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    Paper VS Digital for the fundamentals

    My question is pretty simple, do you recommend going back to paper to practice/learn the fundamentals?

    I really enjoy digital painting, but I need more practice on anatomy and perspective (and well, a lot of other things). I was told that it did not change much which I chose to work with, that digital might even be better since it's what is used most in the movie/video game industry. But I just feel like if I can't do it properly on paper, I won't be able to do it properly on a tablet?

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    Also, whoever told you that was wrong. So very very wrong. In the history of being wrong, only a handful of people have ever been more wrong.

    Doing studies on paper does not mean shelving your digital tools at all.
    Last edited by Mike Tenebrae; February 17th, 2018 at 02:24 AM.

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    Agree with Mike here traditional is really good getting foundations down, digital can be problem for beginner because you don't really have to commit on anything.

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    Learning to draw and paint traditionally will just add another income stream to your artistic abilities. If you want to have a career that lasts more than ten years working traditionally will be essential to your longterm survival as an artist.

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