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Old 01-18-2011, 09:27 AM
 
Location: El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles del Río Porciúncula
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The Japanese are expected to release a computer chip sometime around the year 2017 which, on its own, will be able to create art and produce the images without any human intervention whatsoever. It is expected that this breakthrough will render artists completely obsolete.
You are joking, right?

Even if they did it wouldn't matter to me. I'm interested in art (doodling, drawing, whatever) for my own enjoyment and perhaps to amuse a few of my friends. What, is that chip going to enjoy doing art as my surrogate? I don't think so.

BTW with me being an engineer and my big involvement in computers and software, you'd think I would love doing art on a computer. Nothing could be further from the truth. I used to have CorelDRAW and learned the program well enough to understand all the basic operations, and I discovered that I hated doing art on the computer. I realized that for me art and engineering are exact opposites, engineering being a left brain activity, art being a right brain activity. I discovered that I like the feel of pencils and pastels on paper far more than using a mouse and keyboard.

I have several art books with images created by artists using CorelDRAW and they are very impressive, in fact amazing, but not for me.

So when your chip comes out in 2017 I hope it enjoys being an artist.
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Old 01-18-2011, 03:55 PM
 
Location: California
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Art is not about what you want!
Yah. Tell that to my daughter who spent weeks working on a poster for a movie. When you do art for money SOMEONE is always going to get exactly what they want. And believe me, it's not the artist.
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:15 PM
 
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I've seen private group lessons using the Bob Ross methods around here, but keep in mind that this is LA not the northeast. In the Winter people still go outside to play sports, goto the beach, etc. Enrichment is physical and outdoors
Maybe outdoor painting/drawing classes or landscape specific classes would be a good angle?
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Old 01-23-2011, 04:19 AM
 
Location: Malibu/Miami Beach
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Yah. Tell that to my daughter who spent weeks working on a poster for a movie. When you do art for money SOMEONE is always going to get exactly what they want. And believe me, it's not the artist.
What you are talking about is design and illustration,which is as far removed from “fine art” as you could possibly imagine.
I agree with Charles all the commercial design and illustration (applied arts) will be done by machines.
However “fine art”will never be created by computers because “fine art” is the product of imperfect and sometimes damaged minds, it is illogical as Mr Spock would say.
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