After acquiring a computer, I discovered graphic software and the world of digital collage. I started taking online classes related to Photoshop and digital art. Then, I enrolled in some traditional art classes taught by a professional artist. I began to mix traditional art techniques with a modern medium.
I blend images together by using a combination of collage, composite and painting skills. I love digitally altering the world you are familiar with and creating unique visual art that sparks your imagination and tells a new story
What is collage and composite art?
Traditional Collage: a technique of composing art by assembling various materials that normally do not go together, like photos, handmade papers, things from nature, and found objects to create something new.
Digital collage is visual art with a modern take on traditional collage using a computer and software like Photoshop and Affinity Photo. Photos, scanned items, digital papers and digital brushes are all modern counterparts of components used in traditional collage. Just like traditional collage, digital collage is made of many layers coming together in the creation of an original and unique piece of art.
Then what is digital composite art? Digital compositing is a form of visual art that digitally assembles two or more images to make new altered image that blends together, Digital collage is created by layering together virtual image pieces from various sources into a new piece of art that has a common theme but does not create a seamless blend of images. Similar, yet with subtle differences. My art blends composite and collage techniques along with traditional art values to create something original and unique.
I work on a desktop computer and large monitor. My studio is a combination of office and library. As a digital artist, my art is stored on hard drives, so the area where create my art is a one-artist studio!
Social Media: On Instagram I am now lindaleemarlettoart.On Facebook, I am Linda Lee Marletto Art.
Ideas, Upcoming Art and Works In Progress Art
Where do I find inspiration? See my last blog post! I wanted to update Morning Flight. I kept the butterflies but changed everything else. Snack Time was inspired by Munching in the Rain. Again, I kept the idea of rabbits in a garden, but changed almost everything. I kept the paper rabbits, because I like them! My wip was inspired by roses. I want to increase the file size in Wolf Moon Dancer in order to offer larger prints. I usually start over with a blank file and rebuild all the layers, so the new composition is anywhere from slightly different to completely different!
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