Digital Painting

Scope: Visual Concept & Digital Design


Objective: use a drawing tablet to produce an original and conceptual artwork in Adobe Photoshop.


The painting shows a beautiful gold confetti-like background, with a Chinese Opera dancer in bright red and blue traditional Chinese attire. The idea was to capture the dramatic and bold movements of Chinese Opera. Usage of shadows and highlights were used for the Chinese Opera dancer’s face, hair, and outfit to create the illusion of volume. The nice contrast between the vibrant colored background and foreground allows the dancer to pop out as the center focus.


The gold background shows movement and repetition of each square confetti, complimenting the beautiful movement-pose of the illustrated dancer. The symmetrical painting uses a variety of design principles to evoke a modern take on a classically-inspired Chinese art piece.



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