Latest duo fresh outta the studio!
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 ;) )
A little painted sketch that relies heavily on the hue of the toned ground to give a translucent wholeness to the models skin. Painted with a very limited palette of Flake White Hue, Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna and Cad Orange, one can see why the cool tones supplied by the toned ground would be ideal for a quick painted sketch like this.
Took a bit for me ol' noggin to wrap it's head around all the completely new technical concepts involved to film and edit it ( I haven't even scratched the surface) , however I hope you will enjoy this first attempt!
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So I went a diving in to my old store of holiday pics from the bygone days when I went anywhere at all, and found some snapshots taken on a trip to Tioman Island.. Their beaches are the stuff of paradise, as are many of our beautiful seaside destinations here. The sand as fine as caster sugar and water so crystal clear, one could almost forget the degradation and pollution that would probably have shown up if not for the resorts careful maintenance.
Painted alla prima....
.... and another gesture drawing... :)
Hidy ho guys! So I got out and got some sun for once, which took all of 15 paces from my door.. haha!!
Now I kid, I'm not that bad with the sun thing (not that hard in sunny Malaysia!), this was however a first in a long time at doing an en plein air painting, and the weather sure was ideal!..
Loved how this gesture drawing turned out!
Thanks for dropping by guys!.. :)
p.s Pardon the French! Been trying to incorporate it more in to my everyday speech/writing to strengthen my grasp of the language.. :D
A study done for Our Painted Lives challenge of 'Where we store things', this drill has been my trusty helper for more than 20 years now!..
Though I had planned on following along with all the weekly challenges, I decided after my lackluster interest in this one that I would focus only on the challenges that aligned with my main objective when I started, and that was improving my skills with colour and light,
I jumped ahead a bit with some of my painting buddies a month or so back, to do Week 33 where Nicolas asked us to search for old paint tubes we've bought in the past but have hardly ever used.. Begging the question Why did I buy this?..
Each piece just used two of these abandoned tubes and white, the two chosen completely by chance.
My throw of the dice landed me with palettes that were quite monotone, but it was still fun to find ways to create receding cools and advancing warms with the limited palettes..
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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, This is the first little painting I've done of Watson,
Surprising since her cuteness seems quite unreal at times.. haha!
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p.s. Read more about how this piece was created at 'Watson' the Cat Wet on Wet Oil Painting'
Hiya guys!.. I'd say this one is one of my favs of the 1st weeks challenge that I did.. Using hog bristle brushes, rather than the synthetics used for the others, every brushstroke was deeply pronounced and I tried to take advantage of this by ensuring every stoke would speak to the underlying forms and be texturally appealing with sure gesture.
The bleaching white light of the ref image, flattened the models face somewhat. Thus the challenge was to portray this washed out lighting while still bringing dimensionality to the portrait..
Ref Photo Credit : Kelly Searl on Unsplash
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Read more details and about how this piece was created on my blog at : Our Painted Lives Journey
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