Anna Dittman is a digital illustrator from San Francisco with a passion for portraiture, tea and ice cream. She graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design and now lives and freelances in beautiful Scotland. Her work is inspired by organic natural elements, mythology and history, movement and texture, lyrics and melodies, expressions, color variations, pretty much anything which makes her want to grab her tablet and paint!
Has grown up in a creative family, and began taking painting more seriously when discovered the Photoshop around age 13.
Ana saw at that moment what beautiful could be done to create art. Her journey took her to Georgia. to study at the Savannah College of Art and Design.
The Anna style is a constant evolution and a creation of visual experiences. We can see in your work your love for nature, biology, and portraiture. Ethereal and atmospheric moods and the mystery can be observed in your work. Anna create soft pieces with a combination of graphic and realistic elements.
Normally start with a vague concept in mind idea in black and white in Photoshop. After tweaking the composition, values, and being generally nitpicky, start seeking out references and refining the sketch. Next, start throwing in textures on a variety of layer modes such as soft light, divide, multiply, whatever may feel best. Add also color using layer modes, and particularly like using curves to manipulate hues. Toward the end, detail the piece, sharpen it, and call it a day.
Anna paint digitally using Photoshop Cash and Intuos 3 Wacom tablet. She use a chalky brush throughout in process, as well as various watercolor textures that she have made and scanned for a traditional feel. Working with unlimited colors and canvases allowing to grow and develop your style.
She is inspired by a combination of realism with decorative, ornamental elements, she love Mucha and Klimt’s use of pattern contrasted with a rendered figure. She try to incorporate some of these qualities into your own art. She also find that Bouguereau and Sargent captured the human form in a beautiful way. She love Egon Schiele’ s more experimental, figural style as well.
In terms of current artists, she inspired by Bao Pham, Eric Fortune, Lois van Baarle, Tobias Kwan, Agnes Cecile, Sam Weber, Yoshitaka Amano, Bec Winnel, Bobby Chiu, Jon Foster, and many others.