Saturday, March 19, 2011
Modern PRACTICAL Art
Excuse the over-sized image. It's cool though, right?
Ever wonder exactly how artists create images like that?
Well I had never really before, but it seems that my 4.76 year old Princess is turning out to be quite the little artist. And with no real expertise in that department between her parents (or family) I'm researching how best to nurture this interest.
She takes an art class one day per week which is VERY GOOD - except that it's $35 per class!
For that rate I may as well look to hire a private instructor or figure out out to co-op a class with a few other budding, serious artists.
But I'm also trying be a little farsighted here.
What do you think will be more important in the future - painting with acrylics or computer graphic design? What do you think will open more doors from a career standpoint - a deft touch with pastels or aptitude for digital photography, photoshopping, and Adobe Creative software?
Yeah, the latter is freakin' expensive ($400+) so I'm not about to buy that for my daughter anytime soon.
So in the meantime I'm Googling, researching, and keeping my eyes open for low cost, high-tech approaches to further her artistry. If you have any ideas, feel free to help me out!
That pic atop....you can see a rough snapshot of its development here.
However it was done, that's the type of skill I'd like my daughter to be working toward.