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Joan Lee <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 25 Jun 2007 12:25:45 -0400
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We all know that the marketplace demands that we keep up with 
technology to survive economically.

That said, I am an "artosaurus" now, and by choice. What I prefer about 
the "old fashioned" hand done art is exactly what has always appealed 
to me about it. It isn't just the visual (design, color, line, etc.). I 
also love the texture, the feel of different papers and grounds. I love 
the smell of many of the mediums. I love the tactile sense, both 
visually and through touch, of different surfaces. I love the way my 
arm uses a brush, the feel of my chisel moving through wood that smells 
interesting. All that makes my studio a place of magic for me--stinky & 
messy for others, no doubt. None of that is the least bit necessary for 
art for the marketplace. Viva both!  Joan

On Jun 25, 2007, at 9:23 AM, Mieke Roth wrote:

> Absolutely! I love to work with old fashion pen and ink and the result 
> of that work is more than rewarding to do see. But: due to my 
> background and interest I am also following the future developments 
> within the IT and I noticed that computer applications are more and 
> more mimicking the old crafts. Think of the refinement of the 
> recognition of handwriting that is really getting interesting, but 
> also the fact that companies see the benefits of touch screens and 
> pressure sensitive devises. Those techniques are already available, 
> but the possibilities will expand tenfold in the next years.
> I think that within 3-5 years we will be able to work on digital 
> sketchbooks that have the size of an A4 (or any size we want) and the 
> weight (or even lighter) of a normal sketchbook.  And such a 
> sketchbook doesn’t have to be connected to an other computer to work, 
> like my Wacom Cintiq right now, so it feels as if you aren’t working 
> digitally but completely analogue. I am looking forward to it! Last 
> weekend I received my copy of the Guild Handbook (in recent years I 
> borrowed a copy from the museum library and I missed having one of my 
> own) and I saw the underwater sketchbook Trudy Nicholson designed… 
> maybe in a few years that will be possible digitally!
> We will be able to integrate the benefits of both worlds more and more 
> and I think that that is only a good thing.
> Mieke  
> From: SciArt-L Discussion List-for Natural Science Illustration- 
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Bruce Bartrug
> Sent: maandag 25 juni 2007 13:03
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> Subject: Re: [SCIART] Stippling.....
> PS:  Handmade art work is never going to become extinct.  For the same 
> reason people still practice for years to learn to play a violin.  
> Instead of just producing violin sounds on a synthesizer.  Too, 
> traditional approaches to any artform are often a matter of 
> preference.  I have a friend who doesn't like Photoshopped photographs 
> because they don't look like the original slide or print.  I have to 
> remind him that the photographic process also changes the look of the 
> original subject, but he's completely unimpressed with that 
> explanation.
>  b
> On 6/25/07, Bruce Bartrug <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> You're right, Mieke.  Tools are just that:  ways of putting on paper 
> (or digital CDs) the image one has in his mind.  And I think most use 
> a mixture.  Some things are more quickly and easily done manually, but 
> the advantage of Photoshop is that changes can be made comparatively 
> quickly.  A change in an ink drawing or watercolor would often require 
> redoing the entire piece -- something not conducive to financial 
> security in a very competitive market.
> B
> On 6/25/07, Mieke Roth < [log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Joel wrote:
>  >Photoshop...  It's too bad that fine art is connected to such a 
> method.
>  Hi Joel,
>  A strange remark for a list like this one. If you where talking to an
>  audience that was just into making beautiful illustrations as a hobby,
>  --
> Bruce Bartrug
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> Nobleboro, ME 04555 USA
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