The next generation of creative minds are taking to the internet and the web to create the next generation’s digital masterpiece.
In an age where we’re constantly inundated with imagery and images of people’s faces and faces of the world, we’ve come to expect it, yet it can feel like an increasingly distant and inaccessible world.
“The internet is becoming a kind of digital painting studio,” said one creative director in an interview with The Verge.
“You’re painting and you’re not actually getting anywhere.”
What’s the right tool to help you get started?
We talked to five artists who have been creating digital murals using the free online tools available on the internet.
Here are their tips for creating your own masterpiece, and how to use them to your advantage.1.
Use the internet as a canvas1.
The internet is a canvasYou can’t paint with paintbrush alone.
You need to be able to apply a variety of brushes to paint a variety, and a variety can be used to create multiple pictures.
“A good brush is one that is very forgiving,” said artist and painter Nick Deakins, who started painting murals online a few years ago.
“I like to work with acrylics, acrylics with small pores, with fine lines and small wrinkles.
I like to get it right the first time.”2.
Use digital tools to create a range of different backgrounds, backgrounds with multiple dimensions, and backgrounds with different compositions.
“It’s like painting with an abstract brush,” said photographer Alex Gershoff.
“So you’ll see a lot of different ways to use the same brush to create different landscapes.”3.
Try to think outside the boxYou can use a variety.
You can create a mural from a single photograph, or you can use different cameras to shoot different angles and different backgrounds.
“You can have an entire mural from just a single photo,” said Gershefs.
“But there are different techniques you can apply to your mural.”4.
Choose the right tools for the jobYou can also make a mural with multiple different types of brushes and tools, but you can’t do it with just one tool.
“There’s a huge difference between painting with a brush and using a spray paint,” said Deakens.
“The spray paint is a very abstract painting technique, but the brush is a much more direct painting technique.”
“A spray paint can take a long time to dry,” said Alex Groskow, a photographer and the creator of the popular digital painting website Imgur.
“With a brush, it takes like 20 minutes to dry.”5.
Try new techniquesYou can try different methods to get a different effect, but there’s no single tool that will give you the perfect result.
“Most of the time you need to start with something very simple and see how it looks in real life,” said deakens, adding that the most important thing is to experiment and experiment.