Recently in Recently Noticed Category

Recently noticed....

There is one thing I have recently noticed within the digital art field lately. Many digital works do not start in the digital format. I've been seeing many artist create works with traditional mediums and media, only to scan and transfer their work into digital format for enhancement. I had a discussion with a friend of mine about this and he saw this as a "negative" form of art. Being able to put anything through the computer to come out 10 times better does have a feeling of cutting corners, but the work is art none the less, right? I could decide where I stood on the subject, but it is something I am seeing more and more of.

Many good examples of this can be found here;

All of this is really interesting from an educators point of view. It brings up the thought of higher "standards" and new honesty codes within the art classes in the near future.