Sunday, December 18, 2011
Bring it on back
I've had a few people ask me "why are you so against digital art/printing?" I think this video alone helps sum up my reasoning. There are intricacies, delicacies, and a large amount of love and dedication to your craft to be able to produce something original and as "pure" as this. There is a certain level of intimacy involved in this process that so many have discarded over the years in order to make things quickly and easily. For so many it is not about the product or the process but about time and profits. It's depressing to see our origins in print and art and look at where we are now. I don't ever want to be thrown into the mix....become one with the pack of wolves that eat, sleep, and breathe "quantity over quality. This is everything I've ever wanted in my life. One day I will be doing this sort of thing on my own; this is my life's goal....to make beautiful illustrations, designs, and prints completely by hand and to never let the human element leave art. Machines/computers are supposed to help augment the process and the outcome.....not replace the creators thumbprint in the search of the mighty dollar. I say it's time we take back our souls, redeem art and print, and preserve it's beauty for future generations. Stop sitting behind a computer and regurgitating 1's and 0's pretending to be an artist. You sold your soul a long time ago you cold technician. Robot. John Dyre Baizley is another one of my favorite illustrators alive today (as well as singer, songwriter, and guitarist). He's immensely talented and should not be overlooked. You can see his work at www.aperfectmonster.com Artists, designers, printers, illustrators..... Let's bring the soul back like James Brown!