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A Tale of Two Portraits: From Crayon to Computer. The Role of Digital Fine Art Media in Live Portraiture

Date & Time:
16:00:00 - 18:00:00,
Thursday 28 June, 2007


Artist Jeremy Sutton, known for his lively and colourful portraits that capture the essence of his subjects, will create two portraits in a live portrait drawing session using first traditional media (crayon / pastel / gouache) and then painting with digital media (Macintosh computer / Corel Painter / Wacom tablet). As Jeremy builds up each portrait he will share his insights into his creative process, inspirations, tools and technology. This art-in-action demonstration and comparison of media will provide a concrete framework for discussing the challenges and opportunities presented by the use of digital media for the twenty first century artist. Topics covered in this talk will include:

  • The reasons why Jeremy loves painting in the digital medium.

  • The paradigm shift in the language of art such as the redefining of the meaning of words such as ‘painting’ and ‘original’.

  • The common threads that are independent of media, such as the story behind every painting.

  • The role of the Internet in the business of making and selling art.

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