Friday, January 9, 2015

Art versus Craft.

Hi folks! 
As I blow away the dust that has settled up on my blog, I want to write about something that has been bothering me enough to revive this blog again. Today I want to write about something that many of you already know and I would really like to know about your opinions about it.

I want to talk about-


                       I see everyday, on my news feed, in my junk mails, in my Google searches, things like "photo realistic paintings" or a person who drew a picture by just burning a paper with a magnifying glass or someone who drew something by squirting color out of his eye ducts.

Yes. Let that sink in. I've heard worse. (please DON'T click that)

Are we fine? Okay.

These things are a pinnacle achieved by the human body, mind and the dexterity but it always leaves me like this-

What am I supposed to feel? 
Where are the feels?

I'm like, wow! great, this dude has insane skills, but then again- 

what am I supposed to feel?

And then again, there is this other end of the spectrum, something like hyperbole and a half by Allie brosh, (cynaide and happiness, optipess and many more) they may seem like crude lines and childlike characters, but they have kind of human essence in them, suddenly, they are no longer just illustrations, they are living people, they are alive! They make you laugh, cry, relate. 
And suddenly you have all these feels that you can't handle 

They are well thought, well written and intelligent stories that generate feels. Ofcourse there are some people who can well balance the art and the crafts part and can generate feels combined with the "awe" but these are very few. (Ghibli for example).

So don't get proud once you acheive the "craft" of something because it comes easy, yes, it comes easy, Art takes a lifetime, Art is under rated. Keep your eyes open and don't dismiss a thing at the first glance jugdging by its craft or you may end up missing something really great, it's almost as if judging a person by their outer beauty.


Let me know what you feel- 

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