Differences And Similarities In Digital Art And Web Design.
Originally by Cultured Vultures
The subject of what separates art and design is convoluted and has been debated for a very long time. Artists and designers both create visual compositions using a shared knowledge base, but their ways of doing so are entirely different. Some designers consider themselves artists, but few artists consider themselves designers. So what exactly is the difference between art and design? In this post, we’ll examine and compare some of the core similarities and differences of each craft.
Probably the most fundamental difference between digital art and web design is their purposes. Typically, the process of creating a work of art basically starts with nothing, a blank canvas. A work of art originates from a view, opinion or a feeling that the artist holds within him or herself. They create the art to share that feeling with others, to allow the viewers to relate to it, learn from it or be inspired by it.
The most renowned (and successful) works of art today are those that establish the strongest emotional bond between the artist and their audience. By contrast, when a designer sets out to create a new piece, they almost always have a fixed starting point, whether a message, an image, an idea or an action. The designer’s job isn’t to invent something new, but to communicate something that already exists or make it better, for a purpose. That purpose is almost always to motivate the audience to do something: buy a product, use a service, visit a location or learn certain information.
The most successful designs are those that most effectively communicate their message and motivate their consumers to carry out a task. Let’s take those online gaming sites as an example of web design. Fabulous Bingo is a fine example of how web design presents the final frontier of digital art. The site has been created by a web designer to point out all the ideas that digital art offers. Naturally, it includes all segments that a web site should have, such as flashy images, solid design and many features to choose from.
There is one more difference between web design and digital art – the creator’s abilities. More often than not, an artist has natural ability. Most commonly, from a very young age, the artist grows up drawing, painting, sculpting and developing their abilities. But the true value of an artist is in the talent and natural ability they are born with. There is some overlap here tough: good artists most definitely have skill, but artistic skill without talent is, arguably, worthless.
Design, on the other hand, is really a skill that is taught and learned. You do not have to be a great artist to be a great designer – you just have to be able to achieve the goal of design. Some of the most distinguished designers in the world are best known for their minimalist styles. They don’t use much color or texture, but they pay great attention to size, positioning, and spacing, all of which can be learned without innate talent. An example of that is Yahoo, which is a very simple website in terms of style and design, but meets the goal of its purpose. Another example of a simple design is Amazon which has also been designed in a simple and transparent way.
Many designers consider themselves artists because they create something visually attractive, something they would be proud for people to see and admire. But a visual composition intended to accomplish a specific task or communicate a particular message, no matter how beautiful, is not art. It is a form of communication, simply a window to the message it contains. Few artists call themselves designers because they seem to better understand the difference. Artists do not create their work to sell a product or promote a service. They create it solely as a means of self-expression so that it can be viewed and appreciated by others. The message, if we can even call it that, is not a fact but a feeling.