Digital art is a general term for a range of artistic works and practices that use digital technology as an essential part of the creative and/or presentation process. In an expanded sense, “digital art” is a term applied to contemporary art that uses the methods of mass production or digital media. Since the 1980s, various names have been used to describe the process including computer art and multimedia art, and digital art is itself placed under the larger umbrella term new media art and Photography and computer designs are very much part of visual communication stream. For many aspiring digital designers high cost and affordability is the question when it comes to working on professional design program like Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and CorelDraw, I liberally rely on other free open source software’s like GIMP, photoscape, inkspace, paint.net and Scribus, and the list goes on if you search the net for your specific needs.
Now that I am semi-retired I devote more of my time by conducting classes, workshops, presentations for the past few years and presently working as Faculty for photography & computer designs in Visual Art Department, College of Fine arts of International repute at Chennai, TN India.
All my digital artworks are derivatives of a photograph from my years of huge collections and I browse and pick one at random, frame in mind as what I am up to and work on them to render an artistic and creative touch to obtain the desired output. I choose any digital mixed media; whether it is contemporary or vintage, altered or manipulated photography, mixtures of different genres of all types and artfully manipulate in a simple yet in a striking manner to render maximum visual impact that will illustrate an artful result. (Sample digital work as above)