Tuesday, 29 March 2022

Alternate Art

 Some people say that real art is something that is created from the imagination and doesn't include converting a photo into a painting, drawing, or even sitting down and painting a landscape. I think what they are really saying is that their version of Art is more abstract.

The dictionary definition of art is "the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power."

That really is an interesting description. According to that, most of what I would consider being artwork is therefore not artwork. So, what is it? I just asked Google that very question and opened up a whole can of worms.

Moving on, here is my version of Alternate Art.

Piece 1 is literally me sketching some rough shapes on a digital canvas and colouring in the shapes, and to be honest I hate it.

Piece 2 is similar, but using straight edges in the graphics package rather than just sketching. I don't know what it is that appeals to me with this type of digital painting, but I find it quite relaxing to create, where I can just blank my mind without thought and see what gets created.

Piece three was created by putting a photograph of my dog on the digital canvas then creating a new layer onto which I created various shapes giving an inkling of the original image and using the color picker to select a color from underneath each shape from the original image to use for that shape.

The final piece was my using the topic of the moment, in this case the war in Ukraine, to create a memory of the event.

All the above were created in Clip Studio Paint.

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