Digital paintings techniques

Sabina Nore

I started off as a traditional painter, with oil as a favorite medium. Enamored with every single tool of the trade, from brushes and canvasses to paints, sponges, my beautiful wooden easel,seduced by the accompanying perfumes and the almost magical atmosphere, I couldn’t really imagine changing a thing – and yet, things have changed.

My first digital paintings were built on top of my scanned drawings. Creating these “mixed media” paintings was the gentle transition I very much needed, as it was crucial in my acceptance of the computer as an artistic tool. That is how I began to use the computer canvas in much the same way as I would use the traditional canvas. While my older works are, for the most part, oil on canvas, my latest paintings are hand-painted on a Cintiq pen-display using a stylus instead of a paintbrush.