The biggest digital art trends we'll see in 2024, as predicted by ILM, Wētā FX and other industry creatives

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The biggest digital art trends for 2024 will usher in new tech and approaches to CG art and VFX creation, see a further rise in the use of generative AI and AI trends, as well as a revitalisation of 2D animation. How do I know? I asked the professionals, from ILM to Wētā FX and leading artists working today. 

The digital art industries suffered multiple blows in 2023. Strikes in the film industry put VFX and concept artists out of work, and changes to social media algorithms have made it difficult for artists to get the level of online engagement they’re used to. On top of this, the threat presented by AI-generated art has grown even more. 

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Tanya Combrinck

Tanya is a writer covering art, design, and visual effects. She has 16 years of experience as a magazine journalist and has written for numerous publications including 3D World, 3D Artist, ImagineFX, Computer Arts, net magazine, and Creative Bloq. For Creative Bloq, she mostly writes about web design, including the hottest new tools, as well as 3D artwork and VFX.