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17 August 2005 @ 10:10 am
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Tell us why you want to join:
I want to join photo mayhem because I don't already have way too much to do, and thought I should add one more artistic medium to my repertoire!

Actually, I have been using my new digital camera a lot lately, and have really enjoyed the new perspective which its given me on my world. So naturally I want to stretch this perspective even more.

Tell us where you reside:
I live in Jacksonville, Florida

Tell us what you do:
I make my living as a Graphic Designer, but I really prefer to work in more tactile media, such as drawing, painting, sewing, sculpture...I also like to write and take pictures of things.

Tell us where you heard about the community:
saw a link to it on emotivating's LJ. But, I have no idea how I came across his page! Must have been luck. Or maybe he made an interesting comment on someone else's LJ...
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
Current Music: American Analog Set - Continuous Hit Music
Slightly broken robotbitspike on August 17th, 2005 09:49 pm (UTC)
the last evidence...

the last indication that there ever was a natural world


although painting is 'tactile', do you see it as that much different to digital art? i see a lot of similarities, so i just wonder what your thoughts are.

and again, i do really admore the work of yours i have seen so far.  i wish you luck with the new medium.

i know you'll do well.
lucylovebiscuitlucylovebiscuit on August 17th, 2005 10:18 pm (UTC)
oh my!


I do agree that painting is similar to digital art. I say tactile to mean mixing the paints, getting the paint or charcoal all over your fingers, face and clothing (when you're me, the creative process is MESSY!), pricking your finger on the needle a dozen times while sewing tiny little stitches, shreds of fabric all around, the smell of paint, paper, ink and glue...I like the physical, sensory evidence of the process.

I love technology, and the limitless boundaries of digital art, but the only physical manifestations I get from its process is eyestrain and a hunched back...

I also notice that after a session of drawing, painting, sewing, or sculpting, I experience a physical high that is unlike anything else I've known.
Slightly broken robotbitspike on August 17th, 2005 10:40 pm (UTC)
i completely understand what you mean.

i was thinking along the lines of using a tablet or something, and wondering if you had ever used something more 'physical' in digital manipulation than a mouse, or camera... but its still a very different medium.

i too, love to get my hands dirty. unfortunately, it hardly ever happens anymore.
lucylovebiscuitlucylovebiscuit on August 17th, 2005 11:26 pm (UTC)
I use a tablet at work, and plan to get one for home one day when I can afford such luxuries. It definitely makes the digital work I do much more enjoyable and intuitive.

I am excited about this project. I've already figured out what I'm going to do!
Slightly broken robotbitspike on August 17th, 2005 11:41 pm (UTC)
that's good to hear.

... although, speaking of exciting assignments, i may be inclined to also draw your attention to this.