The Creative Digital Medium

One might wonder what Leonardo or Michelangelo would think if they knew of the possibilities of this future medium. Appalled? Naw, I think they would see possibilities. It’s a true sign of a truly creative artist – they only see possibilities of the tools before them. Of course, being a renaissance man in a digital era is quite different. You dabble in a little bit of everything and become specialized in nothing. Or, you become someone who oversees projects that include a little bit of everything. (Hint: That’s me!) But, that doesn’t mean I can’t have a little bit of creative fun every once in a while!

Colosseum helmet All Rights Reserved by Jessica Lang

Art of a Lockdown Era

Inspired by my friends who used their downtime during Covid to be creative, I too decided to get a little productive. I remained employed all through the pandemic, but working from home with reduced hours and no need to travel, gave me a little bit of extra time I normally didn’t have. It’s sadly rare for me to create art these days, so picked up a brush again and opened a new canvas in Photoshop

The Roman Helmet

I have a bit of a fascination with the creative designs of historical armor, helmets in particular. The theatrical designs of Gladiator wear is a bit of extra fun, despite their gruesome use. While visiting museums during my travels, I tend to take a lot of pictures of armor. The photo reference for this painting was taken by me in the Colosseum in Rome, Italy in 2010.