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Preston Sullivan Digital Portrait

Prestion Sullivan Digital Portrait

Digital Painting

GicleGicleé fine art prints available

Studio Akimbo
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Artist's Comments

The latest painting medium available to artists is that presented by digital tools, computers, digital tablets, even phones. It's not necessarily a new medium to work in. I began creating art on computers way back in the middle '80s, but the capabilities of the tools were limited back then. Restricted to small, low resolution images and an extremely limited numbers of colors, most artists were discouraged from working digitally. Today there are few limits on what you can do with digital art tools. My favorite digital space to work in is an iPad, which is where I created this portrait, start to finish. I began working on the iPad directly from the model. I later finished the portrait over multiple sessions back in my studio, working from reference photos I'd taken. Digital tools have their pluses and minuses. One big negative is that, in the end, there is no physical work of art, like with analog mediums. I can, however, have the image printed on paper, canvas or other materials, as a gicleé fine art print. Which is what I offer. While I'm happy I have the digital skills, analog mediums remain my favorites.