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art-dudeHobbyist Traditional Artist

Yeah exactly that, drawing tablets have never been good enough of an experience to give me any pleasure at all, i havent tried one with a screen to draw on yet, apart from my samsung note tablet, which i never ever use, cause its android and limited to apps (like apple) and because its just a big phone really (like apple)

Ive got a decent ish phone, ive got a beast of a pc, ive got a laptop (which i also never use) ive got a wacom intuous and graphire, with all this, digital art sucks!

For me personally digital is just the most boring and unintuitive medium of them all to use... and like i said earlier, i wont be partaking in anything digital until i get myself an appropriate screen tablet, which im 80% sure will be a wacom...

Its kinda like buying a washing machine or dishwasher, i will only consider bosch, you may be able to buy the same spec washer for less money, but the bosch will still be going 30 years later, when the snazzy miele will be in a dumpsite in 4 years...

I know apple are shit build quality and components, i know wacom are better, i guess thats my bottom line on that...

Anyway i do however enjoy seeing other people create digital art, as im actually interested in other peoples artistic journey, but in my extensive experience with digital, its my least favourite medium to use, literally bottom of all mediums....

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KaizenKittyProfessional Writer

one thing i like about digital is how clean it is... makes a lot less of a mess than (for example) pastels :XD: . also easier to upload drawings online. with traditional art theres always that extra step of taking a good photo of it (waiting for a day when i can get good lighting....), connecting camera to PC (for some reason they made the wires on my camera super awkward, and the app only works for mobile phones!), saving the photo to PC, cropping said photo, adjusting for contrast etc...



on the other hand, i like having a physical copy of my art. makes it feel more 'real'. and with traditional art, you have that. with digital art, you need a good printer, and ink, and high quality printing paper.... :| and then it never ends up looking the same as it did on the computer screen! ....the colors even look different on every screen, wtf?!!! ......sometimes the color choices i make look OK on my home PC, but then i look at it later on my computer at work, and go like.....OH LORD! :omfg: :facepalm:

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art-dudeHobbyist Traditional Artist
Funnily enough, the cleanliness of digital looks on the screen was what got me into digital 20 years ago, and its the thing that also turns me off now, i prefer a more painterly look now, that clean sharpness is more of an eyesore nowdays, also pastels arent messy at all if you know what youre doing with them ;)

As far as uploading images goes, its not really a bother to click, send, open, crop, save, upload... once youve done it a few times, it takes what? 2 minutes?

Ive noticed my anticipation and expectations were tons more when i was posting digital art more frequently, i realise most people online wont be all that interested in traditional, so ive taken all pressure off my traditional work, and well, theres no real benefit to me getting attention for my trad art anyway, most of my stuff get less than 50 views in total, yet of the 10 people IRL that ive shown my art to recently, ive earned £880 this year alone, on 3 commissions (ive been asked by 5 people in the past 2 weeks to do more work too, from 1 commission i did)... so yeah im contemplating actually completely leaving this digital realm, and just crack on with real shit, if i can speed up just a little bit, or get some larger size commissions, pay for advertising, i could potentially even stop working construction as my profession, and just work solely on portraits (portraits are very in for the past few years here) iono ive been going through some kind of existential crisis for a while now, im either coming out of it and finally seeing the light and not wasting my talent, like everyone is telling me all these years, or ive completely lost it lol, but yeah becoming an artist is just a fleeting thought atm... ill get these new commissions out the way over the next couple of weeks and see how it goes i guess??

Sorry i ramble alot when im high :p

Yeah i get what you mean about never looking the same, even when using hi tech printers, its never spot on, ive got a major concern myself with difference in screens, on my pc, i can see my digital work in great detail, with proper constrast, but through my tablet or phone, and other peoples phones, it looks really dark, its super annoying, but again i dont care enough about digital to bother doing anything about it lol. Im not changing my screen, as its calibrated for watching movies, and thats where it will stay hehe
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KaizenKittyProfessional Writer

less messy as in it doesnt get my hands and the desk dirty :XD: lol. //so less cleanup after...^^; :shrug: painterly art styles can be drawn digitally too... just use a different brush. (i draw with Medibang ~ an opensource drawing software. it has some very cool brushes.)



go for it! :D definitely. :thumbsup: (traditional art can also look eye-cacthing online ~ taking a good photo/scan of it is important..... i kind of obsess over that part of it....:blushes: to the point that sometimes i over-edit, and the 'photo of the artwork' looks better than the artwork itself.... :XD: in some of those cases i have trashed the original artwork, ...ripping it to shreds felt kind of cathartic :blush: )

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art-dudeHobbyist Traditional Artist

yeah thats exactly what i meant, if you know what you are doing, then there will be no dust on your hands or desk, not one single particle :p

yeah i know full well what digital has to offer, ive dabbled with all popular programs, like painter, also added brushes in PS that never worked as good as painter, i was lying earlier btw, i dont have just one year experience in digital, ive got 20, or well at least 17...

You know, i dont think ive ever trashed any work, if im willing to dig deep enough into my mums shed, i might potentially be able to collect every single drawing ive ever done since age 3...


Yeah i think traditional can look decent, but theres nothing like looking at eschers work IRL, have you ever seen his work? Doesnt matter how good the image of the art is, theres no quality that can match seeing it for real, its 0 compared to 1000 literally, same with other great pieces of art, images on a digital screen vs a huge real piece of art, cmon now

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KaizenKittyProfessional Writer

hmmm....ehhhhh..... ive seen the Mona Lisa in real life :shrug: (yes ive been to Paris, love that place :love: ) ....it was kind of anti climactic? the painting is small. really small. it is behind glass...in a very bright room...(so you see reflections in the protective glass...because the Mona Lisa is super dark....) and theres this crowd of ~15 people standing around it... i got a bit of a glimpse.. and honestly? ^^; i had been more impressed by the photos of it.



anyway, the art form/style i admire most are woodblock and lithograph prints ~ traditional printing. (ukiyo e and art nouveau). so ...while prints do have 'an original' (~the first ever print), the woodblock/lithograph they were printed with remains the same. :shrug: so it doesnt really matter if im looking at the first ever print, or the second print... what can make a difference is the color paint used while printing. other than that.... ehh :shrug:




a lot of originals also lose their value with age, if not well preserved. the original you get to see can be older than when the first photo was taken. and uhhhh.... a lot can 'go wrong' during art restoration...//cough cough


i mean....Jesus Christ...!

Jesus

;P

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art-dudeHobbyist Traditional Artist

I must have read your mind, Escher uses lithograph to create his masterpieces :)

Which just makes his work all the more impressive imo!

Lol i dont even know where to begin with your mona lisa experience, but i dont think that story says much about the artwork, but that was your experience and i trust that you as an individual feel that way...