Friday, August 03, 2012

Digital fine art?

Does anybody know of any artist doing Fine Art (as opposed for advertising for example, doesn't matter if it is abstract or representative) paintings or drawings with digital tools, and making a living off it?
How do they do it? Selling prints? Or has anybody found a way to sell Art digitally, successfully?
(I'm doubtful. For one thing people tend to like to get something physical when it's something they really like, and that would be the only reason to buy Art. For another thing there is not yet any market or tradition around displaying fine art on screens.)


umbra said...

some people sell prints on Deviantart, some are making nice money but most are just students and I think their earnings are minimal or modest.

KC Aussie said...

I don't know if any of the people showcased on the website below for the iPad app "Paper" make money from their art, but there are some wonderful pieces on display:

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Thanks, that's always worth taking in.

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

"Paper" is really fun to look with, and it's easy to make something good looking, the colors and effects are well chosen.

But: unfortunately one soon runs into the very tight limitations. You can't use more colors than the nine they have selected for you (!), there are no layers, you can't change the width of the pen tool, etc.

It's a pity, because I really like the look, especially of the watercolor tool. Does anybody know a more complete app with similar paint effects?