Raising awareness through art: Losing Altitude[I am no longer accepting new artists. The only exceptions will be artists that I have already started talking to (but who haven't decided yet). If you missed the deadline to sign up, you can still help! I will still be accepting anyone interested in offering some Kickstarter incentives, and of course it will be a huge help if you give the project a shout-out once the Kickstarter goes up. Keep an eye on this journal- I'll make all pertinent announcements here. Thanks, everyone, for the wonderful response this project has gotten. ^_^ You're all awesome!]Raising awareness through art: Losing Altitude3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I firmly believe that the most important step in creating change is to create awareness and foster interest, and since art is among the most universal and moving of all languages I think it is the perfect medium for doing just that. To that end, I am arranging a collaborative art book with the theme of endangered birds. In the future I hope to do more art books featuring other topics, but since I am a zoologist and birds are very
Art is dead.THIS WEEK IN ARTWEEK:Art is dead.5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Is traditional art becoming a lost art form? From the looks of it, yes. Scanning the front page on dA, one seems to see less and less traditional art every year. Of course, times and methods change- but doesn't this put disadvantaged creators at a well, disadvantage? Is there a bias against traditional art developing on deviantart? Where did the idea come from that going from paper to digital is a "step up"? We see this in other media as well. We ditch hand-drawn 2D animation for 3D, then wonder why the quality suffers. We inject our lines with stabilizers and homogenizers, then wonder why it tends to look the same. We force talent- instead of allowing it the time to grow naturally, we want to be good right now-- and take shortcuts to get there.
Maybe it's the fact that everyone started with paper, and familiarity breeds contempt. Maybe it's because all the big artists almost exclusively use digital art. Or something else entirely-
But one artist I know reb