More on Procedural Art
In a sense, much art nowadays is procedural. After all, it’s serious code that makes ZBrush do what it does. And check out this facial animation software from Image Metrics for some downright amazing math+coder = artist. In a sense, these software packages allow artists to become better artists and to do close to the thing in less time.
Has the “old” artist died? I’m sure that there are fewer traditional animators around today than there were years ago, but traditional animation methods are still taught. The students who can practice animation without electricity usually do even better with it.