How to Start Collecting Digital Art?

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What is Digital Art?

Often, when people think of an art collection, the first imagery that comes to mind is an extensive array of paintings, statues, collages, and rare books or manuscripts. This, for many, has previously been the long-held standard for how to view the world fine art. However, now, as technology and the art world continue to advance, artists have gained new mediums to explore the utmost potential of their creative abilities. Photography, video artists, and digital artists are at forefront of the new modern art wave. This page will explore all about how to navigate and participate in this new digital frontier.

What are the main types of digital art?

Fine-art Photography: Fine-art photography is photography in which an artist captures their imagination and expresses ideas or emotions by utilizing subjects from reality. A fine-art photographer carefully considers the themes and emotions evoked by the subjects of their imagery, and their photographs are often contrasted by the objective reality that the photo portrays and the imagination that the picture inspires. Fine-art photography seeks to capture parts of the world that rejects, intensifies, or comments on reality.

Video Art: Video art is an art form in which uses video footage and audio as a medium of artistic expression. The subjects of video art are incredibly diverse, from natural subject matter to pop culture, and the intended messages are equally wide-ranging. Video art is often abstract or imaginative, but is thus a consistently exciting and captivating form art.

Digital Art: Digital artists are artist who render their works using digital technology as a part in the creative process. Digital art is an umbrella term for a wide variety of artwork subtypes such as digital paintings, animation, sequential art, and stylized vector graphics. These artists are also key contributors in industries such as tv animation and graphic storytelling.

Where to get digital art?

Fine-art photography, video art, and digital art in general, like many of the more traditional forms of art, can be found by touring art galleries. Digital art has already begun to be incorporated in the art market through exhibition in both galleries and museums. Artistic conventions are another avenue in which many artists go to exhibit their work. However, unlike many forms of traditional art, digital art can also be viewed and purchased online in pure digital form. Many artists maintain their own websites, or show portfolios of their work on social media sites such as Instagram and Twitter. Due to their online presence, many artists can be contacted directly for personalized art commissions.

Digital art has a versatility aspect for art collection that traditional mediums do not, and digital artists are also quite varied in the various art forms which they create. Digital artists can sell their work in a wide variety of forms: digital canvas, physical print, stands, art books, and accessories. Digital artists are also known for the creation of art zines, or art magazines, which are collections of artworks created by an artist or small group of artists for publication and sale. Digital artists who specialize in vector graphics or sequential art are also known for character production and character design.

Fine-art photography and video art are some of the most enthralling forms of art in the digital scene. These forms are the most heavily exhibited in museums and galleries for their innovative and eye-catching composition and subject matter.

Why should you collect digital art?

As technology and virtual innovation take over our world, digital art is naturally the art of our evolving times. Digital art, photography, and video are now apart of almost every gallery and prevalent on all social media platforms. Digital art speaks to the new generation of artists and people, who are accustomed to a world where an affinity with the virtual is a basic necessity. According to ARTmine, it is reported the 10% of art collectors globally collect exclusively digital art. The art market has seen many digital works double or triple in value over the past several years. It is now, when the prices for digital art is still below the costs of traditional pieces, that collectors should consider digital art as an addition to their art collections. Digital art is the latest trend in the global art market, and an astute buyer should consider gaining a familiarity with this growing and exciting new artistic style.



Collecting Digital Art