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ryanestrawn:

ryanestrawn:

I just wanna know who did what, don’t want to inadvertently praise someone for something they are not responsible for making.

Does anyone else feel like this, or are my views archaic and obsolete?

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Awesome…

You make some great points, I gotta keep in mind that it’s an intro class and the main thing here is that people get their hands in it.

I want to stress to people that there are a lot of ways to work digitally; you can scan drawings (color and illustrate them), you can get a tablet and paint with the brushes, you can combine photography with vector images, you can come up with a concept and take photos yourself, then combine them with found images.  I think people should look at the traditional art they make and figure out a way to have digital means enhance it or evolve it; don’t abandon your drawing and painting skills and resort to slapping photos together from google images.  Digital art is much more than that.

I think if your gonna grab and recycle stuff off the web you have to have an intention with it, it should be done as a means to end, your own concept or vision.  There’s a lot of ways to do that.

I don’t want this genre of art to be boiled down to, Hey look at this thing I found, I like it, so you should look at it.  (i.e. tumblr)

Those are good examples of other ways to make art with digital tools. I don’t want students to give up on digital art just because they dislike the way that it’s presented in this class. Many of my favorite artists work mostly or entirely through digital art. Often, these artists’ digital drawings look very much like drawings created with traditional media, but the digital tools allow the artists more options and flexibility in how they work. Some examples of things that can be done much more easily with digital drawing tools are undoing mistakes, repositioning elements in order to create stronger compositions, and adjusting the colors of finished drawings.  Megan Rose Gedris and Aaron Diaz  are examples of artists who work this way. I also admire artists who work with digital media in order to do things that can not be done with traditional media. The multimedia webcomic Nawlz is a great example of digital art used in new and interesting ways.

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Sorry Ya’ll

ryanestrawn:

I just wanna know who did what, don’t want to inadvertently praise someone for something they are not responsible for making.

Does anyone else feel like this, or are my views archaic and obsolete?

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Other portal for displaying digital art  -   Deviant Art

Awesome digital artists who make original artwork —  Meats Meier,  Android Jones, TONS of people on Deviant Art

I agree that a big problem for critique in this class has been the difficulty of trying to tell what students have or haven’t added to appropriated content. If a student makes a gif containing a loop of video from a film that the student did not make, and the student does nothing else to alter the content, the gif might be good art. However, the artists are the people who made the film, not the student.

Personally, I would rather take a digital art class with a focus on using skills developed in drawing and other art classes to create more original works of art using digital tools. Instead, this class seems to be oriented to cutting, pasting, and altering content from existing sources.

To be fair, I understand that this is a beginning digital art class. Most of the students don’t have experience with digital media tools, and practicing by using those tools on existing images probably is a good first step in learning to use the tools.

That can be frustrating if you’re already familiar with digital tools, but since you probably need this class in order to graduate or enter higher level classes, you might as well get the most out of it. The only reason why you want to do more than what this class requires is that you’re doing it for yourself. After you graduate, no one is going to care what your teacher or the students in this class thought about your gif project. The only things that are going to matter are what you made, what you learned from it, and how much money the school charged for pretending to help.

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