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.