This semester I found one professor who would let me work digitally. It's helped me really focus in on honing my digital painting ability. Which has been great!
However, I'm not so sure the rest of the faculty shares the same mindset.
So, I submitted a painting for the student show. This one specifically:
The idea was to project the image onto the wall. Hence the frame. It's yielded nice results in the past considering the size I was able to project it at.
It did not make the cut into the show. I asked for feedback and was told "Well, when we see it, it begs the question: Why not just paint it on canvas?"
That was their hangup. Which honestly was expected. But I think to myself "Why NOT paint it digitally? It's different seeing a projection."
Unfortunately they took it as just projecting a painting when you could have actually painted it. But I did? Idk.
Anyway, do you guys have any suggestions on how to validate this medium in the fine art world?
I intend to pursue a career initially as an illustrator/ concept artist. But I don't want to be pigeon holed as just that. I think it would be nice to be part of a new frontier in the gallery world.