Silvia Troyo wrote:
> After a lot of hesitation, I decided to write about this theme, it is
> something that has always intrigued me.
> I think that all the chapters about traditional media should be kept. I
> think it could be easy to say "eliminate them, they are obsolete!", because
> we already know these techniques (I assume that most of us learned the
> old-fashioned way and are now turning to computers). But what about the
> people who are just starting? Don't you believe it's necessary for them to
> learn first the principles that will always be important in an
> illustration? I dont' know if I'm making myself clear. How can you teach an
> illustrator all the "artistic stuf" using only computers? I've seen many
> people praising mediocre illustrations just because they were computer
> generated. This kind of work is generally done by people with a poor
> trainig in traditional media. The artists who learned to master traditional
> media first and then turned to the computer generally do a better work. I
> know this sounds too radical, it's difficult for me to explain my ideas in
> a foreign language. I just want to know, do you think that we benefited
> from the opportunities we had to learn both ways? Do you think that young
> artists should learn them too and then choose the one that they like
> better? Anyway, they will have to use the computers...
> I remember something I read, that keeps moving inside my head. The author
> said that computers are tools and then asked "do we want to teach hammer
> or to teach tools?"
> PS: BTW, I don't hate computers. I love the way they have made our work a
> lot easier.
> Silvia Troyo
> Ilustradora cientifica - Diseno grafico
> tel 244-06-90
> fax 244-28-16
> email [log in to unmask]
Thanks, Silvia. I think you expressed that very well.
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