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On Becoming a Digital Artist
by Shelli Fitzpatrick
I’ve always been an artist, but I have only recently realized that I’ve become a digital artist and how that happened is really quite incidental.
I never thought of myself as a starving artist, even though I was close to being starved for creative outlets due to my financial estate of barely above the poverty line while I struggled as a waitress to raise two children on my tips.
We didn’t go hungry but I also didn’t have money to spare for art supplies so I became very resourceful and used whatever medium was available at the moment.
I drew on napkins and school notebook paper with ink pens and pencils, until once, when I found some left over model paints at a yard sale and some clay pots, I used toothpicks for brushes and painted the pots with those enamel model paints.
Then I bought cheap acrylic paints and miniature wooden boxes and painted them.
I planted cactus in the pots and glued felt in the boxes and these became Christmas gifts for family and friends.
I would hodge-podge my drawings onto wooden plaques and give them away, not realizing that I had no record of any of this art for the future or that I might need one someday, so nearly all of my early work is undocumented except for a very few examples I have pinned to one of my Pinterest boards called "My Handmade Art" see it here
Once my kids were on their own, I acquired a laptop and began dabbling in digital art with simple paint programs which produced very primitive and naive art.
Then my daughter gave me a digital camera and I discovered macro photography.
I started thinking of ways to make my average but decent photos into one of a kind unique works of art and that is when I got my first iPhone.
Things started getting serious from there when I signed up for Instagram and learned about all the amazing art apps for iPhone and started participating in Instagram challenges and groups.
From there I started to develop my own digital techniques of photo manipulation, glitch art and app stacking trying to create my own personal style.
I discovered I have a passion for creating abstract art and digital impressionist paintings from my photographs.
Over the past five years I have been mastering the use of Gimp software which is an alternative to Photoshop, and now days digital is about the only medium I ever use to make art.
My latest adventure has taken me into the world of fractal art with an amazing app that allows me not only to discover beautiful fractal landscapes but to tweak and manipulate them into truly unique art that I hope will become recognized as my fractal style.
And so that is how I came to realize that I am not just an artist but I am a digital artist.
I have become an explorer of sorts and started an expedition into the realms of fractals. I have always had an interest in them and even dabbled a bit but never really found a great application for delving deeper into them, until now.
My new Frax application has allowed me to not only explore and discover but also the control to design and manipulate fractal landscapes that I stumble upon and really present some unique and different images.
So I am adding many new fractal artworks to my venues and I hope you will check some of them out when time allows.
Here is a small mini gallery of some of my offerings from across my art selling sites.
Each image below is a live link that will take you to that piece of art so you can have a closer look and even make a purchase if you would love to add it to your own collection.
Thanks for looking and check back often to see what new and exciting fractal frontier I present next!
Use code CYBERWEEKENDZ at the check out to get in on the last of the cyberweek sales at Zazzle! Click the image below to check it out!
I really love making abstract art! Along with fractals it is just about my favorite thing to do. I know there are many people that really don't get abstracts but I guess I make them for those of you that do. At my artist website I have a growing collection of abstract art in a wide variety of "styles" and I think any abstract lover will be able to find something they love. If not check back later because I will be making more! You can visit my site here.
The tiniest butterfly was warming himself on my monitor this morning. I thought it was a moth but it has smooth antenna like a #butterfly
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Hello and welcome! I am Shelli Fitzpatrick, a born again Christian, wife, mom, grammy, animal lover, artist and graphic designer. I am currently designing and making art for four print on demand sites, Fine Art America, Redbubble, ArtPal and Zazzle. This site is a showcase for my artwork, photos, designs and some of the products I have added them to. The products I have designed are available for purchase through those print on demand sites and links are provided above. I also feature the work of other artists and from time to time I write about and share links to great resources for artists and designers. Don't forget to browse the other pages of this site for more goodies! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your visit!