since I was a child, I had a penchant for art. As a child, I would spend
countless hours scribbling on the walls of my house. Family and friends called
me mischievous, while my mother called me talented. She enrolled me in
sculpting classes at age nine, and painting classes at age eleven. I’ve been
painting in acrylics and oils ever since. Down the line, I also picked up
embroidery and sketching.
high school, as a part of the school paper, I taught myself Adobe Photoshop to
design posters. It was a major leap for me, and the start of something new. From
making posters by hand to designing posters on computers: Photoshop was a
game-changer. I was instantly drawn to designing on computers for its
simplicity and flexibility – any mistake could be easily undone! Colors were
more vibrant, and the process was overall more efficient.
introduction of computers to art in the late 60s and early 70s paved the way
for artists to experiment with and create new works of art that manipulated
color and texture (Paul, Christiane.
“Renderings of Digital Art.” Leonardo, vol. 35, no. 5, Dec. 2002, pp.
471-484. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1162/002409402320774303.).
have dramatically changed the face of art as we know it. At one point in time,
artists were paid by the hour because creative designs took hours to fabricate.
Now all it takes is a click of a mouse. No doubt this new technology has put
hundreds of people out of jobs, but it has also introduced thousands of new
jobs to the market. Critics may say that computers take the personal touch out
of art, but I strongly believe that art is only a medium to express, and it’s
here to change not only lives, but also itself.
is undergoing a metamorphosis. With apps like “3D Paint” coming pre-installed
in every household PC, newer forms of art are becoming more accessible to the
masses. It isn’t long before people are able to generate art using Virtual
Reality (VR) or Augmented Reality (AR). The future is already here.