, and software)
    • found: Prince George's Community College course list, viewed online June 7, 2017 (ART-2640 - Computer Painting: In-depth use and investigation of bit-mapped graphics (paint) programs)
    • found: Wikipedia, Apr. 13, 2017 (Digital painting. Digital painting is a method of creating an art object (painting) digitally and/or a technique for making digital art in the computer. As a technique, it refers to a computer graphics software program that uses a virtual canvas and virtual painting box of brushes, colors and other supplies. Digital painting differs from other forms of digital art, particularly computer-generated art, in that it does not involve the computer rendering from a model. The artist uses painting techniques to create the digital painting directly on the computer. All digital painting programs try to mimic the use of physical media through various brushes and paint effects. Included in many programs are brushes that are digitally styled to represent the traditional style like oils, acrylics, pastels, charcoal, pen and even media such as airbrushing)
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