‘Profile’ iphone sketch

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Kind of interesting to think about what these images are, exactly.  If a photo is the source–painted over, altered, discarded– are they still essentially digitally altered photos, and so fall under photography?  If it looks like paint but exists only digitally, is it a painting?  Is it a drawing?  If I freehand draw and ‘paint’ while I’m inside, looking outside, is that plein air?  It doesn’t really matter I suppose–it’s just working with what material is at hand and trying to make an interesting image from it.  And it’s unimportant.  But fun to speculate about the artistic netherworld such pictures inhabit…

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