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MSAndie
02-02-2001, 10:40 AM
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Is art only classified as digital art if it is created completely on the computer? or can art that's started as a regular pen/pencil drawing, scanned in, and then tweaked (with color or effects or what-not) in a paint program be considered digital art? I'm just not sure where the bounderies lie when it comes to this.

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nnelson1
02-02-2001, 03:32 PM
I understand your confusion. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif
However, I would classify digital art as any piece that has been either created or manipulated digitally. Of course, with that in mind, EVERY piece of work that has been posted on WetCanvas would be considered digital art as it has left its original medium (oil, watercolor, sculpture, etc. etc) and has been recreated in the digital domain for use on the internet.
After all, I haven't really seen your work, I have seen a "digital representation" of your work.

However, digital art brings with it a whole new set of parameters and freedoms for the artist to use. I don't think this forum should be limited to artwork that has only ever existed in the "digital domain". I believe work that has been created in the "real world" but brought to its current incarnation digitally would qualify.
In short, if you're just scanning yer pictures, don't post it here. If you scanned your picture and then played with it to achieve your desired goal, then, by all means, place it here!

Just my $2.53 worth!

Nick

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digistyle
02-02-2001, 05:28 PM
I probably start about a third of my digital stuff on paper and have not even considered that the finished product wouldn't be considered digital art. I say post away.

digistyle

pixelscapes
02-03-2001, 12:13 AM
Sure, it's true that people have posted digital pics of their artwork. But, I wouldn't go so far as to say that that makes it "digital art", any more than a photograph of Rodin's 'The Thinker' makes Rodin a photographer. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/wink.gif That's the difference between "digitized art" and "digital art".

Personally I would define digital art as anything that's undergone a digital manipulation process... a process without which, the finished original artwork would not exist in its final form. However, I don't think just the act of publishing something digitally makes it digital art -- does the creation of CD make the music 'digital art'?

I differentiate between digitizing something to make a reproduction, and digitally tinkering with something to make an original, basically.

-=- Jen "Digitalis" de la Cruz
http://www.Pixelscapes.com and http://www.BewareOfArt.com

nnelson1
02-04-2001, 08:23 PM
Originally posted by pixelscapes:
Sure, it's true that people have posted digital pics of their artwork. But, I wouldn't go so far as to say that that makes it "digital art", any more than a photograph of Rodin's 'The Thinker' makes Rodin a photographer. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/wink.gif That's the difference between "digitized art" and "digital art".



Sorry, Jen! I was being facetious, of course. Using the old "the number one cause of death is life" stream of logic. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

I agree with your interpretation and only meant to add that, as a newish artform, the digital artist should be careful not to limit themselves.

Cheers!

Nick


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