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Jacki, Just for fun, try the Altavista search engine =
http://www.altavista.digital.com and do a little surfing using their =
Image search button. Buttons Bars and Arrows will get hits and offer a =
quick insight as to the quality and thrust of any sites you hit.
Depends on the student and the class and the curricular goals among =
othet things, doesn't it? I can't see as it's even possible to "cheat" =
in art... other than outright intentional fraud or theft. And what =
constitutes theft any more requires a $200 hr. conference with your =
local copyright law pro.
Clip Art is kinda like using "stock photos" purchased or public domain =
rather than going out and photographing that nice soft-focus seagull in =
the sunset frieze you might want to use as a banner on your guestbook =
page: A Quick and Dirty solution that meets your immediate aesthetic =
Now 'Copying' as in Dead Artists-- we just finished that up, I think.
Semantically a representation is always partially a copying event.=20
It's either that mountain "out there" or the one you imagine between=20
your ears. One way to judge the effectiveness of your work is to=20
compare it to something else in critical ways similar. Copying a=20
familiar convention in a hopefully somewhat original way.
Where copying means cloning something as a reproduction;
now that's a real challenge I think. I learn a lot when I try that=20
one. Controlling the medium, seeing how and what someone=20
else saw exactly and not what I'd want to see or what I thought
I saw when I glanced up. When I beat it my confidence is pretty=20
high and I've usually made a bunch of mistakes along the way=20
that I can use better in another context.
"Draw what you see."=20
or if you'd rather..
"Copy what you are seeing with these pencils (and quick, before the =
Mas o menos.
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