Traditionally artists performed their artistic work using a stretched canvas and some acrylic to come up with some fascinating art. However, with the integration of virtual reality and art, there is a sudden development in the art industry. Artists no longer require a real canvas, and the HTV Vive wand has replaced the traditional brush. Likewise, Virtual reality has made drawing a mesmerizing process to watch as the drawings undergo creation. For artists, it’s such an interesting view to see the objects form in an invisible canvas in the drawing process.
How have artists responded to this technology?
Artists have positively welcomed the integration of art with virtual reality as according to some artists virtual reality has made some form of art possible, which was not the case when applying the traditional methods. “Drawing is such an organic process. When I take this into VR, it becomes even more of a physical act, for me the ability to use my whole body becomes cyborgian itself using this equipment. I’m the creator, and I’m creating a life form. I think the ability for me to actually bring a tangibility to these drawings, it’s not losing the essence of Hallidonto the artist, it’s actually, by virtue, bringing my whole essence into that piece.” Explains Hallidonto, a Scottish visual artist when interviewed by TCT magazine.
What are some of the Virtual Reality tools that artists are embracing?
Artists are embracing some of the Available virtual reality platforms to carry out their art projects. Hallidonto who is currently working on the final stages of his cyborgian project has incorporated Google’s Virtual Reality painting software known as Tilt Brush into his work. This software is fun to work with, what an artist requires are a Virtual Reality headset and some controllers. Furthermore, the software is user-friendly and suitable for beginners who can switch modes to beginner mode. This mode provides beginners with basics essentials to get them started.