Friday, September 5, 2008

Longevity

I am a traditionalist, preferring pencil and paper over mouse and computer when making art. It is a personal preference based on my affinity toward the tactile experience. (These quick graphite sketches from life were done on a wonderfully toothy manila paper.) I do not dislike digital art. On the contrary, there are some amazing images being produced digitally. It's just not my medium of choice.

In a recent conversation about storing images digitally, it was mentioned that images generated several years ago using the technology available at the time have been found to have degraded over the years. In some cases, the software that generated the original art is obsolete. I wonder how the digital community is ensuring work will be still be able to be viewed decades, or centuries, from now.


1 comment:

Catherine J. Cruz said...

traditionalist. so that's what they call it. i'm on that same boat.

couldn't have described it better that you did here. great drawings pat.