Originally Posted by trancerobot
I sense elitism in this thread. Here you are (some of you anyway), master artists who do art for a living with the best cg tools money can buy, went to the best schools, got the best jobs... and you are looking down on someone who's managed to get recognition despite not taking the path in life that you took.
Maybe there's a little jealousy involved too.
Art-wise, I think it's great. If you really get down to it, it's on par with what's shown in the galleries anyway. People do care about the medium he chose, but the fact is - if it wasn't worthy on its own no one could care.
Not every artist is a 100k earning prodigy working for a major Hollywood or AAA game studio, but that doesn't mean they are undeserving of respect.
Considering this comment is at least partly aimed at me, since I wasn't all ponies and rainbows about the artwork - ummm, thanks for the assumptions, but I grew up in the ass end of Africa where there were no fancy CG schools, and I had to work my arse off to get to where I am, so don't act like we have it easy and have breezed our way through life. My "path in life" was one of damn hard grafting, just like this guy.
|People do care about the medium he chose, but the fact is - if it wasn't worthy on its own no one could care.|
But it's not worthy on its own. If this was just some guy making those paintings with paint, nobody would care. Nobody. The only reason this guy has gotten any recognition is because he made the images in Excel. How can you possibly deny that?