At 2/28/13 08:28 AM, J-qb wrote:
This sounds like bullshit to me; It's a difficult distinction to draw, and it's fine if you want to make that distinction (between traditional and digital), but then don't label it as 'Illustration' & 'Fine art'.
At 2/28/13 08:12 AM, ornery wrote:
Yes there are exceptions for each category but use that as a basic guide and you should be fine.
Im going to assume that the "basic" was the part you didnt get. For your average user, seeing fine art as traditional, and illustration as digital is the quickest easiest most pain free way of categorizing their work. Its clean cut, black and white, no bullshit. Is it 100% accurate? Fuck no. Can they change the label later if they want? Of course. Are the labels poorly worded? You bet.
I wish i could still find it but it doesnt look like its around anymore, but when the art portal first came out they actually had descriptions of what each category was more or less intended for. Fine Art was described as mostly traditional, illustration was described as mostly digital. Again THERE ARE EXCEPTIONS of course, they arent black and white categories, but for someone who is in doubt of what to stick their piece under, starting Fine art= traditional and illustration = digital is the quickest way to just stick it somewhere and move on to worry about more important things.
If you really want to get into a grey argument area the whole concept of the other category can really waste your time.