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« Reply #20 on: August 26, 2007 07:16:07 PM »

Here's the thing; True Artists's can make Art in whatever medium asked for.  If the forum asks for "digital" based art, then so be it.  I've had art shows based on my digital work.  On the other hand, making a piece of art with ones own hands is as part of the craft of Art as those that came before us.  Yes, the "Tablet" does feel like drawing, but is it?  What makes it work, I'll let you in on a little secrete, it's Algorithms, basic code, mathematical formula, (10101000).  Nothing to do with the placement of a "Real" object, or the flow of a real paint brush or pencil. We must learn from Art history to understand where we are going and more importantly what we are leaving behind.  That's why I think it's important to distinguish between what is Digital and what is Human Hand, no time in history has there ever been a tool that has changed the face of Human expression as much as the computer.
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« Reply #21 on: September 10, 2007 01:31:10 PM »

I'm just finally catching up with this board .. this is a great conversation!

Personally, I like both Digi-art and hand-art ATCs.  They have different feels to both of them.  Often I combine the techniques ... making custom "diecuts" for collages or embish digital art.

Either way, I prefer a physical copy of the ATC .. printed or created.

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« Reply #22 on: February 08, 2008 07:47:06 PM »

Here's the thing; True Artists's can make Art in whatever medium asked for.


Anyway, to comment on the above quote and the topic in general...

I went to a formal art college, and I've used acrylic and oil paint, fiber, charcoal, pencils, conte crayons, clay, pottery, metals and jewelry, pastels... all of it. I then took digital art classes and have used the Adobe Suite and Corel programs...

Digital is just another medium to me. I can make art in any medium, but lately I've been doing things digitally. I went through a watercolor phase, an acrylic phase, a found art phase, a fiber art phase and now I'm in a digital art phase.

There are people who will argue till they're blue in the face that digital art isn't "art"... and they argued that a toilet wasn't art but I remember seeing Duchamps fountain in art history... history speaks for itself. Artists use what they have to use to make their art.

An artist is an artist no matter the medium.

Thats because youre a part of something larger. Like
being swallowed by something larger.

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« Reply #23 on: February 08, 2008 09:44:50 PM »

I haven't posted any ATCs in ages, but still want to throw in my 2 cents...  I crossed paths with the whole concept of ATC's while I was taking a Photoshop class, so my first ATCs grew out of what I learned in the class.

For the most part, I did so to practice and use the techniques I learned.  But it was also because my paper arts supplies were packed away for the foreseeable future Sad

So, with the understanding that the simplest definition of ATC was 'a piece of art that's 2.5" by 3.5" that's not to be sold," I found that making ATCs with Photoshop let me still create while my glues, scissors, papers, etc were gone.

Because I was working within the definition above, I do feel that I need to print and cut out the card to the size it's supposed to be.  If I post it online, I scan it just as the 3-D object it's supposed to be then post the scan.

I have yet to do any ATC trading, but as one of the appeals of ATC is the uniqueness of each card, printing only 1 card is the way to go for me.

But, because of the digital technique, I can see myself possibly taking an image and enlarging it into a postcard.  I wouldn't be able to do that with an ATC that I'd already traded, though, but I probably also wouldn't trade an ATC that I turned into a postcard.

I do miss the materials of paper crafting and there isn't the tactile therapy of paper and glue, but it's another technique and I have gotten lost in creating with it as much as the other techniques.

Plus, there's the benefit of portability in being able to have everything I need to play in my laptop and tablet.

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