I had a little bit of a revelation the other day when I read someone’s comment on Facebook saying:
"Digital Art is not real art, and you’re a fool for thinking so."
I was really peeved at first, after been training and studying digital art since I was 15 (28 now). Calling back to all the people I had to prove to, that I was actually painting and not just touching up photos like everyone thought Photoshop was used for. I wanted to write this big whole paragraph up, then I realized I was 28-years old and on Facebook, about to argue with a kid who had never drawn in his life.
When I quit my photo major, it was at the advent of digital photography technology. Digital Photo classes were mandatory (because it was the future), when all I really wanted to do was use film and the dark room. It felt like MY art when I used film, as opposed to Photoshop and other programs where it felt like the computer did it for me. It’s not even that I was bad at Photoshop (I wasn’t), it just didn’t feel like my work and it as expensive as hell, so I quit it and moved onto social sciences.
Technology has changed since then, and if I would use the stuff they have today, I’d probably have pursued photography as a career. It’s almost 10 years later, creating digital art like the image above IS art. It doesn’t matter how simple or complex it is, it was created from a person’s imagination. That’s like telling Picasso or Van Gogh that their art isn’t really art (which is what was told to Van Gogh). It brings up the Ebert “Video Games can’t be art” debate. He’s absolutely wrong, with games like Shadow of the Colossus, Okami, and basically any game proving it. Someone took their time to design an entire world, and then people have the nerve to write you off as an artist, it’s just plain offensive.
TL;DR: Just because it’s a medium that you don’t or refuse to understand, doesn’t mean you should negatively comment or write them off as an artist.
If you're older self, who's incredibly hot and your type anyway, traveled back in time, would you have sex with him.yourself?
Am I younger than I am now? Like early 20’s? If so, no. I’d tell him to go get an MRI of your pelvis and peace out. Hopefully that would delete my older self. I’ve got other things to worry about other than sex.
Anthony Mackie:We’re in a day and age where kids deserve someone they can look up to. I’m very proud of Scarlett with what she’s been able to do with Black Widow, and how little girls can sit back and see that she doesn’t have to have superpowers, she’s just a badass. While being cool and a chick. And I like the fact that little brown kids can say, ‘hey, the Falcon is there now’, and little green kids can say, ‘the Hulk’s there’. Don’t want to leave out the Martians. I think it’s very important, and I think Marvel has been at the forefront of that, giving people the opportunity to represent every aspect of culture. It’s definitely something that was on the table, and on my mind when I decided to sign on to this project.
Topic:FANS COMPLAINING ABOUT CASTING ON GROUNDS OF RACE
Anthony Mackie:Superman, black would be the coolest dude in the world. Imagine Sam Jackson in a cape. Running around. That would be a good movie.
I think what a lot of people don’t get is, these people aren’t real. If you cast a black dude as John F Kennedy, that’s wrong. If you cast a white dude as Martin Luther King, that’s wrong. These people aren’t real. The suits aren’t real. There aren’t really superheroes in the world.
At some point in time, you have to steep yourself in reality and say, ‘hey, it’s not about what they look like, it’s about casting a good actor in the role. If you’re sitting at home and you can’t see a black guy as Nick Fury, maybe there’s something wrong with you.