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« on: November 21, 2013 12:08:22 AM »

Hey there!
I was wondering about something.
I often make drawings and paintings. Sometimes with oil paints, watercolors and acrylics.
But these days also with Copic Markers, and noticed that people sometimes feel that it is less 'art' because of the material I used.

I myself feel that art is not defined by the material it is made off, but I wondered about this. In the end the image is made by me, comes from my brain. And it does not matter so much what I used to put it out there. But maybe others differ. I am curious about this Smiley

Do you feel artworks feel less as 'art' when they are made of Copic Markers or other modern materials, instead of for example watercolors, oil paint, acrylics etc?

Copic marker drawings, with sometimes details of white paint:

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« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2013 03:49:21 AM »

Gorgeous work!

I think some may feel it's more illustration based on the materials...markers aren't traditional fine art tools. I'm loving what you're doing & personally consider it art. Wink
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« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2013 06:44:52 AM »

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Do you feel artworks feel less as 'art' when they are made of Copic Markers or other modern materials, instead of for example watercolors, oil paint, acrylics etc?


Let me just say, that art is in your heart. Google the ketchup painter, and you can see that.
Here you go....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gvGDsIYrrQ

Art is what you like. And what you use? Entirely up to you. Don't think because you are using "kiddy toys" markers, {although much more expensive varieties with Copic, but I use the kiddie ones, too}, makes it less worthy of attention.

Eye....Hand....Hear t. When you put them together, they spell ART. You have made some amazing creations. Very interesting to look at. And you are great with balancing color, too  Grin

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« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2013 10:28:35 AM »

The people who say that to you are called "Art Snobs" and/or "Control Freaks" and they are covering their lack of a creative vision by ob/coming about the materials.  I doubt you will find a single person here who thinks they are correct Grin...but I make art from trash, so I'm a bit sensitive about the whole Art VS Craft topic.
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« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2013 02:07:09 PM »

I agree with suereal, don't worry about the Art Snobs.  "What is Art?" is up to the artist.

In my big fat opinion!   Cheesy

(art snobs would have us only create in marble and oil paints   Roll Eyes  )
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« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2013 05:34:11 AM »

Art is not in the materials used, but you can definitely make lesser work look a lot more "artsy" by using materials that are more textured, or will "spill out". Doesn't make it "more" art, but people will react to the effects.

Also, snobs. There are many many snobs. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2013 12:31:09 AM »

Who thinks that?!? Art is creating... no matter the materials used.

(silently wonders what those critics say about digital art)
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« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2013 01:29:34 AM »

(silently wonders what those critics say about digital art)

From what I remember from my dA days, exactly the same thing actually... Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2013 08:20:31 AM »

Art is CREATING...I agree.

Boo to whoever says otherwise.
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