Technology has infiltrated every industry including arts and the big question is whether you should go traditional or digital, well, that is an autonomous decision, but what we do know is that digital arts are much easier to create when compared to traditional. The latter, however, is more valuable and expensive when it comes to market value, and in many cases, it could be patented thus remains unique.

Images created digitally can be transferred to canvas and used for décor, the same goes for the traditionally made canvas prints. Be careful, however, not to confuse canvas transfer with the process of printing digital images directly to canvas. Digital drawing, are the types of drawings made using the graphics software, so if you are looking to sharpen your drawing skills then you better get pencil and paper because digital drawing per se, wouldn’t do much to boost your career.

Digital Art pitfalls to avoid

We are not asking you to achieve perfection within the first day of digital printing but there are some common mistakes that seem rather intentional and which might make digital art seem hard. So below are some of the digital art pitfalls and their solution.

Get inspiration

We all have role models, who have done marvelous things but went through hardships at first; learning from other people’s mistakes is the best way of finding your footing in digital arts. You can, therefore, go through what other people have done before, and from there create something unique of your own. Through inspiration from other artists, it becomes a lot easier for you to come up with unique ideas, in essence, therefore, is that you should not start painting without an idea in mind.

Don’t incorporate too many details

Art is just like writing a paragraph, you want your image to communicate, and not leave your audience confused. Too much detail in your piece of art will make it look busy and even though it is beautiful, it will not be able to send a clear message. The idea is that the intricate eye-catching details should provide direction, flow, and focus.

Don’t overuse pure white

The white and black colors are used to achieve form, many beginner painters will, therefore, use too much of these colors and end up with a blown piece of art. The later insinuates that all other important information has been blocked out except for the colors.

In nature pure white is normally found in the various sources of light such as the moon, the sun, or the lighting at home.

Incorporate the cool and warm colors effectively

The best way to incorporate the cool and warm colors is by first looking at them from a natural point of view, and here you should observe the color hue of the shadows and the bright parts. A good example would be to look the sunny days and see how different it is from a cloudy day, you will notice that on the sunny days the shadows tend to be cooler, and with shades of blue, whereas the light parts are a bit warmer.