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A Beginner’s Guide To Creating The Perfect Digital Art Piece

When art is brought to speech, a substantial amount of thoughts might come to your mind, such as traditional art, digital art, music, new media art, and more.

And in this comprehensive guide, we’re going to take a precise look at digital art and music.

What’s their origin, how they combine together, tools that are utilized both from music and digital art.

And finally, we’ll take a look at some famous artists, known for their incredible music and digital art skills.

Keep reading for all the interesting facts and topics we have for you. You’ll find out why music and digital art play an essential role in our everyday life.

Digital Art

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To make things more transparent for you, we will start by explaining what both terms mean. And you’ll also find out how you can use each form of art in your everyday life.

Digital art dates back to the distant 1970. It might seem like a simple term at first glance, but digital art has gone through some significant shifts throughout time. It came up to the world with many different names, some of which are computer art and multimedia art.

Digital art, or multimedia art, whatever you prefer, is an artistic work or practice. It is mainly utilized upon digital technologies to create attractive and compelling artworks.

A modern word for digital art these days would be new media art. In fact, new media art combines all different digital practices and artworks.

Truth be told, the digital space thrives at enormous speed throughout our everyday lives. With each year passing, new phones, tablets, and laptops are released to improve the customer experience. So traditional art such as drawing, painting, and music have all been transferred into the thriving digital world.

More often than not, a digital artist is someone who uses digital technologies to produce art on a digital platform.

However, when it comes to digital artists, It’s worth mentioning the other essential part that makes the equation completed

Music

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Music, simply put, is a form of art. Or we can also call it a cultural activity.

When it comes to music, it’s vital to mention that a couple of crucial parts related to music – pitch, rhythm, dynamics, and, of course, timbre and texture.

All those pillars, combined together, create a beautiful and pleasant form of art called music.

As you already know, the art of music can come into different styles. The most familiar ones are rap, classical, rock, and some more.

Typically, for music to be produced on a high and exceptional level, music artists must use a wide array of instruments.

In the modern world, music means the art of creating songs, tunes, and symphonies.

Ancient Greek and Indian philosophers explained music as tones ordered horizontally as melodies and vertically as harmonies.

Truth be told, people in the past were also keen on the art of music. And they left a massive impact on today’s music evolution.

So after going through the basics of both music and digital art, let’s see how they combine. And what happens once a bond between those two aspects of art is established.

How Music And Digital Art Come Together

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One of the most popular and fascinating ways to combine digital art and music is through movie productions. Believe it or not, movies are also a form of digital art and are perfectly combined with music so they can engagingly compel the watcher.

As a matter of fact, song videos are also created by establishing a strong bond between music and digital art. Song videos might fall into the chart of movie production; however, they come in their own unique shape. Some of the most popular songs on YouTube today feature astonishing music and digital art production.

A lot of designers think of digital art as their leading career. As you know, a substantial amount of designers help businesses create logos, videos, websites, etc.

Digital art, bonded with music, helps companies present their products in a very compelling way through videos.

And one last way where digital art combines perfectly with music is the gaming industry. This is something that literally hooks thousands, and even, millions of people. What captures people’s attention is incredible graphics and storylines. And this all comes together thanks to digital art and music.

Tools For Digital Art And Music

To come up with a state-of-the-art piece, made from both digital art and music, you’ll need to use some tools and digital software to make this happen.

And here are few, that will definitely help you to produce impressive digital artworks.

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Looking to create symmetrical images and endless patterns? Then Amaziograph is the right program for you. Also, if you’re simply looking to create perfect geometric figures, the Isometric tool would be the ideal fit for you.

If you are just starting out with mixing and remixing music, then you simply can’t go wrong with Chordion. It is featured only on iOS. The beauty of Chordion is that it allows harmony and melody to go together at the same pace.

Maybe you are a DJ, and all you need to improve your style are well-structured loop sounds tempos. If that’s the case, our recommendation would be Figure. This one is also featured on iOS.

Or you’re probably a graphic designer, and you want to add text, borders, shades, to your image or logo to make it compelling enough. If so, you are more than welcome to check A Beautiful Mess. It’s a 100% reliable tool, and it is definitely worth it.

Another cool program that suits perfectly for sound experiments is Toca Band. It mixes and matches arrays of musical characters on a three-tiered section. This allows you to create a masterpiece in the art of music.

History Of Music And Digital Art

When it comes down to Digital Art, it really couldn’t exist without any digital technology such as computers.

The construction of the first digital machine started in 1943. However, digital art came to the world later in 1965. When the first computer was created or also the so-called “ENIAC,” people started exploring digital art in the early stages. Yet, it took some time for people than to really understand the capabilities of modern technology we use today.

But, a German artist, named Frieder Nake, managed to create an algorithm. It tells the computer to draw a series of shapes to express artwork. For those unfamiliar with technical terms, an algorithm means a set of actions and instructions that tell a digital machine what to do.

Those shapes, made for Frieder Nake, were one of the first beginnings of digital art.

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However, the art of music features a whole different story. It is proven by archaeologists that music dates back to 40,000 years ago. Some archaeologists have found flutes (bones with pierced holes on the top). It’s thought that they are blown at the one end, similar to the Japanese shakuhachi (bamboo music instruments used for blowing meditation). We could easily say that those are the first beginnings of the art of music.

India features probably one of the oldest musical traditions in the world.

When it comes to musical instruments, China takes the top place. The Asian country features the oldest and most extensive collection of musical instruments dating back to 7000 to 6000 BC.

Today, in our world, digital art and music are used to create genuine state-of-the-art innovations. Many artists use digital technology combined with music either to make music or to create masterpiece images.

Popular Artists

In this final section, we are going to present to you some of the most notable digital and musical artists in the world.

When it comes to CGI (computed-generated imaginary), there wouldn’t be a better artist than David McLeod. CGI is used in filmmaking to create lifelike special effects to fascinate the watcher compellingly. David is an Australian native and a digital artist. His animations are truly amazing. You can simply head to his website (davidmcleod.com) and check more.

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When the “King of Pop” is pronounced, only one name comes to mind. And that is Michael Jackson. Excluding his extraordinary life, the music he made before his death in 2009 was simply fascinating. At the time, we could easily say that he was one of the best, if not the best, artists in the world.

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If you are keen on underwater photos and colored cloud photos, then you would definitely fall in love with Alberto Seveso’s artwork. He is famous for his high-speed photography series, some of which are A Due Colori, Medicina Rossa, Disastro Ecologico. If you would like to check more of Alberto’s work, you can head to burdu976.com/phs.

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