Shoutout to Traditional Artists
So, as I’m sure most all of you lovely people have noticed, traditional or hand drawn art is going rather extinct on all platforms. It’s sad and upsetting that hard work done by hand and paper alone isn’t nearly as highly regarded as art that comes from a computer. This isn’t a journal about trashing digital art, but rather one where I would like to celebrate other traditional artists like myself. While digital art surely is wonderful in it’s own right, it just can’t quite come to the same level as… Oh where do I even START?
I want to take a moment to praise all of the other traditional artists out there who either don’t have the means to create digital art, or simply refuse to give in to the digital art world of today. Not a lot of people take time to congratulate traditional artists and their remarkable accomplishments that they create with paper and drawing utensils, so I’d like to take a moment to do just that. You, traditional artist, have been sharpening your eye for detail and tactile skills with pens and pencils like the artists of old. You don’t have a fancy software that can undo whole lines, duplicate and invert eyes, or color your artwork with the simple tap of a wacom pen. You’ve had to painstakingly draw every rough draft and second draft— just to erase it all after you’ve carefully fleshed and inked your piece— and that’s not even beginning to scratch the surface of painting, using colored pencils, inking with copic markers…
I just wanted to take a moment to reach out to all the other traditional artists out there who feel like their art isn’t good enough, or isn’t flashy enough, or isn’t worth anything because it wasn’t made using SAI, GIMP, or Photoshop. Your art is awesome no matter how you made it, or what platform you made it on.