Monday, May 18, 2009


"The Liberator"

While teaching this computer art class I've noticed some significant difference amongst the students. The students that are excelling are those that just have an eye for art whether it's painting, ceramics or digital. These students often live for art as if it were an obsession. Despite all of the advantages of using Photoshop and Illustrator to create art, it's still up to the artist to make it happen. I think many people are under the impression that you hit one or two keys and the computer will create the art for you. Although that would be nice, if the person using the programs doesn't have a vision for what they're trying to achieve then the tools/ programs are useless. Think of it this way...if you were a skilled craftsman and wanted to build a bench what good is it if you don't know what kind of bench you want to make.

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