This is something I started quite a long time ago, but hadn't finished. It's just a study from a still life I set up once, finished using a photo of the scene. It was a lot of fun studying the organic shapes and the reflections on the hard surfaces.
I spent a lot of my life focusing on traditional media and really feeling unsure about digital. I seem to have satisfied a lot of my reservations by approaching digital painting in a really traditional way; I let my knowledge of and appreciation for oils and textured surfaces and imperfections sort of be the standard for the work. I like to give it a really sort of earthy, oily, tactile feeling/look.
Yeah I really see that here. I think tat using a traditional method in digital art really works.I know that I was afraid to use traditional materials as a kid because I feared I'd be wasting them. Digital made me more confident because I couldn't waste paint and waste money. I still love doing traditional art though and want to get better
I still love traditional media, too. I think both are wonderful ways to learn and both allow us to create beautiful works of art. I think it's so strange that so many artists and art-lovers create these dichotomies between traditional and digital media, and even between "realism" and "anime/manga." It's ultimately just unnecessary and distracting.