The term digital art is rather new; however, the process is not. The previous industry term that denoted the activities which fall under the umbrella of digital art was multimedia art. For example, if you wanted a logo for your brand you would hire a multimedia artist. This artist would draw you a logo using a software such as CorelDraw or Adobe Illustrator. Soon enough hand drawing artists realized that if they learnt this software then they could perform these tasks better than most multimedia artists, and thus the world of digital art was born.
To break it down, the world of digital art compromises of any art form being created and used digitally. This can be in the form of artworks, visual graphics, motion graphics, and visuals in other digital media formats.
The art is created through a software connected to a digital drawing pad and later touched up on, although it need not necessarily be drawn via a digital drawing pad and can be done through the software alone to qualify as digital art.
Some of the top digital arts software are Photoshop, CorelDraw, Artweaver, TwistedBrush, etc. You can find our list of 10 digital art software here. Of recent digital art has become a rapidly growing industry with almost all big companies hiring their own digital art teams and smaller digital art start-ups opening up as well. So if you are an artist who wants to join into this digital industry we highly you suggest you read the previously mentioned article. You will also find a ton of videos on the net helping you learn and understand the various components of these software such as this tutorial on Photoshop. If you are used to drawing on digital tablets you can read out article on the best tablets for a digital artist here, it can help put you on the right path towards your goal.