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Saturday, 26 November 2022

How Do They DO Stuff Like This?!?

 


Back in the day I had an artsy fartsy side and spent a lot of time sketching and cartooning. I couldn’t paint or do real art at all…but I didn’t have to. I’d draw pictures of my friends and teachers doing unspeakable things to farm animals and it was enough that the angry subjects and others could identify themselves in the likeness.

😂👍

I knew folks that could paint and do still life studies but that was back in the days of canvas, oils and acrylics. They’re doing this stuff on computers now. Is it art? I mean… hit the off switch…and unless you can turn it back on again… the work is lost forever. You can copy this one faster than it takes to think about it, and reproduce it in exact detail as much as you want to. I am torn because…does a piece like this have any artistic merit? It only exists in an entirely artificial medium… and yet the skill of the original artist is beyond question.

But the artsy crowd have gone completely off their rockers these days. You can whiz in a jar and throw a crucifix in it and that is unquestionably art. If I wipe my bung on a Koran or draw the Pedophile Prophet - that’s a hate crime!!!!

The mind wobbles, and we live in ridiculous times.


5 comments:

  1. If you could draw so well even farm animals recognised themselves and what was being done to them, why have you underutilised this talent? Political cartoonist would have been an ideal application.

    Stefan v.

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  2. As a declining photographer, I would say that art is in the content not the carrier. Mud sticks to rocks, but cave art is decidedly more than the medium. When photography became somewhat common, there were heated arguments whether it could be "art." Photographers would even scratch images to make them look "handmade." I my camera club days in the digital expansion, there were borderline hysterical debates about film vs digital. I can work in both.

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  3. Ridiculous times would be an understatement.

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  4. So _that's_ how she made one ZILLION dollars per hour working from home . . . (don't ban me - I'm a human making a joke!)

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  5. Art is in the eye of the beholder.

    Bear Claw

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