Blue Meenie #2

Digital drawing (Painter)

Are video game images art? You bet.  I have the feeling that they are the cutting edge of contemporary work, much the way some graffiti has been over the past decade.  I don’t play video games but I have watched them being played and I check out Joystiq every day to see what is going on in the industry and to read one of my favorite reporters.  I have known him for a long time.

 
Right now, I am using Corel’s Painter and a Wacom pad (Intuos 3) a lot.  It is a great way to experiment and digital work is very much the future.  It has a different quality than that of traditional media.  It produces drawings that are more like what you’d find in comic books, cartoons or, that’s right, some video games.  At least it does in the way that I am using it.  The pad surface is slick, without the “tooth” that you get with paper or canvas.  It is easy to change things.  Layers was and is  the best thing about both Adobe and Corel products.  But, it is ideal for odd-ball illustrations, the kind that go on cups and humorous greeting cards.
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About mmgilbert

I have been drawing and painting all my life. Now part of the “New Symbolist” movement which encompasses both Goth, fantasy and tattoo art as well as the century-old work of Odilon Redon, I focus on archetypal and mythic imagery to evoke emotional themes and to reference darker fantasies. I have an abiding interest in figurative drawing, working on paper and exploring new ways to handle traditional materials. I studied with Edward Millman, a WPA muralist; at Purchase College; and at the Art Students League in New York.
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