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Digital Mate Artist


Digital processes artists use their knowledge of computer animation software and their artistic ability to create paintings or drawings, edit images in colour and animate multimedia products (films, videos, videogames, short films, adverts or cartoon series). To a certain extent, these artists' work is part of the 3D (and occasionally 2D) digital environments, which means that they must be familiar with the tools to work with these environments. These professionals collaborate in the production process for digital audiovisual products under the supervision of the director of photography. They combine their work with that of digital image artist, special effects artist, visual effects supervisors and technical directors.


  • Consider how to improve an audiovisual product using creative images.
    Depending on the visual style being gone for, the artist studies the possible effects that can be achieved using digital colour editing or by including paintings.
    Propose colour and pictorial solutions with the aim of adapting the final product to the director of photography's initial intentions.
  • Use the computer to create paintings or drawings to be integrated into an audiovisual product.
    Design and create 2D and 3D paintings to improve figures, environments and scenes to be part of a digital product.
    Have a perfect command of the animation and painting software used to make these creations.
    Use these creations to improve environments or special effects for use in films, adverts or videogames, bearing in mind the perspective, camera angle and focal length in the edited shots.
    Be able to integrate these paintings or drawings into the final audiovisual product.
  • Search for and offer real elements to serve as the basis for scenes or paintings.
    Provide their fellow production artists with photgraphic material on which to base the creation of digital scenes and paintings.
    Analyse physical and positional models in order to be able to reproduce them in scenes or digital paintings.
  • Use animation software in order to animate characters, on the basis of 3D rendered models.
  • Work as part of a team in order to ensure the quality of the final product.
    Work closely with the special effects supervisor and the director of photography, who will offer them guidelines to follow in order to ensure that the final results match the initial concept.
    Work on integrating their creations into the final product with the digital image editor.

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