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2012-03-05 [SilverFire]: I also get the impression that as an artist, you're supposed to cultivate an aura of mystery and aloofness. Real artists only eat, sleep, or worry if somehow it's related to their work (or their work is related to it).
2012-03-05 [Aradon Templar]: I think I've stumbled across a few dA galleries that had a variety of art styles, as well as levels of seriousness. They aren't common, but I'll keep an eye out for them in the future.
I wonder if the divide is possibly related to art that is intellectually deep vs. emotionally deep. A lot of illustrative art, to me, captures some feelings, while serious art is a lot more intellectually intensive and can lead to mental discoveries instead. In other words, the purpose of illustrative art is to make you feel something, while the purpose of serious art is to make you think something (or realize something). I'm not sure if this is just my approach to art or something more widespread, though. If it is, does this suggest that it's simply rarer to see an artist capable of both methods of art? Perhaps srs artists forego emotional art to stay more focused on intellectual art. (As a disclaimer, I'm not trying to suggest that intellectual art can't elicit emotions. I would say that when they do deal with emotions, it's on a more intellectual scale than visceral scale. For instance, intellectual art that evokes certain emotions could do so with the intent to cause you to make a connection between that emotion and something in the picture.)
2012-03-06 [iippo]: Humm, I don't think the divide goes at intellect-vs-e
Perhaps it's a time thing. In art you supposedly make something timeless and lasting, but design, illustration and craft are all going to get outdated or old or broken, need to be replaced.
Obviously all these divides are outdated too since contemporary art is no different - but the thinking is stuck.
I think it's incredibly fascinating though how there is very little difference between illustration - especially the most talented dA kind - and history painting, religious painting etc... of the old masters. Why is an illustration of a Greek myth fine art when it's done by someone famous long time ago on a canvas, but the same topic done nowadays on Photoshop is not fine art?
2012-03-06 [Aradon Templar]: Eh, I don't think I'm seeing the exact distinction you guys are making then about illustrative art. To pull an example I like from Silvie's gallery, would you consider this to be fine art or illustrative art? http://slayer-
2012-03-06 [SilverFire]: Illustration. It has a narrative behind it, it shows part of a story, there's little intellectual content to engage with.
I always feel that the distinction outlined by iippo is such a false one - my "fine art" IS illustration. It's illustration of academic research and ideas. It's an illustration for a research paper. It's just another way of showing the information.
2012-03-07 [iippo]: I think your stitching manages to hide the illustration-n
Basically it feels like making any kind of a "pretty picture" is shunned. Trying to make anything perfect is bad. And pretty much the only acceptable way of having those kind of images is if it's somehow subversive and oh so clever and might possibly upset stuffy people :/
And if you are not a Renaissance master, thou shalt not draw fantasy images. -_-
2012-04-15 [iippo]: Note to self. Today's lesson learnt: on off-white paper, after initial drawing, treat entire surface into three sections: light, shadow and neutral. On light, rub chalk everywhere on it (no matter what colour the light itself will be - this will also be an awesome idea if wanting really brilliant luminous colours). On shadow, rub a light layer of coal (again, even if the shadow itself shall be a different colour than black) - the black underneath will make an astonishing feel and look to the shadow, and helps understand "light with black" and "black as queen of the colours" stuff. Neutral leave untouched and work the colour right on top of it. Sometimes, if you want the colour of the paper, it is a good idea to colour the paper with a pencil the same colour as the paper itself very lightly, I don't know how but it just looks better than the untouched paper. Sometimes, not as a rule. The black and the white as a rule, though, save yourself alot of trouble.
(Painting with coloured pencils. Rules of painting apply: primer, thin, thick. For thick touches at the end, lick the end of the pencil, though effectiveness will depend on the quality of pencil.)
2012-04-15 [SilverFire]: -demands pikchores-
2012-04-16 [iippo]: But there aren't any ;_;
But while I have you, which episode of Sherlock had the fake painting that he pointed to a star and said "hah! that star wasn't there at the time of the painting of this painting!" - or rather, what painting was he talking about? This is relevant to my interests.
2012-04-16 [SilverFire]: It's the final episode in the first series. (i.e. episode 3) - The Great Game. And it's a Vermeer painting, I think?
2012-04-16 [iippo]: Oooh wait, I remember now, it wasn't a copy of a real one, but a supposedly new find. Is less relevant nao.
2012-05-18 [SilverFire]: iippo's Lab, Aradon's Workplace. :3 I love the names of some of these wikis.
2012-05-22 [iippo]: You need one too, then.
2012-05-22 [SilverFire]: I'm not organised enough to keep it all in one place. <_<
2012-06-24 [SilverFire]: a) Oh holy crap: maybe I should make teh note to self project me actually just stitching out whatever people say/write following the words "note to self". D:
b) re-reading some of this, to me, the 'art and science aren't mutually exclusive' argument is old and well... not an argument anymore. It's preaching to the choir. The real battle is trying to convince the other arts that they're not mutually exclusive. That an artist can have something worthwhile to "say" (paint/make/cre
c) Sweatshop is tempting, but I'm... I was about to say "really, really, really not organised enough to keep it in one place" but that's not entirely true - I'm not disorganised enough to keep stuff in one place. I'm a very compartmental person, I think. And I'm not sure what I'd keep in the sweatshop compartment. :P
2012-06-25 [iippo]: b) With both the sciences and the other rigorous academic subjects (like philo/lings) the problem that I still see is this burrowing. Everyone knows their own thing in great depth, at the exclusion of everything else, they've drilled a deep and narrow hole of expertise. And I think it's largely the reason why they would ignore the criticism/argu
But it is an old argument, you're right about that, because it is a modernity thing. A lot of that altermodern thinking (for me) is about going back a bit, since pomo doesn't get us any further, we've come to a deadend.
2012-08-16 [SilverFire]: I was reading a book the other day... a modern lit. theory book, I think. And everything it was saying about pomo I was like "Yes. I agree with this. But I think this is altermo, not pomo..."
(Stuff about art being collaborative/
2012-08-16 [iippo]: We may have to wait until the art historians and theorists of the future come along and tell us how pomo and altermo are different. We just have to make them different :P
2012-08-16 [SilverFire]: Yes. We should probably stop caring about what to call what we do, and just do it. :P
2012-08-16 [iippo]: And make sure other people don't call it pomo >_>