Art in Awe of Science
by Glendon Mellow.
Dear Mr. To promote skepticism/critical thinking I wrote some questions for the Christian believer. Are you able to put the link to these questions at your blog. Thank you very much, Piet - Rotterdam - Netherlands. The original questions http://www.freethinker.nl/forum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=8382The translationhttp://www.freethinker.nl/forum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=10033
painting applications on things like the iphone and ipad scare me, will these applications demean the value placed upon the skills of digital artists if anyone can download an app and start calling them selves da vinci?
Piet, always glad to support skepticism and atheism, but that's kind of spammy, dude.
I understand your concerns, Marco. However, I remember one of my first experiences helping a customer when I managed the art supply store. The person came in, told us money was no real matter, she just wanted the best paint. The. Best. Like if she wanted to paint the Mona Lisa, it would be that good. She was new to painting. Hadn't ever done oils before. We showed her the top quality stuff as well as gently suggested some of the student paints in case she found she didn't enjoy her new endeavor. Talking about it with staff after, we all agreed that it doesn't matter how good the paint was, she was unlikely to paint as well as da Vinci. I think the same is true of these new apps. Amazing work can be done with them, but it's not all about the tools. It's how well you know how to use them. I'm still exploring/floundering with iPod and iPhone apps (I have 4: Brushes, Sketchbook Pro Mobile, Sketch Club and now ArtRage)and my finger being in the way is a large hindrance. I probably need to invest in a stylus. But I look at some artists' work, like say, Eric Orchard and they do amazing stuff - just like when they paint or draw with traditional media.
Posts over 14 days old have their comments held in moderation - I've been getting an unusual amount of spam for a guy who paints trilobites. I'll release it lickety-split though.