You have probably noticed some great vampire pictures and Gothic type fantasy art online these days. The images and quality of the works are incredible. You also might of wondered how this type of art is produced, CG fantasy art makes use of software to produce fantasy style art. The initials “CG” stand for computer generated and involve the artist using a variety of drawing or rendering software programs. The first movie to use computer generated imagery was Westword in 1973 but that was 2D, today’s 3D Computer generated imagery used by Disney and others has come a long way since its origins. CG art can now be done by anyone in the comfort of their own home with the help of software programs like Maya, and Bryce or using more common graphic design programs like Photoshop and Gimp.
The market for computer generated art is much larger than most people realize. The Internet has really expanded the commercial prospects for alternative works of art. Many of these digital artists make a living selling prints of their Gothic, fantasy or vampire pictures online. You can buy high quality prints on ebay and others sites devoted to the medium. CG digital artists often will work on a commission basis either for commercial purposes or when contacted by a customer to produce a one of a kind work. Its hard to know if CG art will be a good long term investment as the market is so new, but some of these works command high prices. If you would like to try your hand at drawing some vampire pictures or other fantasy art be patient, realize many of these digital artists have spent much of their life perfecting their craft, which isn’t that long since most are fairly young.
When you are looking for an idea for something productive to do with your child, then maybe being involved with an art project is the answer. This kind of art is a simple craft that will be fun for you and your child to do together. There are a few watercolor art projects for kids to do. The watercolors are your best choice for kids to be involved with as this can become quite messy and the watercolor paint can be easily washed off. First decide just what it is you will want to make. Start the project by first drawing the design or image with the use of a crayon or even a marker on a sheet of art paper. Then dip the brush into water and go on to wet the brush and then run the brush over the entire paper. Now you can begin to paint on the art paper. The paint shall fill everywhere other then the area that was drawn with the marker or crayon.
Another idea it to use a rectangular sheet of art paper and put four blobs of four colors in the corners of the paper. Then your child can use his or her fingers and begin to spread the colors, two blobs at a time in anyway they want to create some kind of design and ending it when meeting in the center of the paper. Get a spool of thread for this next idea. Take the piece of paper and place it on a flat surface. Then take the piece of thread and lightly dip it into paint. Then begin to place the thread onto paper to create designs by pressing the thread down onto the paper and then pulling the thread by the other end. This will create a formation for a design on paper. The idea of watercolor art projects for kids are not so difficult and can allow kids to explore some new and interesting avenues in regard to arts and crafts. You can use the ideas that are written above or even let your kids decide on their own as kids do have such a fascinating imagination. This will even give the kids some confidence by allowing them to create with their own thoughts and ideas.