History Of Digital Prints
The origins of digital artwork can be traced back to 1963 when MIT student Ivan Sutherland created the first digital drawing program--Sketchpad, which allowed the user to manipulate digital objects using a light pen on a monitor. The first commercially-available software drawing program, MacPaint by Apple Computers, followed in 1984. However, Adobe Systems software set industry standards by releasing Adobe Illustrator for the Apple Macintosh in 1986, followed by Photoshop in 1991. Even today when there are myriad graphic programs and applications geared toward digital art creation and photo manipulation, Adobe programs still remain the most widely-used by digital artists and photographers today. Other popular digital artwork software includes Corel Painter, ArtRage, and Krita.
Decorating With Digital Prints
As with any other artwork, it’s ideal to select work that complements your existing decor in both color, style, and composition. If there are specific colors in your room that you’d like to emphasize, look for digital works which feature that color. For a harmonious look, pay attention to the lines (whether curvy or angular) in your artwork to see if they echo the lines in your room. For a more eclectic, eye-catching look, find work with colors that contrast with its surroundings, but in complementary hues. If you like the look of traditional paintings, purchase ready-to-hang digital canvas prints--as this material lends weight and texture to artwork created in a virtual platform. For help with your search, view Saatchi Art’s curated collection of digital prints now.
Gifting With Digital Prints
Digital tools allow artists and photographers to create visually arresting, often dreamlike effects, making digital prints terrific gifts for those who love futuristic, unusual, and/or surrealistic images. Also, the wide stylistic range of digital artwork ensures that you’ll find suitable works for those who love painting, drawing, collage, or photography. Fans of abstract works may enjoy Surreal by David Lane, minimal 2 by Odon Wirgin, and Obsolete by Snow Yunxue Fu. Those who enjoy surrealistic works may appreciate Alice by Angela O-Donnell and on tiptoe by Alessandro Malzanini. Rest assured that all unframed open edition prints can be returned to Saatchi Art within seven days of receipt if your gift recipient isn’t fully satisfied.