East Riding Libraries'

Digital Art Celebration

Learn to paint using a computer, from colour by numbers to masterpieces.

About the celebration

Digital Art is a fun and relaxing way to improve your computer skills - while creating something memorable to keep. East Riding Libraries has created the Digital Art celebration to celebrate the talent and creativity of local people, while encouraging everybody to have a go.

Winners

For the Digital Art Celebration we ran a competition, in which we accepted submissions from five different age categories, ranging from 0-8 year olds through to adults.

The rules were simple, create a piece of art using your phone, tablet, computer, laptop or any other digital device and send it to us.

We were blown away by the response as we received hundreds of applications! This made judging the winners difficult as there were a number of very talented artists in each group.

Check out our winners (and highly commended entries) from the competition.

Try At Home

There are a number of apps and tools you can use on your phone, laptop, tablet or computer to make great art.

For example, have a go at some colour by numbers with your mobile phone with apps such as Tap Color.

Or if you want to try something a little more challenging apps such as Autodesk Sketchbook allow you to sketch your very own masterpieces on your tablet device.

Junior entries (o-8)

Junior Entry
Credit: Harry Lord (Winner), 0-8
Medium: Ibis Paintx
Junior Entry
Credit: Beth Dawson (Highly Commended), 0-8
Medium: Brushes redux on tablet
Junior Entry
Credit: Emily Dunn (Highly Commended), 0-8
Medium: Tablet
Junior Entry
Credit: Rowan (Highly Commended), 0-8
Medium: Tablet
Junior Entry
Credit: Sarah (Highly Commended), 0-8
Medium: Sketch book app

Junior entries (9-11)

Junior Entry 2
Credit: Elias Whiting (Winner), 9-11
Medium: Kleki
Junior Entry 2
Credit: Emmy Langley , 9-11
Medium: Ibis PaintX
Junior Entry 2
Credit: Harrison Shakespeare (Highly Commended), 9-11
Medium: PC
Junior Entry 2
Credit: Joe Dawson (Highly Commended), 9-11
Medium: Brushes redux
Junior Entry 2
Credit: Jonathan (Highly Commended), 9-11
Medium: Autodesk Sketchbook
Junior Entry 2
Credit: Kasey (Highly Commended), 9-11
Medium: Studio Paint on PC
Junior Entry 2
Credit: Thomas Richardson (Highly Commended), 9-11
Medium: Sketchbook app

Teen entries (12-14)

Teen entries
Credit: Nicola Kotarska (Winner), 12-14
Medium: Procreate
Teen entries
Credit: Abigail Moult (Highly Commended), 12-14
Medium: Procreate
Teen entries
Credit: Caitlin Painter (Highly Commended), 12-14
Medium: Sketchbook app on tablet
Teen entries
Credit: Millie Hall (Highly Commended), 12-14
Medium: Fire Alpaca

Young Adult entries (15-17)

Young Adult entries
Credit: Abbie Morash (Winner), 15-17
Medium: Kleki
Young Adult entries
Credit: Eloise (Highly Commended), 12-14
Medium: Adobe sketch
Young Adult entries
Credit: Megan Robson (Highly Commended), 12-14
Medium: Colouring Book
Young Adult entries
Credit: William Mansell (Highly Commended), 12-14
Medium: Tap Colour App

Adult entries

Adult entry
Credit: Peter Schoenecker (Winner), adults
Medium: Adobe Photoshop
Adult entry
Credit: Ace Connell (Highly Commended), adults
Medium: Procreate
Adult entry
Credit: Chris Jack Wright (Highly Commended), adults
Medium: Adobe Photoshop
Adult entry
Credit: Jane Barnett (Highly Commended), adults
Medium: Procreate
Adult entry
Credit: Jon Sayce (Highly Commended), adults
Medium: Xara Photo and Graphic Designer
Adult entry
Credit: K.P. Saunt (Highly Commended), adults
Medium: Photoshop
Adult entry
Credit: Mike Veral (Highly Commended), adults
Medium: Infinite Painter
Adult entry
Credit: Sophie (Highly Commended), adults
Medium: Autodesk Sketchbook

Our Patron: Gary Saunt

Gary Saunt was born in Grimsby in 1951. He studied drawing, painting and history of art for seven years. However, compelled by circumstance to earn an honest living, he joined the fire brigade in Hull in 1974. Gary left the fire and rescue service in 2004, plunging into retirement with the intention of returning wholeheartedly to painting - and with a plethora of pent-up artistic ideas. However, his traditional oil painting ambitions were challenged when Kat, his daughter, presented him with the possibilities of digital painting. (What! . . . electric pictures?)

Gary adapted to this new technique and never looked back. Over the years he has developed his painting technique exclusively around this digital technology, although he confesses he remains somewhat bemused by the fact that his original oil-painting style is still faithfully conveyed by this radically different digital media. His painting is very realistic; focusing on surreal compositions, which he calls dreamscapes - recognisable urban localities which are densely populated with familiar, but often incongruent, figures and objects. Gary's imagery is described as vivid, other worldly and compelling.

Visit Gary Saunt's website

Explore From Home

Whilst our libraries, museums and archvies are shut, we have decided to make much more of our content available online. From fun activities you can try at home to brand new exhibits, check out our LMA website as we add new content weekly!

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