It is not a matter of what type of computer you have. It has to do with your brain, and how it works. The reason you are seeing technology has to do with what you do when it comes to what you paint. That’s why you should always be able to see the world with what you are doing.
I’ve been asked by a couple of people, “So why does technology look the same?” I understand the question. I paint a lot of computers. I have a computer in every room I have in my home. I have a computer in the kitchen for when I’m cooking. I have a computer in the bedroom for when I’m sleeping. I’ve even been asked a few times why the tech looks the same when I paint it.
When you paint a computer, it is because you want to show it to the world. You want to make sure people can see what you are doing. So you paint it with the same colors and fonts and so forth. On the other hand, when you paint a piece of furniture, it is because you want to show that you know how to make the thing look good. You want people to be able to see that you are an expert.
Tech illustrations are a great way of showing your skill and expertise. You can also use them to tell a story. The fact that people are able to see how you can make their computers look good is a great way of showing “I can do that”. And telling stories is another great way of showing expertise and skill. The same goes for furniture. I love seeing how a piece of furniture looks because it is a perfect example of how it works.
The designers used to be obsessed with the idea that when you go into a room, some people will get annoyed whenever you knock the door. But now that I have you in mind, it’s time to start doing something to make your room look fantastic.
What a shame. Some people just need to tell stories themselves. Like the ones we told about Colt’s journey.
A few years back I tried to take a trip to New York to visit an artist friend who has a show at the new Whitney Museum. He wasn’t really into technology, which I find a bit ironic because he used to be one of the most tech-savvy people on the planet. It was a little disorienting and confusing for me seeing him interact with the exhibits, though. I feel like I learned a lot about the history of technology from that experience.
Its a bit like when people talk about the history of Hollywood or art or anything else – its all relative to the individual and what they enjoy doing. If you enjoy doing something, you will probably enjoy doing something else.
I think the point is that technology illustration in fiction is one of the most popular genres, whether it be in comics, movies, or games. So, I think it’s great that it is a genre that continues to be popular (I believe that there are many people who are involved with technology illustration in their own work). It’s not a genre that is as old as you might think, with the exception of the early years of the so-called “computer comic” era.