About Patricia Hartman's Original Art
A few years ago, I became fascinated with Three dimensional (3D)
modeling applications that let you create objects to be viewable from
any direction. This allows you to reuse an object (boat, person, tree)
more than once, since you can later alter the appearance of an
object to fit your needs. Of course,the time required to create 3D
object in the first place is not trivial and represents a large time
Once created from polygons mathematically, the objects can be
combined in various ways, or new ones can be created on the fly.
You can apply textures and materials to 3D objects to create
completely different ones. For example, a mountain can become a
purple mountain in the distance, or a grassy field up close.
In addition, atmospheres can change the lighting and determine
where shadows fall.
Some digital artists do not use 3D objects, but instead paint using a computers' mouse or graphic tablet and stylus with photo editing
and draw programs to create the art. Many of these artists primarily
create abstract paintings or perhaps edit photographs they have
taken with a digital camera.
As you can see from my work, I don1 use either of these techniques,
but rather produce representational artwork that comes from my
imagination. None of my work began as photographs. see c1.