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I’ve been contemplating and idk if anyone has seen this on here.

But please, someone be honest with me for once and not give me just whatever they think is gratifying.
What do you all think about traditional art? Like on a whole, as compared to digital?

Someone said something yesterday that made me consider if I would actually be more popular or get commissions if I did digital instead, and that’s something I never thought about but I guess has sort of always been in the back.

I always try to present my art as cleanly and professionally as possible, but considering it, and like the rare complements/comments excluding complaints on eye or nose size I get on my art it always comes off like, people see my art as a novelty. Like talking about how different or charming it is that I do traditional art, like it’s a gimmick. I don’t know how to do digital art, and yesterday I gave a try that didn’t turn out too bad, but I didn’t get to finish though because I was straining my eyes staring at the screen and it didn’t feel like I was accomplishing much as it does when I’m inking or coloring a piece and sort of watching it come to life. I don’t want my art to be seen as a gimmick though.
For people that say I shouldn’t worry about other’s opinions, I would side similarly, and actually I’m thankful I did have that attitude throughout most of my time starting out that this was for me, but at the same time as someone who is frankly kind of dependent on people, and also maybe is looking at my art as a more imperative source of income starting university, I don’t know.

Yeah, I get because of the #digital age, and the fact that y'know, internet and computers are all digital format, and it’s The New Thing, it makes sense.
And yeah, people like my art when they do, but it’s a different kind of valuing when it comes down to how much it is worth monetarily, if people are willing to assign that high of a value to it, say for in order to compensate the general higher cost or maybe even medial cost of traditional artwork. From what I’ve seen, or from even me just asking for requests, I don’t think that value set transfers over so fluidly between the mediums.

The #retro is a gimmick. I don’t want my eventual pull to be just nostalgia.I just want it to be able to be valued the same.
I’ve had my art deleted from a site I was cross-posting because it didn’t meet “quality standards” or whatever. My most popular art post so far had a comment in the tags about how the person generally doesn’t care for traditional art but that one work was somehow an exception.

It’s very true to the self-righteousness/snobbishness that was initially in the professional world of traditional art, and the prevalence of digital art online, and I’ve talked about this before and this entire subject at length, it’s even still linked in my about. But those value differences did exist and they were very strong for a long time, and recently digital art has gotten great success in becoming more respectable in the professional realm where now the majority of “art jobs” revolve around digital art. It’s completely misguided to value them differently but what it looks like is that it doesn’t stop people from doing it. Or people that don’t know anything about art. If you don’t know, then you just judge what’s in front of you.

I’ve tried talking about this to some people, and I’ve had many people just not know, and then a few who just said to compromise. It doesn’t feel right, to just acknowledge or allow for the fact that people may value my very same artwork more whether it was digitalized as opposed to normal.
I don’t want my art to be a gimmick, or looked down on.
I just want it to be able to be valued the same.

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gleedham Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
thanks for the fav
Azkre Featured By Owner Edited Oct 17, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
Your art is really nice
gleedham Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks sir of kindness
YangIsCool Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2017
Do you take requests?
Azkre Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Used to take them occasionally, but nope!
I do commissions however-- here's the info if you're interested:…

Of course, I am open to 'suggestions' however, for art-- like you can 'suggest' ideas or just whatever? I mainly take those through tumblr though, and like-- there may be a rare occasion that I take request for a short time, be it if I'm just looking to draw stuff or if there's like a art meme with it (like, outfits or draw the otp), or just something like that.

I guess, in short-- I do commissions now, but you can be on the look out!
Thanks for showing an interest though~
YangIsCool Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2017
I see.
ellyu Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015
thank you for the watch <3
Azkre Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
You're so welcome~~ :3
Remus-and-Romulus Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks a lot buddy, for the fav and the watch ^_^
Azkre Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
You're so welcome! :D
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