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Now, I've always been a traditional artist. I've tried to delve into the world of digital media but I struggle with the disassociation between my tablet and the computer screen, frustrated with the fact that I can't rotate my "sketchpad" to get a better drawing angle and various other things.

On the other hand, drawing traditionally can be extremely expensive (especially if you want to better work and buy high quality supplies/materials) and take up more space. (I have a whole cupboard of art supplies, half of which I may not use frequently.)

I do want to do digital art. I'm saving up to buy a Cintiq tablet so I can draw without struggling with the separation between where my pen (or in the tablet's case, the stylus) touches the page/screen, and also separate my sketchy preliminary layer from my final layer for a cleaner drawing and work with different mediums that I can't with traditional art. (i.e. I will not spend hundreds of dollars to buy airbrush materials.)

But recently I've found a few more artists that do their art traditionally and I'm absolutely impressed with their work! This doesn't deter me from wanting to work on a digital interface, but I do still find value with working with a media that could be classified as "more difficult" because of the lack of the UNDO key or a perfectly clean eraser.

This doesn't mean I have a lack of respect for digital artists. (And I also understand that not everything I see here is done on drawing tablets. Kudos to those who can manage to work with the pen tablets like the one I have and struggle with! #1 ) I absolutely love the digital art I find here on dA and respect the artists and their effort put into their digital art just as much as I respect those who work traditionally.

Anyone have some input?
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The-Stage-Name Featured By Owner 20 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fav!
EijiFuma Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student General Artist
Happy birthday! :D
Echo-19 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you ^^ :cake:
EijiFuma Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student General Artist
No problem. ^^
XxLifes-A-BitchxX Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday
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Echo-19 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much ^^ (love the doctor who one :happybounce: )
XxLifes-A-BitchxX Featured By Owner 9 hours ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
figured u might
Speckled-Egg Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch!!
Echo-19 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You're most welcome ^^
Soturisi Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the watch! :squee:
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