Art on the computers

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by TSE, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. TSE macrumors 68030

    Jun 25, 2007
    St. Paul, Minnesota
    I am in a design program at a major university and I've noticed a lot of kids using design programs and drawing on the computer and tablets over traditional art tools and paper.

    While yeah, a lot of their pictures look really good, am I the only one that feels like there is a hidden magic with utilizing the hands?
  2. MisterKeeks macrumors 68000


    Nov 15, 2012
    I agree- I will always have respect for those that can just use their hands and mind to create something without the help of a computer to alleviate mistakes.
  3. Shrink macrumors G3


    Feb 26, 2011
    New England, USA
    Since my father was an artist (wwaaaaayyyy back before computers), I agree.

    However, and much to my surprise, I was quite impressed with the work of Joshua Harker employing a 3D printer.

    It will never replace the the traditional artist's hands on...but it is interesting.

    Take a look...
  4. leenak macrumors 68020

    Mar 10, 2011
    I'm generally a traditionalist but for digital art, the ideas are still of the artist, it is just the medium that has changed.

    I like some of it, like things found on this site:

    But I'm also in awed of people who can create things with their hands and various tools.
  5. chrf097 macrumors 68040


    Dec 16, 2011
    Art takes many forms and there are so many mediums for art to be expressed. Digital art is no less and no more amazing than traditional pen and paper art. It's a different medium, that's all.

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