Anyone else miss old school digital art? From Pop-Surrealism to Abstract Renders remixed in photoshop. It all felt so indie and fresh and I don't know why it went away. I think most the pioneers of this left their style to find new wings which I totally understand but like it was always so influential, and prevalent, and distinctive. Like, a lot of these people were elitist as hell but the artwork and style was always a joy to follow. Now, it is -extremely- rare to see people mess around with it. Like its become obsolete or something. I don't get why. I come back to it now years and years later, and it still impresses me to such a degree it gives me ideas and inspiration. It felt like such a more creative era for my kind of digital abstract art kinfolk. and I don't think it's a matter of my bias romanticising the past, because it's true I feel nostalgia but the designs and styles and executions themselves were still very much unique.
That old school, I miss that shit. And I don't think i'm the only one who does either. So, I'm going to upload another feature journal exclusively made up of the kinds of works i'm talking about.
I hope everyone has been doing real well. I don't visit as often as I should. But I feel like the audience for this site has changed, and Behance has taken its place. But Behance, being a portfolio - its so strictly impersonal because of its format. DA Was a lot better at having the capacity to socialise. Like, to make posts and journals like these. I wish Behance had those kinds of features that could connect artists. That's another site I need to start actively using to gain the exposure I desire. I only share the bulk of my work on instagram & facebook which isn't really doing anything for me, sadly. Anyway I've went offtrack from what I wanted to talk about enough.
Keep living your life, and creating what you want to. This is how to stay happy.
Listening to: Tyler, the Creator - Boredom
Reading: Dealers - Peter Madsen
Watching: Black Mirror