The art of digital is a practical process on a 2D canvas!
A woman is standing and looking into the distance. As mentioned before in various descriptions on different parts of this site, these artworks are done completely in Photoshop (2D digital canvas from A to Z).
For centuries in traditional visual art, artists have utilized visual elements such as: shape, size, color and texture. The conceptual elements are: point, line, plane, and volume, and the relational elements would be; direction, position, space, and gravity. Last but not least are the practical elements which include: representation, meaning, and function. What’s great is that we can use the same elements in digital art as well.
For instance the elements of sculpture are: surface, material, place, movement, edge, texture, color, scale, mass, volume, space, light, memory, and centre of gravity. All of these elements should be used to promote the volume of your artwork while keeping various artistic components in mind.
So in this 2D artwork we see a modern sculpture of a human body on a geometry cubebase. By default we have at least 4 light sources in this scene.
The key light is on the right side, and based on the shadows we observe it’s fair to say the two reflections come from a rather symmetrical source of light.
The hair/rim light is very helpful when we have dark backgrounds, this light shines from behind and may separate our subject from the background and elevate it visually.
The simplicity of the cube form can help us focus more on the main subject. In such works we should try to create a beautiful harmonious form that complements every inch of the frame. If we have limited forms then we must avoid shapes of the same size, complicated or uncoordinated surfaces, and inappropriate textures.
The artist`s eyes should be trained to identify the harmony in nature and in and around us with precision. An artist should be able to analyse the forms, shapes, and colors, and choose the best ones to use in the artwork. Color is also very important.
The red in this piece is crucial in terms of attracting the attention of the viewer and creating the contrast that is prevalent throughout this image.