New Technology used by Artists

I am a traditionalist when it comes to material usage. I do not discount that there are artists who have explored today the various technologies at hand of which NTFs are now the new hot topic. I admire those who so readily accept and use these new tools in such marvelous ways. We have members at AV who are proficient in using technology in their art. We as artists have a history of technology bringing about great changes in how artists have adapted those tech skills. Optics such as the camera obscure were around a long time before finding their way into the artist’s tool box. First used in the early 1400’s and well into the 1600’s the technology of lenses in optical projections changed how artists created their compositions. And even today optics play a part in some artists’ practices.

This leads me to my stumbling through PhotoShop which I guess is now a standard in many artist toolboxes. I stumble through adding and deleting as well as layering and re-layering elements. Somehow I arrive at something that I like. It’s clearly not second nature, but I am learning. Will I abandon my love of working on paper? Never. However, perhaps creating images in PhotoShop will help in the creation of my drawings where I stick to traditional materials.

Shared By: Kate Hendrickson

My work explores my feelings about the search for comfort in revealing my faith. I converted to Judaism. I hope that my artwork helps everyone feel more comfortable in expressing who they really are.

I use stencils of Hebrew letters to create an underlayment structure upon which I build the composition. The word chosen is based on my interest in urban and nature environs. Color choices are made based on my feelings about the word. As I work with pastel, graphite and colored pencil the letters are concealed to the point where pieces of the letters and ghost images of them remain.

@peepso_user_31(Denise Durak)
I think the author makes a good point that creating images in Ps can help or teach new skills which transfers to painting or drawing on paper or canvas or even… Read more