I just wanted to report that I recently (as in last night) experienced something of a mental breakthrough. I might have mentioned that I submitted the RE book cover to the Augsburg Juried Art Show, which meant it was judged by a panel of jury who decided what would get admitted to the show.
Well, found out last night that it didn’t…yeah, I was oddly disappointed (I guess I expected just to shrug it off more than I did), and as I was thinking about it, I realized that I didn’t remember seeing any digital pieces that were submitted. I checked this morning and only identified one (that got in) and it was by the guy who organizes the Augsburg literary magazine who has stellar graphic design skills, so no duh.
While this lack of digital pieces may or may not identify the primary reason for why my piece didn’t make it in, the possibility that it could be…HAH.
After ALL OF MY BITCHING about digital art and how awful it is and how it lacks the integrity of traditional media and digital artists are sell-outs and I will never do digital art if I can help it…
It was my very usage of digital art that was my downfall.
(Based on this reasoning.)
On one hand, it makes me sympathetic to digital art like I haven’t before because, naturally, I’ve been bruised by a possible bias against digital art.
On the other hand, SCREW YOU COMPUTERS, I KNEW YOU WERE NO GOOD FOR ART ALL ALONG. ):
These feelings will pass. I might be wrong. RE’s still getting published, so poopoo on you.
In the meantime…