Hidy ho guys!,.. This one sold before I got a chance to post it here.. Loved how this gesture turned out too!..
As an aside update, I'm currently working on adding some of my best prints to the website, so keep your eyes peeled for that coming soon!..
A few of my other latest available studies...
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Hiya guys!! So it's the new year ay! and it looks to be probably quite a challenging one for many who may find their livelihoods disrupted by the accelerating AI revolution.. Like many I am excited by many of the positive possibilities it could open up for mankind, though cautious of the way it may be rolled out..
Like any powerful technology if not ethically implemented with wisdom, may prove to benefit the few alone, furthering an already deepening inequality in the long run..
The ease of producing amazing works of art and literature without the tedium of the creative journey that mankind has always had to grapple with, raises concerns of the collective dulling of human consciousness, for the difficult, messy and often times long journey of the creative process is where deep conscious growth lies. The endeavor itself rather than the end result is often where man has found true meaning..
the difficult, messy and often times long journey of the creative process is where deep conscious growth lies. The endeavor itself rather than the end result is often where man has found true meaning..
This will be quite lost when a constant flow of ready made art and literature will be produced with a few simple phrases and a touch of a button.
One could not fault many ( especially the young, yet to have experienced the richness of the journey, still budding in skill and eager to manifest the plethora of ideas dancing in their minds), from skipping the tedium for quick and exciting results. Humans now playing the roll of an art director or commissioner alone, while AI will be so advanced as to, in essence, be the actual artist rather than just a tool..
What will be lost to the human psyche with this simple elimination of the creative process?..
No doubt many, anticipating the negative effects this might pose, will shield their young and still inculcate the creative process in their minds.. What segments of society might be left out of this forethought though? Much like one hears of Silicon Valley reticent of exposing their own younglings to the distractions of the very tech they themselves stream out for the wider public to consume with ever more addictive enhancing algorithms, so too may this be the case for the AI revolution, where we may find much of society engulfed in this new, possibly mind altering technology, before understanding its consequences to human cognition..
In my humble opinion, a revolution of this magnitude to the whole of mankind cannot be left to be implemented by the few with monied interests...
A revolution of this magnitude to the whole of mankind cannot be left to be implemented by the few with monied interests...
These are just a few of the thoughts that have been swirling in my mind about a revolution I had imagined to be years (if not decades) away, rather than just months..
What are your thoughts?...
Meanwhile here are a few of my latest sketchy studies available for collection..
Ta dear friends and Happy New Year!!!.. :D
p.s. All my writings and art are created 100% Without AI assistance.
( This disclaimer will seemingly need to be a thing from now on looks like ;) )
The empty space plays just as important a role in the composition as the actual drawing in this piece, once again utilizing the beauty of 'Yohaku no bi' in one of my works...
I found an article that writes about this beautifully on 'Seattle Japanese Garden'.
To quote an excerpt...
The beauty of the extra white, the space left empty, is called yohaku no bi in Japanese. This is a concept borrowed from Chinese landscape ink wash paintings, where clouds, mist, sky, and water could be left unpainted. Their presence was suggested only by the carefully rendered edges of the surrounding landscape. This artistic strategy resonated with Taoism’s idea of qi (chi) – the formless energy from which the universe emanates.
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New gesture drawing from one of my practice sessions (2D source). As usual this piece has been mounted on archival Japanese Rice paper to reinforce the papers strength, this time however I decided to have the rice paper over lap the newsprint by about a 0.5 cm as I thought it looks rather nice that way..
Available now in my Etsy store.. :)
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These are a few gestures from one of my drawing practice sessions I thought would look awesome as a set together. They could either be hung together or separately to create a harmonious cohesiveness to a living space.
Each was created with charcoal pencil on newsprint mounted on Japanese archival rice paper and measure 8.5 x 11.5 Inches each.
Thought I'd add a few of my latest gestures to my shop!..
These were all drawn with Derwent Charcoal Pencil on Newsprint during various practice sessions. :)
Hi guys! So with a touch of trepidation I got back to this piece and I'm pretty happy it's turned out just as envisioned!.. The nature of this piece I feel lends itself to personal interpretation so I shy away from clarifying my own inspiration as I would like each observer to find meaning in it for themselves, independent of my own conceptual vision.
This piece was really a joy to create!.. :)
Had a little fun with the edges of this figure study in oil with some pallet knife gestural sgraffito.
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