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Digital Art stamp by Lumaris Digital Art stamp by Lumaris
I didn't mean for it to sound rude if it does...
This is rather inspired from how many people I've seen/read that think digital art is "not true art" because it's made on the "computer." Seriously. There ARE people that think the computer does it for you. <.<

:bulletred: Digital art has it's advantages, and so does traditional art.
:bulletred: Traditional art is very difficult, but so is digital art.
:bulletred: Neither one is quick.
:bulletred: You have to learn the program you use to digital paint, just like you have to learn the colors and texture of the traditional paint before you can make a masterpiece.

I'm not saying digital art is better, and I'm not trying to bite off the heads of people who think it's a piece of cake. I'm just saying ...

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YuxuOorius Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  New member Student Digital Artist
My art teacher said that digital artist are lazy I'm like I get a butthurt teacher wow fuck him. Cause we were doing a art contest and my friend asked can we do digital art and he said "digital art doesn't take 10-21 hours to make" I'm like oh my fuck how is he a damn art teacher and I mean.

I was so fucking pissed I'm like you think digital art is any fucking easier than traditional art.
and I gotta admit traditional art is as hard as digital but some people are good at each that's why some people think digital artist make everything so easily and some digital artist think traditional artist are lazy
but their both the same even one mistake in digital art can actually ruin your whole drawing just like traditional
their both equally hard and the same.

I hope i don't get flamed. QvQ thanks :D
KrisCynical Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
That right there is bountiful evidence that your art teacher has absolutely no idea WTF he's talking about and I daresay he's probably never even touched a digital art program in his life. :unimpressed:

When people say things like that to me I usually tell them, "Okay, if it's so easy then why don't you go and make a really amazing digital illustration right now and show it to me when you're done. It better be friggin' MIND BLOWING, too, because after all, it's ~easy.~"
YuxuOorius Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  New member Student Digital Artist
So true I don't get what's my teachers problem with digital art :/
BlackLightning95 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist
True, i mostly need 4-6h for one character with a really simple textured BG
For worked out Pictures nearly 12h
MarielKeybash96 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
True i draw digitally but it takes me forever to draw even the simplest of things.(If i detailed them)
iNsAnItYsPurity007 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This it MY opinion!! To me, digital art is just easier because you can fix the mistakes easily by just using Ctrl+z and get rid of the messed up line while with traditional artist, when they erase, they usually leave a faded line from the erased line and with coloring, what digital artists do it just use the eraser, but traditional artist might have to scrap the image if it looks undefinable especially with line art. Trust me, me and my friend get into constant arguments over this and I'm prepared for the comments I might get, but to me, Digital is a little easier then traditional... Don't hate me!! ;_;
KrisCynical Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Please don't read hostility into this because there is none. Your opinion is just something I have to deal with all the time as a digital illustrator, so I am going to explain why people argue with you about your opinion.

"Digital is easy/easier" and the "ctrl+z" stuff is usually thrown by people who have very little actual experience with the medium and are thus ill-informed about it, and it gets really old to be told repeatedly by said ill-informed people that your work is easier just because you have ctrl+z at your disposal. It's belittling, and it's insulting.

It took four years of art school and a BFA for me to do what I do and believe me, when I took my digital classes in college some people crashed and burned spectacularly even though they had ctrl+z. Ctrl+z didn't help them, and in the case of most really skilled artists, correcting tools aren't used all that much whether they're traditional media OR ctrl+z.

Experienced artists use their mediums very lightly while innitially laying down an image so it can be corrected easily.

Charcoal has kneaded erasers.
Graphite has white erasers.
Ink has whiteout.
Acrylics dry and can be painted over.
Oils dry and can be painted over.

Some things like watercolor, scratch board, marker, etc. are unforgiving, but just because a couple different traditional medias are unforgiving doesn't mean digital is "easier". You still have to have just as much technical skill as an artist to work digitally as you do traditionally, and that skill isn't negated because of ctrl+z.

Thumbnailing, composition, rough sketching, tight sketching, line work and width variation, anatomy, color studies, light studies, value structure, color theory, form, lighting, reflected light and color, figure/ground relationships; you have to know ALL of it in order to produce a solid illustration, whether it's in traditional OR digital media. Then in programs like Photoshop you have to think in a three dimentional way because of structuring your layers and what order you put them in. Layers matter a LOT.

I know my work isn't "easier" just because it's digital. Art schools don't think digital is easier, either, which is why most don't allow you to take your (required) digital illustration course(s) until your junior year at the earliest. You have to have your traditional skills (like what I listed above) nailed down and pretty much mastered before you can take on digital and be any good at it at all.

Again, please do not read any hostility into this because there is none. I'm just explaining why people argue with you about the opinion you hold, because digital artists get really tired of it. :x
iNsAnItYsPurity007 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry... I wrote this comment, most likely (DON'T TAKE MY WORD FOR IT!!) 11 - 3 in the morning and I was having a bad day.


APH Prussia tackle hug 
KrisCynical Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
No forgiveness is needed. Like I said, I wasn't saying that with hostility. It's all good.
iNsAnItYsPurity007 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

Thank you, friend!
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