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Stamp: Traditional vs Digital by Jammerlee Stamp: Traditional vs Digital by Jammerlee
(Description copypasta'd from my journal)

Traditional art vs. Digital art. The debate has raged for ages.

First of all, I think it's unfair to say 'digital' and 'traditional'. There are so many mediums within those two categories that all require their own separate forms of skill and knowledge. Pencils are not markers, are not paints, are not inks, etc. Likewise, rasters are not vectors, are not fractals, are not renders, etc. I'm willing to bet no matter how good you are with pencils, if you've never touched paint before you're not gonna be recreating the Mona Lisa anytime soon. Likewise, a Photoshop user isn't going to be rendering recreations of Pixar films anytime soon either </personal experience for both>

That said, despite preferring 'digital' art as my medium, I see both digital and traditional as equal. I think that neither one is better than the other, whether that be the skill required or its personalization. Both require practice, patience, talent, creativity, time, skill, and most importantly, yourself. Neither one is cheaper or superior to the other. Not in appearance, not in quality, not in potential, not even in their individual strengths and weaknesses. That is purely subjective.

If a painter who has never touched Photoshop believes it is cheap, I challenge them to paint me a masterpiece using it. It's taken me well over a decade to reach the level of skill I have, and I'm still learning. No one is going to tell me a digital picture I poured a week of my life into isn't personal.

(also, cripes my handwriting is horrendous)
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Azurewhitewind Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I agree so much. I always see a lot of digital bashing. It's really unfair.
SirenStormCrow Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I SO agree with this. I've seen digital AND traditional art bashing firsthand, and I just don't understand WHY. As an artist surely you have to understand that ALL MEDIUMS their ups and downs. Neither of them are better than the other, nor are they more difficult than the other. I don't understand why there has to be bashing and it really frustrates me to see it.
dawnflower8 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Student General Artist
I don't think anyone who hates on digital art has tried it. Even though they have delete and ctrl-z, I find it to be much harder.
IchigoMurasaki Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree! I do both Traditional and Digital art. :3
AstroComics Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I really agreed to this one.
Lightfoot-Hearts Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
I agree wholeheartedly! :D
I once saw someone on here who claimed the usual "Digital art is easy, and its not real art" thing. They hadn't ever tried it yet. So when they actually DID try it, they realized it wasn't easy at all, and apologized to everyone they criticized :nod:
lightbleueyes Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Student General Artist
I agree! :) I'm much better at Digital Art than Traditional Art (because I started with Digital Art first), but I view them as both very much equal! ^^
Taschasan Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd like to say analogue and digital. Because digital is going to be a tradition in some time too.
zigaudrey Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree with this!Both way are equal!Because they are used to says our thougt!

When we don't have traditional,we will use Digital
And if we don't have digital,we will use Traditional...

meganann23 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
This is nice stamp.
FlintENT Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree. I prefer digital art more, but I see both having advantages and disadvantages. It is like oranges and apples, they are both fruit, but one can't be better than the other because that's subjective.
TheRosePrince Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOVE this stamp. I never understood the whole Traditional Vs. Digital debate. I switch between each style depending on how I want my drawing to look, I know they're both equally hard. Yet equally fun ^^
MistressDizzy Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*nods* I like this stamp, quite a bit. I wish more people thought like this, maybe I could get a job.
VioletWhirlwind Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I tend to use both traditional and digital. In the same piece. I wish I was better at coloring in purely digital, but the fact is I'm better with pencils. but there's several pieces in my gallery where I have done the background in digital, while the foreground is colored pencils.
Beau-Skunk Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
Very good points, and very good stamp. I think mastering both traditional, or digital art takes a long time to do.
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