Do people still like traditional art? I find I'm asking myself that a lot. In my experience, it's a lot harder to get it to stand out, but maybe mine just doesn't stand out that much to begin with? With digital you have the option to easily alter the colours and compositions to help it stand out a lot more. Sure you can do that in post editing with traditional works but that just doesn't sit right with me. Don't get me wrong, I will do some editing after scanning, but it's more to try and match the colours on my monitor to the page I'm holding in my hand.
I still do a lot of traditional art but I don't actually post much of it. It's a bit more of a hassle (I have to either get to a scanner or take a picture of it) to share it so a lot of the time I don't even bother because it doesn't appear as if a lot of people look at it anyhow. Yet I'm fairly certain anything I started off traditional and later remade into digital has a tendency to turn out better. I think that has to do with the fact that in drawing traditional I have the room to use my entire arm instead of mostly just my wrist. The sketchbook I usually draw in is an 11x17 specifically for that reason and believe me when I say I like to draw even bigger than that when given the opportunity.
The tablet I use for my digital stuff is a Medium Wacom Intuos Pro 5, and while the extra size is a lot nice compared to the Bamboo I had previously, I still find myself using my wrist, maybe my elbow if the circumstance is right. I'd upgrade even bigger and to a Cintiq if possible but money isn't exactly in the position for that. And my M Tablet works great, so it's not a top priority. No, getting more artbooks
too feed my addiction
to learn and study from is a little bit higher than that.
Oh well. I've started posting some of my traditional artwork on Instagram seeing as that site is geared towards mobile and that's the kind of camera I have. Somehow managed to get a follower or two from it. At least my account won't be just selfie after selfie anymore ayyy. Bleh.
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