Digital Fantasy Art – Is It an Advantage or Disadvantage?

Digital fantasy art is becoming more popular, more skilled and more advanced than ever before. Is this relatively new art form worth learning or is it just a pain? Are you better learning it or better staying with traditional mediums?The answer lies in several areas and depends a lot on you and your outlook to knew technology. Also it depends on whether you see this new medium as an actual art form or simply a technical way of painting by numbers. There are many ways to use this new medium. You can use it as an addition to your traditional art to enhance it in some form. You can use it to create something from scratch. You can use it with the many backgrounds, lighting and models available to you.The advantages are that it can be used to create true 3D form, something not available in traditional painting mediums which are static forms. The biggest advantages to beginners is it is very forgiving. You can create something and remove it with ease making the creation of something worthwhile much more likely. You can also start with models and backgrounds to aid you in your creation, although you can choose to create your own. This is much more advanced and should be left until you are familiar with all the tools and techniques.The disadvantages come in part from the advantages. The models can limit your creative process, at least until you have either enough knowledge or enough tools to change them to your liking. The fact that it is very forgiving means that you may over tweak your work or not really know when it is finished or what angles to choose. There are also a lot of avenues to choose from. Just as with traditional mediums you may not know if you want to use oils or watercolour, with digital fantasy art you may not know what equipment to use. As some of this can be expensive to buy it is not a mistake you want to make. Although some people do offer refunds or lite packages which at least gives you the chance to try things out before making a final purchase. Of course you will also need to be proficient on the computer and not worry about using new things. This can be a problem for many people who are at least in part technophobes.It is possible to create great digital fantasy art with digital technology. Like anything it takes time, patience and a willingness to be open to and to learn new things.

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Travel Italy – Highlights of Italian Art and Architecture

Every year millions of visitors trek through Italy in search of ancient culture, great food, art, architecture, and more. The allure is immediate even to those who have never been.There is more art and architecture to see in Italy than one person could possibly
experience in a lifetime. Rome, Florence, and Venice alone offer an unending array
of design excursions. Highlighted here are some of the must see designs of both
ancient and modern Italy. Talk a trip, bring a sketch book, and see the gorgeous art
and design that is synonymous with Italian life.The Coliseum – An architectural marvel, the coliseum was built beginning
in 72 A.M. Originally used as a source of entertainment (usually forced barbaric
combat) the Coliseum is still an amazing site. Strangely, although it could be
considered a source of embarrassment of the past, it has been come to known as
one of the ultimate icons of ancient Roman greatness. Location: the Piazza del
Colosseo, Via dei Fori Imperiali, RomeVatican City – This tiny country is perhaps one of the most remarkable
aspects of Rome. Vatican City is the heart of Catholicism, both spiritually and
politically. St. Peter himself was crucified on this spot, and St. Peter’s basilica was
built directly above the ancient hill. Both the Basilica and St. Peter’s square are still
studied today in architecture and art history classes. You can wander the Vatican
Museums for days, including a visit to the Sistine Chapel, to see some of the true
masterpieces of Roman art. Location: Entry through Saint Peter’s Square, RomeIl Duomo (The Cathedral of Santa Maria Dei Fiori) – Il Duomo is considered
by many to be the grandest achievement in Renaissance architecture. The octagonal
dome, originally designed by Brunelleschi was the largest in the world when built.
Since then, Il Duomo , which took nearly six centuries to complete, has become
Florence’s symbol. Climb the 414 steps of the bell tower, and Renaissance Florence
will be laid before you. Location: Piazza del Duomo, Florence.Piazza San Marco – Piazza San Marco is still studied today by architects
and urban planners as one of the most beautiful and successful public squares. The
square is surrounded by cafes, shops, and of course the Campanile and St. Peter’s
Basilica. Visitors and locals alike sip espresso in its cafes, meet to talk, and climb
the Campanile to see an amazing view of Venice. Location: Piazza San Marco, with
the Basilica at the wider end, Venice.The Peggy Guggenheim Collection – In a city world renown for its
ancient art and architecture, the Guggenheim Collection houses one of the greatest
collections of modern art. her collection includes works by Pollack, Picasso, Klee,
Rothko, Chagall, Mondrian, and more. There is also a gorgeous sculpture garden
housing even more works. Location: Calle Venice dei Leoni, Dorsoduro, Venice.The Brion Vega Cemetery – The Brion Vega is considered one of Carlo
Scarpa’s masterpieces. Scarpa was and still is often considered the premier modern
Italian architect. The memorial is a great concrete and landscaped form if rectilinear,
stepping, and sculptural concrete elements. It is an amazing pilgrimage for the
architecture buff. Location: San Vito d’Altivole.You can wander Italy for ages and never take in all of the art and architecture. Still,
the sites listed above are some of the must sees for lovers of art, architecture, and
travel. Open your eyes and see the Italian design that has been around for centuries,
and that which continues to flourish today.

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