Category Archives: Digital Artwork

Dynamite Speedway

Dynamite Speedway by Karen Gadient, 2015

Dynamite Speedway. Scanned markers, acrylic, and digital work.

Art therapy piece, just for my own restless mind. This one started as a digital doodle and eventually got more layers of scanned traditional media added to it. I’ve been doing a lot of experiments in mixing media; it’s a lot of fun.

Psycho-therapy is rather amazing—something like stirring up the bottom of an aquarium—chunks of the past coming up at unfamiliar angles, distinct and then indistinct. ― Robert Lowell

Prints and products featuring my artwork: Fine Art America and Society6.

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Experimental Grooves

Experimental Grooves by Karen Gadient, 2015

This morning, I discovered Krita―a free digital painting/illustration app that has some great features. After downloading and playing with it, I have to say it’s pretty cool and worth trying if you want to experiment with digital art.

While testing out the brushes, I built the image you see with this post. Maybe not the best example, due to the chaos of it being a brush test… but at least I didn’t also fiddle with variants (lots of fun stuff to work with there).

Mac version (my OS) is beta but more stable than they claim on their site; I had no problems with it. Krita is also available for Windows and Linux.

For note, Krita appears to be more like Corel Painter, whereas GIMP (also free) is similar to Adobe Photoshop, if that’s what you’re looking for.

Prints and products featuring my artwork: Fine Art America and Society6.

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Sonic Soda

Sonic Soda by Karen Gadient, 2015

Sonic Soda. Mostly-digital art therapy using cutouts from old artwork layers plus lots of ink. I created this one for myself, but wanted to share with you too.

Hope you’re having a great week!

Prints and products featuring my artwork: Fine Art America and Society6.

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System Split

System Split by Karen Gadient, 2015

System Split. For a print and other items, please click the image.

Scanned ink and acrylic with digital linework. Still a little crazy for blue, although this is more teal or cyan, I guess. Started out as an experiment, but I liked the way it turned out.

We are bits of stellar matter that got cold by accident, bits of a star gone wrong. ― Sir Arthur Eddington

Prints and products featuring my artwork: Fine Art America and Society6.

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Glowing Kaleidoscopes

Glowing Kaleidoscopes by Karen Gadient, 2015

Glowing Kaleidoscopes for #KaleidoSaturday from previous weeks. The top one was created from digitally-edited scanned watercolor and the bottom one made from vector illustration hit with a glow filter.

Hope you’re having a lovely weekend!

Prints and products featuring my artwork: Fine Art America and Society6.

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Clarion

Clarion by Karen Gadient, 2015

We just got back from another lovely trip to see friends in the Pacific Northwest. Such a great time. And GREEN THINGS (here in Phoenix, we’re sorta… well, beige most of the time). I’ll share a tree-laden photo sometime soon.

In the meanwhile, this artwork is something I did before I left―quite pink and definitely not green. :)

The only thing I fear more than change is no change. The business of being static makes me nuts. ― Twyla Tharp

Prints and products featuring my artwork: Fine Art America and Society6.

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Brainstorm

Brainstorm by Karen Gadient, 2015

Just a colorful abstract I made while playing with discarded layers from years-old artwork and random doodles.

Much like keeping writing journal of scenes and dialogue, I like to play with various art tools and see what happens.

There’s a lot of pressure on artists and writers to produce, publish, and sell―but I think it’s also important to create things for enjoyment, to experiment and explore, with no pressure or judgment, and keep your passions fun. :)

Prints and products featuring my artwork: Fine Art America and Society6.

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