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    Sketching vs Digital Media

    First off I'm a huge noob to the art scene. Anyways, I've always thought concept art created with digital media programs like photo shop was vastly more difficult than drawing with pencil/sketching, however after seeing some videos of concept artists in action, demonstrating the technique used it looks like it might actually be easier. What are your guys' opinions on this?

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    When you watch somebody who knows what they're doing, everything looks easy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwell View Post
    When you watch somebody who knows what they're doing, everything looks easy.
    Exactly (maybe too early to quote - IDK?). Turns out Syd Mead's gouache concept paintings are incredibly easy to pull off...for him.

    Personally I prefer traditional media for my concept work and drawing/painting in general. I just feel I have more freedom and variety of process with traditional vs. digital. I prefer PS and modeling for things I can't do with traditional.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wanderer Dunn View Post
    First off I'm a huge noob to the art scene. Anyways, I've always thought concept art created with digital media programs like photo shop was vastly more difficult than drawing with pencil/sketching, however after seeing some videos of concept artists in action, demonstrating the technique used it looks like it might actually be easier. What are your guys' opinions on this?
    I think you ought to look at some of the blobby pictures made by beginners to the medium before you make any hard and fast judgements.

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    If you are just beginning, start with pencil and paper. Sketching digitally is too challenging, and tricks that make it easier are rather advanced. So stick to the simplest tools known.

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