Touch screens and vibrant colors allow everyone to be an artist.
My theory about computers:
Once color was introduced, business men accepted them into the workplace. Games, such as Solitaire and Chess, overcame the fear of losing one’s secretary. The possibility of using graphics created an explosion of art related jobs. It did not hurt that the size and costs came down dramatically.
Thirty years ago
My first computer was an Osborne because it came with wonderful manuals and five programs. I still yearn for Dbase 2. These were B. C.(Before Color.) They did have Horse Racing. It was a challenge to imagine the dots were horses.
Once the concept of printing labels three across was found buried in a manual, a business dream was realized.
It seemed so foreign when I first heard about the ‘internet.’ I got the code and access to a university library! Now you turn on your electronic gift, pay a few dollars and the entire knowledge of the world is at hand.
WordPress and other blogging sites open up extensive opportunities. You can muse at will, correspond with like minded creative people, and produce art, books, etc. Your imagination and time are the only limits. The apps, like Brushes (below), are easy enough for children and clever enough for professionals. With ease you can go from 2D to 3D, add music of your own choice, enhance your work and sell if you must.
Can it get any better? Of course.
- Multi-Touch Finger Paintings (flipflipmeheidi.com)
- Handy Digitized Art Apps – The iPhone Finger Paintings by Jorge Colombo are Simply Realistic (TrendHunter.com) (trendhunter.com)
- iPhone, iPad art exhibit set to open at the ROM (ctv.ca)