The Digitized Artist

Art has many forms of expression. From a stick and charcoal to a pen mouse and a tablet device a creative mind will use any tool to express the emotion of its artistic vision. The Age of Technology has presented an array of software and apps with the ability to emulate traditional art mediums and combine them in ways that they can not be used naturally. The artist can now use oil paint with watercolor and chalk in the same composition with ease.

Much like traveling with a sketchbook, pencils and brushes, these art apps can accompany an artist on a mobile device, tablets or phones, making it easy to capture an idea with a drawing or the eye of a camera. Once an idea is digitized it can easily turn into multiple pieces of art by using digital brushes, blending modes and color shifts, or elements from multiple photos, or other artistic drawings, shapes, textures, and even light.

Now the imagination takes wing as the digital tools open new avenues of expression for the artist to explore. Jeanne Downing has done just that as she has combined her traditional artwork with digitally created backgrounds. Then she has digitized her artwork, using parts of it along with design elements, digitally executed, to create Gift Tags, Journal Covers, and new works of art.

Jeanne is a teacher at heart, and for decades has shared her art techniques with others, travel teaching, written books, design packets, produced DVDs, and online classes. She also is sharing what she is learning in the digital world at art conferences, online, and DVDs Just for Artists.

Though a traditional artist, Jeanne Downing is evolving into a Digitized Artist as well.

Jeanne Downing Decorative Art Designs
468 43rd St., Loveland, CO 80538-1777
Phone: (970) 667-1006 Fax: (970) 667-6902

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The Digitized Artist

Art has many forms of expression. From a stick and charcoal to a pen mouse and a tablet device a creative mind will use any tool to express the emotion of its artistic vision. The Age of Technology has presented an array of software and apps with the ability to emulate traditional art mediums and combine them in ways that they can not be used naturally. The artist can now use oil paint with watercolor and chalk in the same composition with ease.

Much like traveling with a sketchbook, pencils and brushes, these art apps can accompany an artist on a mobile device, tablets or phones, making it easy to capture an idea with a drawing or the eye of a camera. Once an idea is digitized it can easily turn into multiple pieces of art by using digital brushes, blending modes and color shifts, or elements from multiple photos, or other artistic drawings, shapes, textures, and even light.

Now the imagination takes wing as the digital tools open new avenues of expression for the artist to explore. Jeanne Downing has done just that as she has combined her traditional artwork with digitally created backgrounds. Then she has digitized her artwork, using parts of it along with design elements, digitally executed, to create Gift Tags, Journal Covers, and new works of art.

Jeanne is a teacher at heart, and for decades has shared her art techniques with others, travel teaching, written books, design packets, produced DVDs, and online classes. She also is sharing what she is learning in the digital world at art conferences, online, and DVDs Just for Artists.

Though a traditional artist, Jeanne Downing is evolving into a Digitized Artist as well.

Jeanne Downing Decorative Art Designs
468 43rd St., Loveland, CO 80538-1777
Phone: (970) 667-1006 Fax: (970) 667-6902

Expressions of Elegance

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