Our mission is to inspire and train digital artists through our magazine, webinars and community.
We inspire with our magazine Digital Art Live, with in-depth interviews laid alongside stunning artwork. To date we’ve interviewed over 270 digital artists.
We specialise in educating artists with the format of weekly live webinars, training with readily available and affordable software. To date we have broadcast over 200 webinar events.
Digital Art Live was created because of my lifelong fascination with creative production. We are influenced by some outstanding motion media nowadays enhanced greatly by more and more special and visual effects. This was most notably advanced by the advent of work done by Industrial Light and Magic on the first Star Wars movie, which massively caught my attention as a nine year old boy. The resulting entertainment left its mark and I wanted more. I became increasingly enchanted with the values of production. “How did they do that?” was one frequent question I asked and another was “How were they inspired to do that?”.
Of course all of the sfx work had to be started with illustrations, sketches, story boarding and production paintings. I tried to replicate these in my youth, but my artwork wasn’t up to much! In the meantime I garnered a collection of art books that highlighted the best of sci-fi illustration both from book covers and motion pictures, such as the “Terran Trade Authority” series of books by Stewart Cowley and Carol Titleman’s “The Art of Star Wars”.
Then in the 90s came the advent of more powerful personal computers and with it applications that allowed for 3D digital artwork. These allowed many others and I to harness the power to be our own producers of imagined worlds. We could now illustrate the future.
Now there are many of us who have had similar influences to mine with creative stories to tell. My mission is to help you express these through our live webinars, monthly magazine and podcast. We want to help you progress on your creative path and have fun in the process.
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