Like a brush, pencil or charcoal, the digital format is only a tool to be used to create an imagery. The image is an expression of the artist. The use of a fan brush in oil paints to create the impression for example leaves of a tree. i now use Photoshop to create a brush to do exactly the same effect. How can anyone, and i have been asked this many times, that say a camera or photo manipulation or 3D modeling or digital painting is not only an artist tool? And to like or dislike a work of art is primarily only a subjective point of view.
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