What is a Digital Painting?

by Darla on September 15, 2010

Digital Painting uses photographs that have been scanned into a computer as reference.  First a process of color correcting, and healing takes place. Then the painting can begin. Although a good quality photo always produces a better painting, there is hope for a great shot of someone or something that might be a little out of focus or have an undesirable item in the photo. Certain individuals or items can be removed.

All paintings are done by hand. To insure the best possible quality, there are no automatic painting programs used at DarlaCalvert.com.

Before and after of an old timey town in Texas called Gruene. Notice the “not so old timey” cars and power lines that have been taken out before digital painting took place.

Here you can see the detail of a horse in a Digital Painting as much as the internet will allow.

The photo of Jaspurr the kitten was out of focus, especially his eye. The background and chair are muted to bring out the subject.

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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jennifer Chadwick August 3, 2011 at 5:09 am

Beautiful work, Darla! You inspire me to get me camera out and start snappin’! You have a great talent that you share!


2 Darla August 3, 2011 at 9:55 am

Thank you so much Jennifer.


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