I mean some people even think that digital art should be cheaper than traditional, because there is no original.
Its funny when people ask tons of things in a drawing, like 30 characters fighting a 12 dragons, and they think they can get it cheaper than a pencil drawing, because in the computer there must be a secret brush that makes all of this in 2 hours.
Sadly, painted style in digital takes more time than traditional. Artists says its easier, because you have more control. But sadly textures are cooler in traditional, and easier.
I remember 4 or 5 years ago when started thinking bout digital, i said damn if i learn digital, i will skip drawings and paint directly, this will make my life easier, it will take me less time to finish a product, like i can even finish 3 drawings in just a day, yeahhh i should try that.
5 years later, i was sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo wroonnngggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg.
So i used to think the same about speed, but not about price.
So why people want a digital drawing cheaper than a paper sketch?
What its your opinion about this topic? why some people think this?
I think digital is way more easier.. In purely painting/drawing sense anyway Mostly because I have the option of layers and endless undo. When I paint in oil I have to wait for hours to days to get a layer dried so I can freshly paint on top of it - and if I spend lots of time and paint going over some areas that I'm not happy with - at some point it will show and ruin the quality of the work. If i later decide that the composition is not working after all I have to start anew.. etc. There are different techniques for everything and each have their advantages and disadvantages but if I just compare the straightforward stuff like sketching or portrait painting traditional vs digital - digital is the fast/cheap way.
Digital has the advantage of later color/contrast correcting, the ease of re-arranging the composition and so on. It's just fast and when you have already invested in the technology - cheap. Also comfy.
If you compare a pencil drawing to digital painting - it's not really the same - a full color work just takes more effort.
But if it takes you more time and effort to produce a colour painting in digital than it does in traditional way (the same level of detail and impact) then you should explore the world of digital art shortcuts. Because if you are a digital artist and do not use the technique's advantages to the fullest and then expect to get higher price because you sweated over it for so long.. you're kinda silly.
I hate when people say "Oh wow what medium is this?" I'm like "Well I sketched it out first on paper; scanned it then painted it in Photoshop.." then they stop me like "oooohh.. so uh. It's digital eh? K..good luck with that!" I wanna just tear their damn heads off because it's like "oh! It's digital! So you just told that damn computer to do all your damn work for you!" LOL! It's really irritating. I think only another artists that has ever had to mess with any program and a tablet will ever understand the pain in the ass that monitor is on your eyes lol
Maybe they think it's cheaper because it requires less materials. With traditional you need paper, pens, colouring tools, and all that. I guess people assume digital should be cheaper because you can use programs for all that and don't need to use all these different tools and materials.
It makes sense that it should be cheaper(not by that much mind you) because it is all about supplies. The reality is is this. When your doing a traditional piece you have to pay for the canvas/paper/materials you are using, the medium that you will use to make these pieces, and any additional extras. When your paper supply runs out you need to get more. Lacking on red acrylics or oils? You have to buy more. Pencil lead ran out? Need new brushes? You got to buy new ones. All of these things add up with traditional pieces. Therefore the artist must charge more so not only he/she gets a profit, but they have enough money put aside to pay for needed materials in the future.
However digital art is much different. You don't need to constantly buy supplies to do it. All you need is a computer, a painting program, and a tablet. Unless your a stickler for having the new thing, those two items will last you for years to come. With the usual replacement once in a while. A big benefit is that it leaves you room to make mistakes, without having to regret it. Client wants to change the design? Frustrating, but not a problem you can go back and change it, while as with traditional, depending on the medium you'd have to start all over again. Use the wrong color? That's cool simply ctrl+7 or Command+z , and the problem is fixed. While it takes the same amount of time you get a lot more beneficial bonuses. It sucks, but it's the truth. If that's how you feel than maybe you should start doing traditional pieces again. Couldn't hurt.
It all depends on how you paint in digital form, actually. If a commissioner wants me to correct something in the final image, I have to repaint that thing because of the fact that once I have the basic colours and sketch down I flatten it to one layer. Just saying that not all digital artists work with multiple layers and thus have an easier time at correcting things
I can see that, but if a digital artists refuses to(or just doesn't) work in layers, than for all intents and purposes he/she is making it more difficult on themselves if a mistake, or a change of plans do happen. Then again every person has their own way.
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