The old woman stood quietly alone, watching three raucous crows cavort over the fence and through the branches. Two of them sped away, wings flapping, but one came to visit . . .
Just when I decide to show my art processes “in medias res, ” I get into digital art. So how do I show that? Do I present each part of each piece separately (the figure, the crow, the background)? Should I show the little movies that can be made of your process with some apps, though I app hop so fast I am not sure of what use they would be, even to me.
With digital art everything moves so quickly, especially if I compare it to something like hand stitching, for instance. Yet a good digital piece can take days to complete. I am sure some of the digital masters take a lot longer than that for their more detailed art. But, as it is often said, every artwork an artist makes took them their lifetime up to that point to produce, so the time factor is in many ways irrelevant.
I now have a new vocabulary to figure out, plus apps to learn, tools to master, and a universe of digital artists to explore.
Exciting times! Especially as I integrate my stylus and my paintbrush in novel ways. I have played around with Photoshop Elements for years, but using the apps on the iPad is a different animal. I aim to tame it.