Category Archives: DIGITAL ART

4 awesome photo manipulations by Leo Rocha

When asking Leo Rocha about making striking images to publicise Ecuador and its tourism, I wonder whether the tourism board of this country knew that they were in for a treat! I do not know for you but we think here at Art-Pie that these are pretty awesome and we definitely want to go and check out Ecuador now!.

Made by Koenig & Partners ad agency. CGI by Luiz Alves and Javier Porcel. Retouch by Leo Rocha, Ramon Saroldi and Marceu Lobo.All you need is Ecuador | Art-Pie All you need is Ecuador | Art-Pie All you need is Ecuador | Art-Pie All you need is Ecuador | Art-Pie

Centuries-Old Japanese Woodblock Prints Meet Animated GIFs

We’ve all seen these ancient centuries-old technique of prints, what about mixing some GIF animation and totally change how you see the art.

The artist is Segawa Atsuki, who uses Adobe Photoshop and After Effects to create the movement which often clashes with the subject background and throw in some Sci-File wonders.

We like the “Segways” one! The last one is a cracker too!

Which one do you like? Comment below!

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You can see more of Segawa thirty-seven’s woodblock print animations on his Twitter. (via Spoon & Tamago)

Three of the best painting apps available today

For a long time, artists have had to rely on their desktops and laptops to do work. Even with the dawn of smartphones, which are now as powerful as some PCs that were released over a decade ago, people still preferred working with their traditional computing devices. That all changed, however, when tablets were popularized by Apple. Now, professional artists can work in the comfort of their own home as well as on trains or buses when they need to do some work en route to the office.

If you’re in the business of producing art for a living, and are a tablet user, here are three apps that you might want to consider using.

Tayasui Sketches
Let’s start with the one of the most basic apps out there. If you don’t need a lot of advanced tools for drawing on your tablet, TayasuiSketches can be a good app for you. It is very easy to get used to, with over 8 essential brushes for users to choose from including watercolors, charcoals, and pencils. It’s free but those who are willing to pay for its premium fee get two extra brushes. It’s also a great tool for creating quick sketches and portraits.

We included a few examples of what can be achieved with the app

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ArtFlow is being marketed as a tool for kids but with over 70 paint brushes to choose from, it can easily become a professional’s best friend. It even has support for pressure-sensitive pens to help artists turn their tablet into a proper digital canvass.

What’s great about ArtFlow is that it supports high-resolution digital canvasses for up to 4096×4096. If you’re planning to use this resolution, however, make sure to keep an eye on your battery life. The last thing you want is to loose unsaved work. Alchemy Bet, an associate of the software company that runs Spin Genie Slots, suggests that people should check for apps that are running in the background and close them to save battery life. If possible, artists should only rely on WiFi and not data to save on juice since most tablets have short battery lives especially Apple products.

We included screenshots of the app

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Now this is for the seasoned veterans out there. Procreate is a fine app from world-renowned app maker Savage Interactive that allows people to create quick and accurate drawings of highly-detailed and striking artworks. It has advanced features such as GPU accelerated filters, and even a 64-bit support for high-end tablets. Check out the artworks that you can create with Procreate and see just how amazing this app is for work and leisure.

We included screenshots of the app

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Do you have a favorite painting or drawing app that you use for work? Share them with us in the comments section below.

10 inspiring photo manipulation by Erik Johansson

This is no the first time we write about Erik Johansson and his extraordinary ability to photo manipulate daily life scenes. Erik  is a full time photographer and retoucher from Sweden.

Erik doesn’t capture moments, he capture ideas in the form of little pieces which he later turn into an imaginative photo manipulation.

We included 10 inspiring works from this digital artist as well as video from Erik who explains how he goes about to create such images. It is definitely worth a watch!

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Find out how Erik does it!