We can access images of anything via the internet and snap photos with our phones, so why are drawing and painting still viable methods for making images? What can drawing and painting do that digital and photographic media can’t?
How can we use the methods, materials, and techniques used by two dimensional artists today to tell the story of our lives and to address contemporary issues?
Drawing and painting are viable methods because they are used to create art. Art is not about creating the most accurate portrayal or image, but rather an interpretation of something. Some artists may strive for creating images that are most realistic and accurate, but in general that is not the point of drawing and painting in art. Drawing and painting and show more of the artists emotions and feelings, as well is portray how the artist sees something differently than the person looking at the piece of art.
We can use methods, materials, and techniques used by two dimensional artists to tell the story of our lives the same way that any artist does. We can create art the depicts our emotions, memories, or thoughts, in abstract or concrete ways. We can address contemporary issues in the same way, portraying opinions and stories in art.