by Catherine Yakovina
Digital techniques will probably become an everyday approach to creating art in the near future. Advertisements already use lots of digital effects and enhancing. Digital manipulation is common in modern films. Artists create illustrations for conventional books through computer programs too. We can see that this "Digital" art is useful for plenty of graphic designers in the world.
For example, I use digital processes for creating CD labels and inlays. It helps to express what kind of music is presented on the CD. I enjoy the simplicity of working with the transparency of different layers, and certainly also like the possibility of having a history of how files were created for a CD's graphic design. Then I can modify files at any step of my creative work. I also like to use filters in some works, and find it all adds up to a wonderful opportunity to create something new for my CD graphic designs.
It is a fascinating process to create a new world through digital art. I like to use photos to do it too. One can create new worlds to be placed inside photos. Filters are useful for that too. Artists can even use their own real-world art works as resource material that can be changed by computer programs. It can often add interesting new feelings, and then we'd have a whole new world of real art works with unusual changes brought by computer.
Many philosophers have proposed that all is mathematics. Computers are based on mathematics too. It may seem strange, but many mathematical lines exist in the art works of old masters. May be we could speculate that a piece of mathematics exists in the world of art too. Sometimes I feel it with my graphic work.
Computers create worlds through an artist. It is a new instrument of art that will soon become common enough. Televisions were no less novel but much less accessible to people at the beginning of that slow revolution. Cars were once new to people too. Even radio was new at the first time.
With computer art, it will probably be the same. It is new for many artists at the present time. Many Russian artists do not use computer programs in their art works. But maybe it will become a common wonderful instrument of art for many artists in the near future.
Many artists will of course refuse to use computer programs. I think that is normal, and that all kinds of art will live ~ graphics, paintings, mixed media, etc. Computer art is just one among them, but offers a rare new opportunity to express deep feelings and thoughts.
And if that is true, artists will have need of it. And then it will be needed by people,... if artists will create true art by computer.
The dream about meeting
The talk of souls
The person in the city
The world of childhood
Catherine Yakovina ~ biographical note::
Catherine Yakovina was born in 1967 in Leningrad, Russia. She graduated from the State Leningrad University in 1990. Through 1993-1997, she apprenticed in the private studio of Oleg Dozortsev.
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