LOS ANGELES, CA – May 8, 2012 – DeviantART, the world’s largest online art community, with 20 million registered members, today announced the new and improved deviantART muro featuring Redraw, the latest enhancement added to its HTML5 digital drawing application. With Redraw, people using deviantART muro can now record and replay their digital drawing sessions with a click of the newly embedded playback button. This cutting-edge technology provides artists an insightful method for analyzing their artwork and visually communicating with their audience. By opening a digital window into the step-by-step creative process, Redraw gives artists and art enthusiasts a critical learning resource that was never before available.
DeviantART muro is a proprietary raster program created by Devious Technology, deviantART’s in-house development team, offered as a free digital drawing application publicly available through the deviantART website. In turn, a variety of artists have used deviantART muro to create original artwork for both personal collections and commercial clients without having to pay for expensive software. In the beta stages of its release, artists have created over 2.5 million deviantART muro-related “deviations” (original works of art).
The new deviantART muro featuring Redraw
As the first of its kind, Redraw offers people a way to view the stylistic process from beginning to end – speeding up or slowing down digital brush strokes – to observe each step as a piece of art is created. Amateur artists, DIY craftsmen and highly skilled professionals all benefit from deviantART muro Redraw by tracking artists’ movements as they unfold, providing both education and entertainment for the viewer.
- High-Definition Playback – Users can draw, record and watch recorded digital drawings with full resolution playback, up to four times the resolution of any high-definition (HD) video
- Publicly Available – Redraw also operates in a closed environment on the Web and works in all modern browsers so there are no plug-ins required for playback
- Apple Compatible – deviantART muro and Redraw function seamlessly on the Apple iPhone and iPad
- Versatile – Compatible with Wacom Web plug-ins
“Even in this new era, digital artists have often been discounted when compared to their traditional art counterparts,” said Michael Dewey, lead developer of deviantART muro. “Redraw, as a feature not only enhances the functionality of deviantART muro as a medium, but also gives digital painters the credibility they deserve by capturing the technical aspects of the creative process in a way never before possible.”
Artists turn to deviantART for all the tools they need to display, market, offer and receive critical feedback about their work. With millions of creative minds visiting the site each day, deviantART continues to develop products that reinforce its position as the premier online resource for artists of all skill levels.
“Our in-house development team is dedicated to driving real innovation in the arts, extending education for both amateur and professional artists alike, and Redraw is another example of that commitment,” said deviantART Co-founder and CEO Angelo Sotira. “The masters of traditional art have given us paintings to admire, but the methodologies of their practice will never be fully unearthed. Now with the new and improved deviantART muro featuring Redraw, the creative process of our current masters can be preserved to inspire and enrich future generations to come.”
“DeviantART muro is my first entrée into the realm of digital art, and I’ve barely scratched the surface of what is achievable with this program,” said traditional artist Carmen Olson, known as “tinkerpaws” on dA. “Now, with the introduction of Redraw, there is real potential to learn from artists I admire by watching their artwork evolve in stages, like having access to a visual time machine. Sharing one’s process in this way, by conveying movement and vision from beginning to end, adds another level of appreciation to the finished product.”
DeviantART is the world’s largest online community for artists and art enthusiasts. Created to entertain, inspire and empower artists and art lovers, deviantART features an extensive and evolving platform used to exhibit, promote and discover art and interact with its over 20 million registered members worldwide. DeviantART is uniquely positioned to help artists and brands from all over the globe engage and interact with a valuable audience in a meaningful way through its multi-faceted community platform. The site allows members to publish original art and news content, collaborate with peers, build a fan base and connect with third-party social networks to further promote content of interest.
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