Not A Traditional Artist
I have always loved to make things. At first, it was sewing or decorating journals and printing booklets. Then came a computer and the fun of creating papers and cards. That art could be created on a computer with software was an unknown possibility. I proudly called myself a crafter and not an artist. Yet, I was led to take traditional drawing and painting classes. What did I learn from those classes besides the basic elements of art, the difference between student grade and professional materials, and that painting with watercolor is very different than painting with acrylics?
I learned that I do not want to paint professionally. If I never painted anything again in acrylic or watercolor, I would not be upset. When I pick up a paint brush, I do not lose myself in creating art. It is very different when it comes to creating on my computer. I can get lost in working on a new composition. Taking photos and using objects that have different values and perspectives and fitting them together as a cohesive whole is not a chore. I can become absorbed in the smallest of details, working to get it exactly right and blend in.
Part two next time.
This is from 2015 when I discovered digital collage art. I was using Elements, because I felt Photoshop was just too complicated!
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