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Digital Art has shown incredible growth over the last several years, and emerging artwork is absolutely fantastic. Even though production techniques are new, old theories still apply. Study of traditional art masters and their techniques can bring exciting options to digital artists.

A great study resource is no farther than the corner bookstore. One suggestion might be "Memory and Magic" Andrew Wyeth. Even though Andrew Wyeth's work has a very "real" quality, the composition, texture and color, not to mention the striking light and shadow reveal the genius of his work. Another artist to look into is Georgia O'Keefe. Even though she was an abstract painter, the realism in her paintings of flowers and landscape came through in her use of color and contrast. Again with O'Keefe's work, the composition is amazing. Other artists to research include John Singer Sargent, Claude Monet, Norman Rockwell, Thomas Kinkade, Edward Hopper and Winslow Homer. Each artist features a totally different style, but the beauty of their work is inspirational.

Even though these artists all worked with traditional media, their techniques can be translated to digital media. The use of brushstroke, color, and composition never go out of style.

The Prairie Style began in Chicago in the 1890's and early 1900's. The style is characterized by shallow pitched, hip roofs that have wide overhangs. The designs emphasize horizontal lines, and often have massive entries or porches. Frank Lloyd Wright was the master of this style although many other architects such as George W. Maher and Thomas E. Tallmadge made important contributions as well. The style seemed to fade in popularity around 1920.