At 12/26/10 05:04 AM, J-qb wrote:
That's just plain bullshit. Glacier is right about the 3d part, but not on the others. The difterence between fine art and illustration can be hard to see but it is nothing to do with the media you use. Fine art is art in the traditional sense; L'art pour L'art. Illustration is art that is meant to illustrate (tell) a story. E.g conceptart or entries to c.o.w. would normally be considered illustration.
Pixel art is pretty str%u0105ight forward, although there are some different opinions about the specifics of it.
Yeah I'd go with J-qb's explanation on this, but I wouldn't fret too much about it. It's a difficult line to draw between fine art and illustration, and the categories are far too few to be useful. Use the search bar, or even Google.
I haven't modded the categorisation sections in a long, long while because it's incredibly difficult to manage, especially with people's different idea on what's classed as fine art and illustrations. People also get 3D and pixel art wrong, but they're stupid.