Looking for Regional Information?

Graphic Arts and You

By Charles Hopkins Published 11/30/2007 | Arts and Culture
You may be heavily unaware of it, but the truth is that, most of your life, you have been a graphic artist.  Because of the capacity of the human mind for productivity and creativity as well as cognition, we are capable of translating whatever man-made figments of imagination we have into reality by our own right.  This lends truth to the fact that you are and always will be a graphic artist.  You have employed the concept of graphic arts many times over in school, at home, and even more, your daily tasks and activities.

What is Graphic Arts?

Because of the broad definition of graphics arts, you may well be considered a graphic artist at more times than you may even be aware of it.  The definition of graphic arts can be as broad as this - the process wherein an element of cognition (anything in the mind a creative concept, a visual image, etc.) is applied to a channel (a material through which the piece of art will be created paper, charcoal) in order to produce an accomplished work.  There are many tenets to this definition, but it all boils down to the simple fact that whatever thought you made into action through a tangible piece is considered a form of artistry graphic arts, to be precise.  The accomplished work is graphic arts in such a way that it was materialized through the graphic images of a person translated into reality.  However, some artists argue that graphic arts is the process of applying cognitive skills such as creativity and productivity in order to come up with an art form, say a drawing on paper.

Who are Graphic Artists?

Because of the dilemma faced by graphic arts definition, the idea that graphic artists can be everyone is something that might be problematic.  However, generally speaking, graphic artists are of a certain kind and profession.  If you are interested in the field of graphic arts, you may be well pleased to know that the field is so broad, as its definition is that it covers many other major fields of arts.  One major field of graphics arts is in animation.  Again, animation has many fields motion animation, still animation, 3-D animation, and many other fields.  Another major field is in the field of audio and visual film.  Surprising though this may sound, graphic arts has a lot to do with the design of a movie set, costume design and even the cinematography.  After all, these fields are products of the creative minds of the artists behind them.