Digital art is an artistic work or practice that uses digital technology as an essential part of the creative or presentation process. It can take many forms from simple 3D renderings to composite photography to stylized images. It can be fun and challenging requiring knowledge of several creative art forms.
I have recently retired and have plenty of time for hobbies as well as other interests. including photography, digital art, ham radio, Apple computers and devices, as well as enjoying physical activities in sunny and warm Arizona. I have created this web site as a link repository for the many resources that are available in support of these pursuits. If you have stumbled upon this site, I hope you also find this site useful.
Affinity Designer Resources
Affinity Designer is a professional graphic design app for the Mac. It is comparable in many ways to Adobe Illustrator thanks to its vector editing heart. However in contrast to the much busier, classic Adobe Illustrator UI, Affinity employs a clean, modern, intuitive interface, making it easy to learn and very beginner-friendly. It is also much more affordable.
Blender is a free and open source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, as well as video editing and game creation.
Fusion 360 Resources
Fusion 360 is the first 3D CAD, CAM, and CAE tool of its kind. It connects your entire product development process in a single cloud-based platform that works on both Mac and PC. It is free for students, enthusiasts, hobbyists, and startups
HamSphere 4.0 is a virtualized HF radio communication system. It offers high technology, high performance, highly configurable HF ham radio transceivers with modular design architecture using SDR and DSP software techniques.
Photoshop is the de facto industry standard in raster graphics editing. It can edit and compose raster images in multiple layers and supports masks, alpha compositing and several color models including RGB, CMYK, Lab color space, spot color and duotone.
SketchUp is a 3D modeling computer program for a wide range of drawing applications such as architectural, interior design, civil and mechanical engineering, film, and video game design. It is available in a freeware version, SketchUp Make, and a paid version with additional functionality, SketchUp Pro.