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    Traditional or Digital art?

    Which do you appreciate seeing more? Digital art or art that physically exists and can be photographed or scanned.

    And in the " traditional " art section do you prefer abstract art or literal art

    I will admit to being an abstract artist in general, I only started a few months ago and haven't been trained. I tend to draw what i see in my head when i listen to music, that being colours and shapes when I am at a complete state of relaxation ( no drugs )
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    Cerque:
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    Oh hell...*runs out of thread*
    "Everything must serve the idea. The means used to convey the idea should be the simplest and clear. Just what is required. No extra images. To me this is a universal principle of art. Saying as much as possible with a minimum of means."
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    Quote Originally Posted by OmenSpirits View Post
    Oh hell...*runs out of thread*
    What is wrong with the question?

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    Your an abstract artist by your own admission right? The only way to make your art is traditionally. Nobody will pay you to do abstract art as a concept artist digitally, so you need to be in galleries. I would think most people here prefer realism over abstract because they are here to learn to be illustrators and production and concept artists. Not much call for abstract artists in those disciplines.

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    I really have no idea what the terms are or anything like that, I am amateur in my understanding of art and its history and technical terms. I was just told this was a good art site. I am just curious what most people's opinions are on the matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cerque View Post
    What is wrong with the question?
    It gets asked a lot here. A lot a lot. Then people start arguing opinions, senselessly.
    Can't have a thread where people just say "I like this and this is why". Someone always chimes in with "My opinion makes more sense."

    I like traditional methods, being able to hold a physical creation over digital replication is more satisfying to me. As far as abstract vs. traditional, I don't care - if I like the way it looks than the category doesn't really matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan K View Post
    It gets asked a lot here. A lot a lot. Then people start arguing opinions, senselessly.
    Can't have a thread where people just say "I like this and this is why". Someone always chimes in with "My opinion makes more sense."

    I like traditional methods, being able to hold a physical creation over digital replication is more satisfying to me. As far as abstract vs. traditional, I don't care - if I like the way it looks than the category doesn't really matter.
    Yes, I like that view you hold as well. I just don't understand why people argue so much over this?




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    Quote Originally Posted by Cerque View Post
    Yes, I like that view you hold as well. I just don't understand why people argue so much over this?
    Touchy subject when you play with the categorical boxes artists place them selves in, I think. Better to just not have a box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan K View Post
    Touchy subject when you play with the categorical boxes artists place them selves in, I think. Better to just not have a box.
    Jesus, I wasn't looking to start an argument if thats what you guys were thinking. I just have very little knowledge on artist's opinions on these things as I know so few.

    If someone cannot share their opinion without being shouted at or ridiculed then something is wrong.

    I personally find mindscapes more interesting ( Although I love literal art as well ). By "percieved" reality I mean visual "reality." The photograph does that now, painting is free of that obligation now. The cosmos doesn't consist soley of photons bouncing on two-dimensional plains, there's so much more to reality than what we can percieve with our pre-hensile fleshy bodies. I personally find mindscapes more exhilirating than landscapes. I enjoy looking at abstract art that explores this. I also enjoy literal art ( I hope that is the right term - I am quite ignorant of art terminology ) and portraits of people that capture their persona and spirit. I think Joseph Mallord Turner is very interesting because he sort of paints landscapes based on his own personal experience. And so this allows for abstraction as he can exaggerate whatever he wants based on what he experienced in that place.

    Let me know if you think I am speaking shit or not ^^.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cerque View Post
    Jesus, I wasn't looking to start an argument if thats what you guys were thinking.
    Lol, I don't think anyone thinks that - it's just what happens usually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan K View Post
    Lol, I don't think anyone thinks that - it's just what happens usually.
    Alright good, don't anyone post in here if they just want to start a fight now Please.

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    I am not making a judgement, I am just offering my opinion about the site and the disciplines people prefer here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cerque View Post
    If someone cannot share their opinion without being shouted at or ridiculed then something is wrong..
    generally that is a very good statement,
    however if I asked what time it was every thirty seconds for a couple hours, and several other people did the same, you could probably be excused for getting a little snappy after a while.

    Whereas if they all took the effort to tell time on their own and only the occasional person had to ask, you would be very patient.

    There are a great number of resources out there covering the basics, a few hours on your part reading will help focus your questions a bit. This would be usefull both for yourself and us

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    At the risk of being a bit blunt, a little bit of time checking out the site and looking through the previous entries in this forum would have saved a bit of trouble.
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