According to the Tate Museum, digital art was a term that was first coined in the early 1980s. This was the period when engineers first put together a simple paint program known as AARON that would then be used by Harold Cohen, a pioneering digital artist who used AARON to paint on large pieces of paper. The technology soon evolved, and now there are highly sophisticated programs like Adobe Photoshop that can help artists push the medium even further.
With the popularity of digital art comes a few downsides. One
in particular is that unlike a sketchbook, digital artists couldn’t exactly
bring around their computers and CPUs when they head out. Luckily, we’re
entering an age where that won’t be a problem. Tons of companies are now
putting out tablets and tools that artists can now use on the go, and below
you’ll find a shortlist of some of the best.
Smartphones are integral part of modern life, and within a
few short years it’s already pretty hard to imagine what life could be like
without them. It’s basically no exaggeration to say that your smartphone can
sometimes be your whole life in your pocket— it’s a photo album, map, mailbox,
calendar, encyclopedia, phonebook, and more. Depending on how you use it, it’s
sometimes practically impossible to plan an entire day without your phone in
your hand guiding you through it.
The market is flooded with companies trying to get in ahead
of their competitors. It’s no surprise that big names like Apple and Samsung
are currently leading the pack, but the past few years have seen the rise of
other brands that are determined to come out on top. We’ve seen phones get
bigger, thinner, lighter, and come with better cameras, but what else could
there be in store?