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May 22, 2013


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I'm often asked if I use a projector, a printed canvas or grid for my paintings.
To be blunt, the answer is simple 'no'.

I do use several vertical & horizontal lines as the guide to put the object in the right position
only when the canvas is big(over 1m high).

The reason I don't use those technical methods is simple;
I'm an old-fashioned man!
I consider myself more of an old craftsman than an artist in modern-day concept.
For me, practicing and perfecting my craft is as important as creating a good piece of art.

Some people say the process doesn't matter as long as you have a good outcome, but I don't believe that.
I don't feel completely happy with the outcome even though it looks near-perfect if I don't feel that my hard work is involved.

I may work much faster and easier if I use a projector or a printed canvas,
but I'd rather train myself harder and harder to be a more skilled and versatile painter.

After all, you won't need to spend that much money on buying a projector and printing on canvas
if you successfully turn your eyes into a projector and your hands a living printer.

'Master' is a title I want to earn more than the 'Artist'.
Craftsmanship is what I'm after more than any other artist-traits.
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Farvezks Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Nice, Sir
thecoldpaw Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Keep inspiring. ^^
aeonsiege Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought it's always about the process and not the end result but a collection of your end results will help you gauge your development.

Unfortunately, I have to use grid. (I can't afford a projector, I use straight edge). I am more of a draftsman and I was trained in mechanical drawing, thus my process. But that does not mean I execute without effort. To each their own :)
xhierophantx Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
Well said! =D
blueprince312 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your right master :)
manycomics Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Go for it. More power to you.
EthanMichaeL Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bigorns Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
You're totally right, man. The ends doesn't justify the means; actually, is quite the opposite.

I think it's totally weird when someone comes here to "criticize". People just doesn't understand your motives, feels envy of your ability and decide to degrade your dream. That's not only unfair, but also sick and ridiculous.
Artfreakish Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
True words. Powerful words.
smarticusws Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There seriously needs to be alot more people like you dude. No lie.
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