RayCee the Artist
Updated: Mar 19
I am RayCee the Artist, and I am a digital artist and a professional photographer. I would describe my artwork as being bright, colorful, and stylized. When creating a piece of art, I aim to deliver a final image that immediately draws people’s attention. I enjoy the creative process that is involved with digital art and photography, and I hope people enjoy my work as much as I enjoy creating it! The digital art which I create is created using an Apple iPad. The iPad is the perfect tool to create digital stylized art.
What Is Stylized Art?
Stylized art is a form of visual art that emphasizes a unique and distinctive artistic style rather than realism or naturalism. It is characterized by exaggerated or simplified forms, bold colors or patterns, and other design elements that emphasize the artist's creative expression over a realistic depiction of the subject matter.
Stylized art can cover many types of creative expression. The stylized approach to art can be found in various mediums, including painting, drawing, sculpture, and even digital art. Basically, stylized art involves stylizing or simplifying things to exaggerate their powerful qualities. It takes regular things such as people and objects and eliminates elements to make them more stylized.
Stylized art refers to a visual representation of an object, subject, or scene without a full attempt to accurately represent an object's/subject's/scene's realistic appearance. In other words, stylized art refers to any artistic representation that emphasizes or exaggerates certain features of its subject matter, often to express a specific aesthetic, emotional, or conceptual idea.
Stylization can be manifested in a variety of ways, depending on the artist's intent and medium. For instance, an artist might simplify or abstract the form of their subject matter, reducing it to a few essential lines or shapes. Alternatively, an artist may add decorative elements or patterns to their work, emphasizing certain details and creating a unique visual style.
Stylized art is different from realism in this way. Stylized art can include simplifications in shape, lines, color, pattern, and/or surface details. With my stylized art, I will take natural forms and alter the color, shapes, lines, and features. This produces stylization of art which appears similar to the natural form while also looking more dramatic/abstract.
Stylized art may look abstract or cartoonish because it is often created with the intention of making it look different from traditional art, and to stand out in some way. It can be used to communicate emotions or messages in a creative way.
This creative process can be traced back to the cave drawings from prehistoric humans and has been used in different forms ever since. Stylized pieces often play on exaggerated features and unique line qualities to produce works of art that capture our attention. Whether it’s a stylized visual depiction of a person in a painting or a stylized mascot character for a sports team, stylized art adapts reality into something different in ways that spark our imagination.
Stylized art is a type of art that has a unique, specific style. Overall, stylized art is a flexible and creative approach to artistic representation that allows artists to communicate their vision and ideas in a unique and visually compelling way.
My Stylized Art Technique
I use many different stylized art techniques to create unique styles of art. I will vary the colors, lines, textures, and patterns in order to create visual interest. I want to draw the eye to the various unique and colorful shapes, lines, objects, and forms which I create. All artists have their own style, and I am certainly an artist with a unique style. When people, including other artists, need a colorful and stylized piece of custom digital art, I am the right artist to hire.
Examples of My Stylized Art
If you are looking to see examples of my stylized art, you will find many examples of my stylization of digital art in my digital art portfolio (as well as throughout this article). I love coming up with new stylized art using different colors, shapes, and light patterns.
Also, I take custom requests for art commissions from people located in different countries across the world. The fact that people in different countries around the world enjoy my art so much is something that means a lot to me. That is why I take a great deal of time and effort to make certain that I use my unique stylization techniques to bring a person's vision to life in the form of digital art.
Other Examples of Stylized Art
An example of a famous stylized art piece is "The Starry Night" by Vincent Van Gogh. This work of art has become iconic due to its stylized depiction of a night sky that creates a mesmerizing scene. In "The Starry Night", Van Gogh's thick brush strokes capture a vibrant night sky filled with stars.
Here are some other examples of well known pieces of stylized artwork:
The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dalí
This surrealist painting, created in 1931, features melting clocks and other distorted forms that play with our perception of reality.
The Great Wave off Kanagawa by Hokusai
This iconic Japanese woodblock print, created in the 1830s, features a stylized, towering wave and a small boat struggling to stay afloat.
Composition VIII by Wassily Kandinsky
This abstract painting, created in 1923, features a complex arrangement of colorful geometric shapes that suggest movement and energy.
Les Demoiselles d'Avignon by Pablo Picasso
This groundbreaking painting, created in 1907, features a group of women with distorted, angular features that reflect the influence of African masks and other non-Western art forms.
The Scream by Edvard Munch
This expressionist painting, created in 1893, features a figure with a contorted, screaming face against a backdrop of swirling, stylized clouds.
The Kiss by Gustav Klimt
This decorative painting, created in 1907-1908, features a couple embracing in a shimmering, golden world of stylized patterns and motifs.
These stylized art pieces have stood the test of time and continue to be celebrated by art critics, art enthusiasts, and casual observers alike. Their stylized designs draw us in and captivate our attention with their beauty and emotion.