View Full Version : Digital Vs Traditional

07-26-2011, 05:31 PM
It's a age old war that's been going on for quite sometime, what do you think is better?

here is a small article I did on my blog to back my opinion that digital is better (but tradtional is more fun ^-^)


07-27-2011, 01:37 AM
Personally, I prefer traditional. I like drawing pencil to paper; it feels much more natural to me.

And I have to comment on your blog article... the digital picture looked better because it had proper perspective. The traditional picture could look just as good with proper perspective and some shading.

07-27-2011, 03:13 AM
Traditional is outmoded. Digital is the way to go if you want to get actual stuff done. They capable of producing same results, just one costs more, is less efficient, takes considerably greater effort and is messier.

07-27-2011, 04:42 AM
one word: undo tool.

no but honestly whichever works better for the artist, digital is a bit more simpler but some people like the feel of traditional. In terms of feel, I find it funner to actually paint irl than to digital paint. In the end, I don't think one is seriously better than the other. It just depends on the artist's style and preference.

Personally, I do more digital things since I have a good tablet with a good program, but if the tools are available, I will do traditional. My only problem with it is transferring it to the computer (my scanner isn't that good and sometimes it's hard to capture the full potential of the drawing on camera :/).

07-27-2011, 04:08 PM
Traditional and Digital both have their perks. Therefore there really should be no war between the two.
You gotta realize though, if someone starts out learning stuff digitally, they won't learn as much from their mistakes as they would traditionally. Instead they could just hit that back arrow and keep going at it instead of actually thinking about what they did wrong and having to erase the whole screw up. So in the end, that person doesn't have as much confidence in their strokes as much as someone who was rooted traditionally first.

BUT, this is the modern age. If you wanna make a living with art now, you have to be fluent digitally, or just be a complete badass Van Gogh because selling pieces in a gallery is pretty rare, especially with the prices (and if your name isn't very known...well). Not to mention the gallery takes half of what you make from a sale. So in the end, digital is really just the evolution of traditional, no need to pick one or the other.

I am more digital than anything now, but I try to keep up with drawing stuff on paper, because I realized a while ago. Once you lose that pencil on paper feel, it really feels like you're going backwards lol.

07-27-2011, 05:34 PM
also, you gotta die. this will hitch the prices up on your art, guaranteed.

07-27-2011, 06:41 PM
I love both equally. My fickle nature won't let me decide which one I like better overall.

Like Cype said, gotta die before you get rich and famous.

07-27-2011, 07:49 PM
I aim to prove that wrong.

07-28-2011, 01:23 PM
one word: undo tool.

Has anyone else while drawing traditional try to go for the undo button and sadly realize there isn't one? :cat_exasperated:

07-28-2011, 02:37 PM
Your undo is the eraser. ;D

07-28-2011, 03:17 PM
Rio knows what's up.

07-29-2011, 11:54 AM
I press hard... so the eraser doesn't always help... :cat_sad:

07-29-2011, 02:26 PM
I press hard... so the eraser doesn't always help... :cat_sad:

Fuck you! T_T

07-29-2011, 02:35 PM
I really love traditional art, but I hate actually drawing traditionally. Stuff always gets all over my hands and everywhere, and I really hate getting messy!

I still sketch traditionally a lot, but I almost always color and paint digitally. ;]

(Plus, I'm addicted to the undo tool. ;-; )

07-29-2011, 04:37 PM
Yeah. For people who put a lot of shading/heavy detail into their art, an eraser becomes a bit cumbersome.

07-29-2011, 04:44 PM
Bro, I do tons of detail traditionally. The eraser is like...the best thing ever. I see what you're getting at though.

White eraser ftw.

07-30-2011, 06:11 PM
This is just like Mac vs PC, I swear. Each medium gets something done better than the other while still having its downfalls. It all comes down to individual preference, imo.

07-31-2011, 01:37 PM
Both are awesome, I love traditional, it teaches you a lot about color's and let you experiment over textures that can be felt. While digital is also awesome and has undone tool. Both are great and different in their own way, and if you want one over the other it will all depend on your demands and needs.

08-01-2011, 03:27 PM
I'll simplify what I said earlier. They're both great and have their individual perks and downfalls. But one teaches the needed fundamentals better than the other, and that's traditional. That's how I see it at least.

08-01-2011, 03:34 PM
true it's a war that will never end, I love Traditional to pieces getting my hands soaked in Ink and loving the feel of it :3 but It's all down to personal choice somethings you can't get with traditional and vice versa, I like my style really messy and lots of heavy blacks so that's why i prefer tradtional also I love to use promarkers i find colouring tradtionaly more rewarding :D and theres no horrific faff you get then coulouring with photoshop :l

08-05-2011, 02:47 AM
I like the one that is good for the job im currently doing. If i want a comic book it'll be easier for me to open manga studio, if i want little details and magnificent strokes, fast sketches and more complicated work i use traditional. But i (almost explictlly) use the digital for coloring (i cant say animating can i?) and for those that require a lot of trial error proces. Both are awesome and neither will win. Deal with it!!!