I've been working in traditional materials for a long time, mostly in oil paint. It has taken me many years to learn how to use oil paint and I have many years to go before I can master it. I really enjoy the feel of paint and brushes, working with them feels very natural.
My husband is encouraging me to go digital, using a tablet and pen and a program like Painter. I have used a trial version of Painter X and like the effects achievable.
I would love some feedback from artists that have worked with both traditional and digital paint. I would like to know if you find the pen and tablet to be as comfortable and intuitive to use as a brush on canvas or paper. Do you find that you can control the paint the way you want to the same way you use actual paint? What do you do with the paintings when you are done with them, have you tried to sell them? Have you given up traditional paint in favor of digital? Do you prefer a small tablet or a big one? Do you use one pen or several? Have you had any eye problems from looking at a monitor while painting?
Any other thoughts?