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The very fine and always inspirational Today's Inspiration blog is particularly good today. Read what the great Albert Dorne has to say on the importance of drawing: todaysinspiration.blogspot.com…

Happy New Year to all, belatedly. :dance:
  • Listening to: Groovera via iTunes
  • Reading: Endless streams of email, tweets, etc.
  • Watching: The pattern of sun and shadow on the snowy river
  • Eating: Chocolate-covered macadamia nuts
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bluedrink Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for sharing a great link.
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ChristineAltese Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
You're very welcome! I'm happy you checked it out!
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57Drawinc Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010   Traditional Artist
The Met was also one of my favorite places (and one of the reasons why I miss NY so much).

You go in there and on quiet days that have less tourists, I would study the Drawings/Paintings, and it would be the closest thing to 'conversing' with the Masters. You can feel the give on canvas as the Artist painted and sense the grain on papers of drawings...

Maybe just me but something about Organic Art that lets you 'connect' better than digital media.
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ChristineAltese Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Professional General Artist
I agree...the actual feeling of pencil or pen or brush on paper has a quality that isn't present (for me) in digital art-making...though I will say that digital has its own set of positives.
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57Drawinc Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010   Traditional Artist
ah Chrissy, you Fence sitter!! lol!

My experience and background relates traditional artwork with multiple sensations and the 'real' experience takes precedence (at least with me) over the 'virtual'. I mean, a Wa_om tablet and stylus feels the same when you change the media/look AND you are totally dependent on the electronic media to create (oh, oh, power outage) .

I can grab almost any instrument that marks, and create an image on almost any surface and each change will bring about different results as well as sensory input. (I know u know this)

And again I can admire and appreciate (as well as somewhat be creative) with digital media. I understand that you can reduce or multiply to any size as well but...

..Have you ever stood and viewed The Leutze painting of "Washington crossing the Delaware"? (At the MET last I saw it)There is a certain magananimity about this mural (or any other Master mural, topic not withstanding)and to realize that it was painted by hand...the same can be said of the smallest hand painted artwork...IMHO

I guess the digital gawds will punish you if you speak ill of the bits and bites! heheh!
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ChristineAltese Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
One doesn't get to my advanced age without honing an ability to carefully balance on the fence, when necessary. :hmm: (ahhh, was hoping to find a fence-sitter emoticon for here; no such luck.)

But seriously, and yes...I really do love both digital and traditional art-making. Why not? I don't have to choose--I get to do both! (Sometimes--actually, most of the time--on the very same piece of art.) It's terrific and I love it all. :heart:

The only digital art-area I don't much care for is photo-manipulation as *Art*...this makes me grind my teeth a bit. Oh, and 'digital painting' that tries too hard to look 'just like a photo.' Ugh. :dohtwo:

Well, there's me, babbling on and lunchtime is over! But I did enjoy particularly the part about those digital gawds...perhaps not a bad idea to take care with the words one uses, just in case they're paying attention... :|
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57Drawinc Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010   Traditional Artist
Then Kudos to you Chrissy for making yourself clear (at least to me).

I have no inhibitions about using gawd or GOD or god. I was raised a catholic and I still value it's ability to instill a foundation of morality that some so-called grown-ups can't seem to comprehend. But with experience, travel and exposure to other peoples/places/things, I have become more Atheist bordering on Agnostic.

The "Wrath of God" to me is usually due to some very mean spirited people with an agenda AND a good movie by director Werner Herzog (AGUIRRE: THE WRATH OF GOD 1972) His NOSFERATU is also a Classic :)
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ChristineAltese Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
Oh, but wait...apparently I did not make myself clear, since you thought I was commenting on your use of the word 'gawd' when I was simply enjoying your reference to deities of the digital persuasion. :O

As for me, I simply accept that we puny humanoids can't begin to understand what is watching over us, or not.
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57Drawinc Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010   Traditional Artist
No, you did Chrissy.
I should have re-phrased my initial line or detailed it for clarification.

..and I usually use 'gawd' so as to not to be offensive to those whom I know (and not know about their religious background) that might be believers.

..but I do like being the 'Devils Advocate' on occasion..heheh :devilish:

"PUNY HUMAN!! HULK SMASH!!" :explosion:

(can ya tell i'm having fun with the emoticons?)
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jhames34 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Dorne!
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ChristineAltese Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Professional General Artist
Yes! :w00t:
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