‘Renaissance drawing in the digital age’, Digital Media project submission by Rowan Dodds
This project is a series of digital images, along with the new digital tools developed for their creation.
The project was created using meticulous, high-resolution digital recreations of the tools and papers of the Old Masters including Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo Buonarroti, developed by the artist to match high-resolution scans of the Old Masters’ originals from collections worldwide including the Met, the Lourve and the British Royal Collection, combined with tool handling data from physical recreations of the tools using the methods of specialist art historians, to ensure the digital tools perform and feel just as the original Old Masters’ tools would have.
The series includes both digital recreations of the work of the Old Masters, as well as unique digital works of the artist, created in response to our shared challenges of recent years.
[please note: if a digital media project consisting of multiple images is not acceptable, please accept the first image, and if possible the tool development information at the base of this page as my submission]
Digital tool development process
Now that the digital tool recreations have been developed they are available for other artists to use as well, to capture the experience of using the drawing tools of the Old Masters and keep their tools, methods and techniques alive for the future.
To future-proof these digital tool recreations, they were created to be accurate at extreme resolution of up to 5200dpi (64x zoom on standard image resolution) allowing for both highly detailed recreations as well as large scale enlargements.
The digital Old Masters tool recreations developed during this project are available for trial and review by the judges, or any other interested parties, and I look forward to any opportunity to demonstrate them either at my Modbury North studio, or bringing them with me on a digital tablet to a more convenient location. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange this as I would greatly enjoy the opportunity to share and connect.
Thank you for your time and consideration,