PE: Digital Art Galleries - Part 1
Today we're learning a bit more about the following 3 digital art subcategories:
- Animals & Plants/Animals
Let's get started!
The Abstract subcategory can be found in the following digital art categories:
Digital Art / Drawings / Abstract
Digital Art / Paintings & Airbrushing / Abstract
Digital Art / Mixed Media / Abstract
Digital Art / Miscellaneous / Abstract
"Abstract art uses a visual language of form, color and line to create a composition which may exist with a degree of independence from visual references in the world." Wikipedia
The abstract digital galleries keep all the abstract, non-figurative, non-objective and non-representational digital artworks. These pieces have no reference to any figurative reality, depicts real forms in a simplified or rather reduced way, and many times represent a subjective vision of an idea, feeling or situation. It's a common error to think abstract art has no meaning, just cause it doesn't depict recognizable scenes or objects. A great definition by Herbert Read will clear this up a bit:
"In practice we call "abstract" all works of art which, though they may start from the artist's awareness of an object in the external world, proceed to make a self-consistent and independent aesthetic unity in no sense relying on an objective equivalence."
In words of an excellent proffessional digital artist of this site, quite specialized in abstract art:
"Abstract art is a representation of cross dimensions in phsyics, in real life and in alternative realities for me, it's the question and it's the journey to the answer and all the emotions and feelings it radiates for me in a journey within a journey while i am discovering it." - `archanN
Now, some brilliant examples of abstract digital art:
Animals & Plants/Animals
The Animals & Plants/Animals subcategories can be found in the following digital art categories:
Digital Art / Drawings / Animals
Digital Art / Paintings & Airbrushing / Animals
Digital Art / Mixed Media / Animals & Plants
Digital Art / Miscellaneous / Animals & Plants
The Animals/ Animals & Plants categories under Digital art gallery are focused on depicting the likeness of fauna and flora (just fauna in case of the animals galleries). This means the main part of the artwork must be one of this elements, so it must excel from the rest of the elements depicted in the piece. When submitting an artwork to the Animals & Plants subcategories, it doesn't really need to have both fauna and flora on it, it can be focused on animals, plants or both. Even if this sounds quite obvious, I know many people wonder about it
One common error is to submit fantasy creatures with animal or plants similarities or characteristics to the animals & plants categories. Just in case you're hesitating, fantasy creatures goes under fantasy galleries, even if this creatures look like animals or plants.
Now, some brilliant examples of the animals/animals & plants digital art galleries:
The fantasy subcategory can be found in the following digital art categories:
Digital Art > Drawings > Fantasy
Digital Art > Paintings & Airbrushing > Fantasy
Digital Art > Mixed Media > Fantasy
Digital Art > Miscellaneous > Fantasy
These galleries keeps all those pieces with fantasy elements on it. They can be creatures, structures, situations, locations, objects or all of them!
"Fantasy is a genre that uses magic and other supernatural phenomena as a primary element of plot, theme, and/or setting. Many works within the genre take place in fictional worlds where magic is common." (Wikipedia - [link]
Beware, don't mistake Fantasy and Sci-fi galleries. Sci-fi keeps the science-fiction related artworks, usually showing futuristic, space-related and high-technology element, always based in real facts, while Fantasy portrays supernatural elements that cannot be real not in the present nor in the future, and not based in scientific facts.
Some examples of the Fantasy gallery's typical artworks: