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    traditional to digital

    Hi everyone. I've just joined up and I'd like to know if anyone has made the transition from traditional art to digital. I'm considering doing that myself and would just like to hear some other peoples experiences.


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    i do believe 99% of us use digital medium.

    Its not that tough a switch, just grab a wacom tablet and get drawing.
    My work: [link]

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    It's not the artwork that bothers me, it's switching markets!

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    I find people feel you're not working as hard when you use digital, which is true......would you rather use an airbrush or photoshop?

    Then people fall into this fallacy that if you're not working as hard then it's not good.

    You can achieve a traditional type digital piece, just don't tell your clients that it's digital since they usually fall into that fallacy catagory.

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    I used to think like that myself until I tried digital.

    I've been working with an airbrush for fifteen years and photoshop for about 3 months, at the moment photoshop is way harder!

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    I use both, to me digital is just an extension.

    I'm actually using digital to teach myself traditional in some ways, never really used oils before and I'm starting to now since I want to start doing gallery work as well.

    I love them both.

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    What have you been doing up till now?
    I had a look at your work, it looks like it's aimed at book covers and posters.

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    would love to see some of your stuff man!

    as for digital, took me awhile to get used to the wacom but its great fun to be so free to experiment and turn everything around (colors) almost at the end if you feel like it.

    tensai

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    Quote Originally Posted by akira123
    What have you been doing up till now?
    I had a look at your work, it looks like it's aimed at book covers and posters.
    Art direction, concept art and storyboarding, I run my own entertainment design company.

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    When I have something that's not too awful I'll definitely post it and let you lot rip it apart! But at the moment everyone over the age of six with a computer is producing artwork that makes me look like an amateur!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magic Man
    Art direction, concept art and storyboarding, I run my own entertainment design company.
    Impressive.
    I'm just your run of the mill jobbing artist trying to compete with ever cheaper imports and now digital.
    You know what they say "If you can't beat em blah blah.

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    I made the transistion to digital art maybe a year or two ago. Pretty neat stuff and less messy. But to me nothing beats traditional stuff. I'm just not good at either one *sigh*.... But it's a great learning experience
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    Quote Originally Posted by akira123
    When I have something that's not too awful I'll definitely post it and let you lot rip it apart! But at the moment everyone over the age of six with a computer is producing artwork that makes me look like an amateur!
    its not a pride thing, if you post those up your gunna get some awesome critiques, i bet most of your mistakes are easily avoidable, and people will give ya a ton og tips, and it will speed up your entire process tenfold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by akira123
    Impressive.
    I'm just your run of the mill jobbing artist trying to compete with ever cheaper imports and now digital.
    You know what they say "If you can't beat em blah blah.
    Really depends mate - digital isn't the be all end all of concept design, I'm art director and lead concept at a videogame company (contract pos) with a couple of jr concepters under me - one of them had never used digital before and I am strictly limiting her time on it since she can't do jack shit with it. I myself use about 50/50 digital and analogue, in the end it doesn't really matter as long as you get the concepts out there.

    In fine arts though, its traditional all the way, digital will never be able to compete on the same terms in the fine arts market.

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