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Is Digital Art Real Art?

Updated: Sep 12, 2023

There has been much debate and varying opinions on whether or not digital art counts as real art. If by “real,” you mean is the end product actual physical items made using physical tools? Then no.

But at the same time, digital art can be called real art because it requires more or less the same creative techniques and skills that traditional art needs. Art is art, and the primary purpose of art is to express the artist’s emotions regardless of the medium used.

Making good quality digital art requires the same amount of skill, talent, originality, knowledge, and effort as any other traditional art piece. Every artist must learn to master his tools regardless of the medium. Therefore, it’s fair to say digital art can be called “real” art.


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