I need to vent. I get so pissed off when I get that crap. I just got it again from Mrs. Oil-paintings who thinks she knows the value of digital art when she's never tried it.
You will never hear me slam any technique, be it Photoshop or Poser or oils or etchings or pissing stick people into the snow. Well, maybe I might slam the latter. But you get the point.
She says it's her "opinion", but don't facts override personal POV? I mean, if the facts-and-numbers WHO and BMI both say I'm fat, what good is it that some idealist says I'm not? And isn't it a fact that Photoshop will not correctly place folds for you, or tell you were to drop the shadow from your tree? Isn't it a fact that if you don't know how to get 5 fingers on one single hand with pencils, that you won't know in Photoshop either? And isn't carefully selecting a jagged shape like the head of a fluffy cat to flood-fill it, just as cumbersome as making sure your sharpie doesn't go over any lines?
I think the bottom line is, if you suck with a pencil, you'll suck with a tablet. I think that if you want to be able to create decent stuff on computer, you need to know what you're doing just as much as you need to master any other medium or technique. Digital art may be less messy and obviously more cost-efficient, but it won't make a crappy artist good. It won't correct anatomy flaws for you. I dunno about 3D, never tried it, but drawing and painting is still a challenge and I'm preaching to the choir.
Digital art is not inferior or less authentic than traditional art. Oh so boohoo an oil painting has many layers of paint and that makes it an authentic oil painting and a digital piece will never--- SHUT UP, that's like saying a seal isn't as authentic as a monkey because it can't climb trees! Drop that monkey in an icy ocean, tell it to dive for fish, and see what happens, why will you...
Let's keep the fish in the sea and the scorpions in the desert, or take our ignorance back to the dusty laundry room where it belongs with the cockroaches and the mold, shall we?
Now she's going on about how you need to understand color when painting traditionally - YOU DON'T SAY, I guess Photoshop tells you what colors to use when painting digitally? Geez Photoshop, you bastard, how could you withhold this from me?? What did I draw naked people for in art school?? PHOTOSHOP could just do it for me I guess!
...Lord, let brains rain down!
Who's with me?