While this brilliant article (link below) is focused on digital art—it brings up something that I (and many artists I know) face everyday:
Process/tools/medium used to try to qualify (or disqualify) a creative endeavor over product.
If you feel the need to attempt to disqualify someone else’s work due to some procedural component that YOU do not employ then I hate to tell you that you are most likely compensating for some perceived deficit in your own. Think carefully before you post some thoughtless dig aimed at a work/artist in an attempt to make you feel better about your own work. It is often a transparent act that diminishes much.
From the featured article:
"…Now I know we live in a day now where photo-bashing is the new hip thing to do. I’ve seen hundreds of copy-cats throw it about on art websites or Facebook, and quite frankly, I’m getting a little tired of it. Why? Well, the same reason I’m writing this article….
Art is art, it will always be a universal expression of creativity, imagination and story telling, whether through music, painting, sculpting, or writing.
The lesson I learned is, don’t be so quick to judge just because you don’t prefer the medium being used. It matters not the tool used, but the product that was born from it. A lot of artists have put thousands of hours into honing their craft, and growing the gut to put it out there for the world to see…”