Digital Art

Painting with Pixels

  • Interest Level: Grade 7 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 8

Digital art is all around us. It’s in the magazines and books we read, it’s on television and in the movies, it’s in the games we play, and it hangs in art galleries around the world. Digital art even helps visualize the buildings we live in and the cars and aircraft we travel in. But what is digital art? Where did it come from? How does it work? And perhaps even more important, is it even art at all? Professional digital artist Ron Miller answers these questions and more—and inspires new artists to experiment with this exciting and ever-changing art form.

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Interest Level Grade 7 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 8
Genre Nonfiction, Young Adult
Copyright 2008
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Twenty-First Century Books ™
Language English
Number of Pages 120
Publication Date 2008-01-01
BISACS YAN005050, YAN013000, YAN005000
Dewey 776
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 8 x 10
Features Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Original artwork, Reviewed, Sidebars, and Table of contents


  • VOYA Nonfiction Honor List, Winner, 2008


Library Media Connection

“The language is accessible for young digital artists, whether simply curious or just starting to experiment with the medium. Technology, art, and photography teachers will find this to be a valuable tool in daily lessons as well. Color pictures of digital art make the book eye catching and easy to read. This thorough look at the past and future of digital art is recommended for libraries. Recommended.” —Library Media Connection

School Library Journal

“This beautifully designed book will be an excellent background source for those beginning to experiment with art on the computer, or who are looking for information on digital art as a career option.” —School Library Journal


“Miller lucidly explains the evolution of computer art techniques and technology, from the development of the first crude com­puter-generated geometric images to the use of digital makeup and matte painting in films, video games, advertising, and comic books. The author is especially skilled at explaining important concepts and terms relating to computer art, like fractals or raster graphics, avoiding both condescension and convolution. . . The wonderful cover depicting a grin­ning demonic face with glittering eyes and far too many teeth will attract even reluc­tant readers, while the classy graphics and fascinating information will enthrall them to the last page. It should fly off the shelves.” —VOYA

Author: Ron Miller

Ron Miller has worked as a freelance writer and illustrator for more than 30 years. Many of his illustrations appear in magazines like Astronomy and Scientific American. He has also worked on motion pictures and created postage stamps. (One of his stamps is attached to a spacecraft headed for the planet Pluto!) He has also written short stories and novels and has even created a comic book.