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Brush strokes in bytes: one painter’s journey to tokenized artistry with Artec Leo

Challenge: A painter needed a way to create a realistic 3D replica of her expressive artwork, capturing every detail of its shape, structure, and texture for integrating it into projects employing digital technologies such as blockchain, AI, and NFT.

Solution: Artec Leo, Artec Studio

Result: A selection of Yuliya Vladkovska’s paintings was captured in 3D and turned into high-resolution, vibrantly colored 3D models, ready to be used in the painter’s projects.

Why Artec: Artec Leo stands out as a recognized tool for digitizing diverse forms of art, excelling in high-fidelity capture of both shape and color. Widely adopted in various creative spheres ranging from CGI and design to VR and beyond, the AI-driven Leo is a breakthrough solution for artists, designers, and any creative professionals seeking an intuitive workflow, precision, and realism in their digital projects.

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The process of capturing Yuliya Vladkovska’s “One Man.” Image courtesy of 3D Industrial Design Group

Canvas or code? Maybe both!

When it comes to contemporary art, multi-disciplinarity is expected, but not necessarily achieved. While many artists struggle with creating a dynamic interplay of influences and techniques or transcending the boundaries of traditional approaches, to some it comes naturally. Yuliya Vladkovska, an expressive Ukrainian painter based in Italy, is living proof of that. Trained as a mathematician before finding her artistic path, Vladkovska focuses on abstract aesthetics, experimenting with florals, faces, and a diverse range of objects, which she reimagines in her luminous, colorful projects.

The painter is credited with the title of Best Selling Artist of 2021 by Singulart, an international creative platform for effortless art discovery and purchase across various mediums: her works grace international exhibitions and find home in private collections around the globe. Throughout her journey, from the Chernivtsi art school in Ukraine to the Carrara Academy of Fine Arts in Bergamo, Vladkovska maintained an interest in next-gen technology for years. With an increasing passion for cultivating innovative expressions to resonate with the complexity of concepts she explored, the artist turned to new technologies: blockchain, AI, and non-fungible tokens (NFT).

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Artist Yuliya Vladkovska next to her vibrant abstract creations. Image courtesy of 3D Industrial Design Group

With a background in engineering, the painter hoped to find a high-quality solution to digitize her artwork for ambitious projects in the world of metaverse and blockchain. Being a great tech enthusiast, she needed a great tech professional, who could offer unmatched 3D technology. When she got to work with 3DID and Artec 3D, she needed to look no further.

Making the right choice for tokenizing art projects

Three-dimensional scanning is still seen as somewhat futuristic, while in reality, it is a future that is already within reach. It became entirely possible with 3DID, an Italian team of tech specialists who have a reputation for their remarkable expertise in 3D scanning, 3D modeling, and 3D printing. Being a part of 3D Industrial Design Group, which is one of Artec 3D’s most trusted certified partners, 3DID provides advice and works closely with clients in a diverse range of industries. Trusted with the task of creating a digital tapestry of Yuliya Vladkovska’s art, 3D professionals already had a powerful solution to rely on: Artec Leo.

Leo is not just Artec 3D’s flagship device and exciting wireless innovation – this robust scanner has set new standards for data capture. From advanced reconstruction algorithms for cleaner, sharper, and more detailed data capture to adjusting texture brightness when scanning close-up, Leo features everything you need to quickly create accurate 3D models in superior color. With onboard processing and the most intuitive scanning workflow, Leo has enabled artists, graphic designers, and countless enthusiasts in 3D modeling and CGI to create high-quality digital twins of their work, whether for art, product design, or VR.

In Vladkovska’s case, the task was especially intricate. Tokenizing a physical painting means creating an ultra-precise digital replica to be uniquely registered on the blockchain. This operation transforms a piece of art into a digital asset: exchangeable, salable, and possessable like any cryptocurrency. Making works of art more accessible to a wider audience allows investors to participate in its ownership, without the need to actually own the original copy.

In addition, tokenization offers an entirely new level of transparency and traceability in the art industry, with all transactions logged and visible on the blockchain, ensuring authenticity and security of the artwork. This is exactly why the quality of a 3D model is crucial.

Exquisite scanning for artist’s delight

With the dream team and technology on board, the painter’s goal to complete tokenizing her work soon became a reality. The advantages of using the Leo became immediately apparent: the scanner, easy to handle and compact, made the entire process resemble capturing simple videos of the paintings with a camera, while, in fact, creating intricate 3D images.

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Paintings, now tokenized and offering the artist greater exposure, transparency, and global market access. Image courtesy of 3D Industrial Design Group

3DID meticulously planned the entire process, considering all subsequent workflow stages. The team chose optimal positioning to prevent vibrations and calibrated the device, ensuring its algorithms would automatically correct any distortions. Then the scanning commenced, resembling an effortless camera shooting. Post-scanning, the collected data was processed in Artec Studio to create and refine 3D models. Finally, as a finishing touch, the team conducted a quality control check for the results to be impeccable, guaranteeing the fidelity of the digital replica.

“I was extremely satisfied with the results obtained. 3D scanning performed by 3DID was of the highest quality, with precision and an excellent level of detail,” Yuliya Vladkovska said. The painter appreciated the team’s great attention to detail, willingness to provide full assistance and guidance, and a profound understanding of 3D scanning technologies, which enabled them to choose the right equipment and a well-thought-out scanning procedure to ensure maximum accuracy.

A visionary’s fusion of art and tech for redefining artistic horizons

Yuliya Vladkovska, a master of both art and technology, has found a distinctive niche in the art world. In her previous projects such as ‘Art Companion’ and ‘Blood Checkup,’ she harnessed OpenAI technology to foster educational engagement and promote health awareness, respectively. Looking ahead, the painter will keep her passion for infusing innovation into her artistic endeavors. With an array of paintings digitized in glorious 3D, the artist will continue exploring the recurring themes in her work: those delicate intersections between human emotion, well-being, technology, and the natural world.

“Processing the acquired data was carried out with great care, eliminating any possible imperfections and creating an extremely accurate digital representation of the scanned work. I obtained a digital representation of my paintings, which was extremely useful for my project!” added Vladkovska.

The very transition from mathematics to art reflects Vladkovska’s ability to see technology as something that could genuinely be an integral part of artistry. It shows boundless versatility and excitement that creativity holds as soon as you find the right tool. For this amazing artist in the contemporary art scene, discovering Artec 3D was discovering this tool, equally dynamic and thrilling.

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