helmet self portrait


Mod: No, there isn’t a reason. There are LOTS OF reasons! Because:

  1. I draw much faster by hand.
  2. I want to push my skill at making pictures on paper to its artistic limits.
  3. It’s a great way to keep artist’s block at bay.
  4. I like to experiment as I work in various media.
  5. When one medium fails in the creative process, another succeeds.
  6. It’s never a good idea to be too dependent on technology. Speaking of which…
  7. My graphics tablet won’t cooperate sometimes.
  8. I like to brush up on my painting (Pun intended).
  9. I’m inspired by great art (and animation) that’s been created without using computers.
  10. I’m not being paid to create content for my blog, so anything goes!
  11. My blog is still trying to find a niche for itself art-wise.
  12. I like to keep my followers guessing.
  13. I got a stockpile of art materials and I aim to use it!
  14. I love the smell of crayons in the morning.
  15. I’ve never used art programs early in life–or a computer, for that matter.
  16. I enjoy multitasking as I switch between a pencil and the Pencil Tool.
  17. It’s the best way to emulate certain, non-digital art styles (like the one posted above).
  18. It’s how I avoid being put into a trance by the monitor screen while I’m basking in the PC’s warm glowing warming glow using the computer. 
  19. Practice makes perfect! After all, I still have a lot to learn.
  20. I’m old-school like that.

I hope this answers your question, ALOS!