Digital Art

This gallery contains a variety of artwork created by digital software. When I first started out on my artistic career, I never imagined that I would use the computer to create. I was heavily focused on airbrush before I quickly realized that I would have to master the skill quickly in order to make a career out of it. To be honest, I didn’t know how long it would take before I would master this technique and I didn’t have the patience. At the time, everyone else I knew was considering using the computer as an artistic tool, so I figured, why not me? It all started with Painter. I had an instructor that was very good at using the computer, but horrible at teaching the software. He was particularly fond of shortcuts, which at the time, was way over my head. We were using Apple computers in the classroom, and had projects that had to be turned in every week. In order to turn in the assignments on time, we had to spend time in the computer lab outside of the class. There were two problems with this. The first problem was that there were not enough computers for everyone to use. Every time I went to the lab, it was always full and your only option was to wait for someone to leave, which didn’t usually happen for me. The second problem was that the lab was only open certain hours during the day and night. That didn’t correlate with my school or work schedule. So…..I decided to invest in my own Apple computer. For a college student, that was like buying a used car. Even though that was back in 2000, I remember paying almost $5,000 for my first computer. It was one of the best decisions I made in college! I now had freedom to learn this new skill at my own convenience. View the gallery for samples of digital art created with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.