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In the digital age, we’re afforded quite a few luxuries. The ability to get our Starbucks order ready before we even set foot inside, autotune our own voices, watch Youtube videos in transit. And these are just things to do because we can. In practical applications, Creative Professionals have more opportunities than ever to craft their art however they’d like. Whether it’s a full on digital manipulation, some choice post-production touches, or just adjusting the light settings on your digital device, the possibilities are wider than ever. To examine a few stellar examples of digital art, here’s a collection of work made highly atmospheric through digital.
This photographer took it old-school and used only the tools on his digital camera to produce this photograph in An Android’s Memories. By considering his surroundings and carefully setting the white balance, he uses the artificial lights near the tree to produce an eerie, almost mechanical atmosphere. The concept behind this set is fascinating: what you’re seeing is “a direct download from a depressed android’s mind.” We highly recommend viewing the set with the accompanying track.
This retrofuturistic cityscape, complete with a space-age diner and transportation via tube, was achieved via Matte Painting. Although this technique used to consist of painting realistic environments for use in film (like The Wizard of Oz and Citizen Kane), today, these worlds can be created digitally. Click into the project to see each new version layer on in the making-of video.
If you scroll through this entire project under the assumption that you’re looking at miniature models, we don’t blame you. But really, those aren’t tiny models positioned in a felt landscape, but some guys in Hawaii captured via Tilt Shift photography. This is a technique that uses selective focus and shallow depth of field, often to simulate miniatures scenes. Noa Emberson nails it, and gets quite the reception from Behance members.
Sometimes, when digital is most impressive is when it outranks the abilities of our own eyes. Such is the case in The Redemption of Uriel. Though this piece is manipulated, the detail in the man’s face is incredible – his every pore and line is on display for us to see in a way we couldn’t, even face-to-face with him. The landscape behind him is majestic, and took the artist two weeks of drawing, 3D rendering, and overpainting to perfect.
To see more inspiring images for this article, check out this Digital Art album that our curators put together on Veer.com. If you like what you see, sign up for a Veer account for a choice selection of affordable stock photography. Bonus – new registrants get 10 free credits.