Bob Beeching wrote: > > > Jacki wrote: > > "Does anyone have any good sites they would like to share that offers > free clipart." > > "Clip Art" along with "copying" and "tracing," does little to advance > a student's ability > to become - visually - self-sufficient. When a student says: "How do > you draw this," one response may be, "Draw what you see." It is true > that one cannot travel round the world in order to sit in front of a > pyramid, and in this instance, copying - not tracing - the shape from > a photograph is appropriate. > > An aside: > > One summer evening, an adult class student brought her 3 year old son > to drawing class. When the class went outside to draw trees and > building, the tot was given paper and marker to do the same. He was > told: "Draw that tree in front of you." And he did - remarkably well - > thought his mother. > ___________________________rb > > >
As a Graphic Designer who doesn't possess the strongest drawing ability,
I still consider myself a good artist. Using clip-art (or copy-right
free visuals) allows some artists to get their message across more
efficiently and more successfully visually. Depending on what the
person is using the clip-art for, I se absolutely nothing wrong in using
it as a design tool.