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How do you think DIGITAL art has affected TRADITIONAL art? (For a later issue of Penciled In) 

30 deviants said All-overishly. :B And I can also give you a comment about it.
18 deviants said Positively! :D And I can give you a comment about it.
11 deviants said Negatively. :| And I can give you a comment about it.

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victoriadarke Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It has had a significant impact on it. And while digital art is newer, there is a love for traditional and vice versa. Some people can only succeed in one category, which is also fine. All art is amazing when it comes from the heart.
MerrilyMorbid Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
because of my love for digital art, i make attempts to make my pencil art as neat, clean and dark as possible while maintaining my detail and intricacy. It is fun and challenging.
breakfree-flyaway Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A little of both. Digital can be super awesomely amazing, and when you mix some traditional art in there, KABLOOHEEEEEEY!!!!!!! Super duuper awesome amazingness!!!!!!!

......but sometimes, it can be either a failure, or it just........doesn't mix well!!!
ItalianDragon Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Positively as it created a next step in art where traditional art is the base of something greater whop can be builded on with the computer art.
person-is-awesome Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
I agree with mishakiara. Took the words out of my mouth in a small comment sum ^^
spiritdetectivegirl Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm agreement with most of what has already been said. I like how we can do so much more with digital technology, but on the downside it's side swiped traditional artisic media. For example, not long after the huge success of Pixar's Toy Story, Disney withdrew all funding of hand drawn animation until The Princess & the Frog was made. Disney. Tried to get rid of what made it a household name for the sake of "in keeping with the times".

I'm all for innovation, but let us not forsake our roots! With them, the tree wil surely wither and die.
Mishakiara Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think its honestly a bit of both. The pencil you can't have special effects, but can sketch. The digital you can copy and paste, blur, smudge, and also do other stuff, however not sketch. In all I think it might be WORSE.
acjub Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A bit of both really. I mean it gives us the abillity to fix the art and add things that we before couldn't. But art theft is so much easier now that you can change it with digital art.
But all in all I think is very positive:D
Well both in a way! Posotively, because you can't do some things traditionally that you can do digitally, such as special effects. Smudges, textures and blurs are good tools when making digital art. However, traditional art was also negatively influenced because the market or "people" are more geared towards the digital art style and not so much traditional anymore. I like traditional because it has a more "hands-om" feel and you can do so much with it, like paint, sketch, color, and use charcoal, ink, markers, graphite, or most anything. With digital, you can't get that kind of feel.
But digital is pretty popular now, so traditional art is influenced in both directions. :)
keyanadrake Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Professional Writer
I think it can be a little bit of both at different times. I mean, it's amazing what some people can do digitally that you could NOT do with traditional media. And we've had some amazing images created because of this.

But, now there's less traditional art, and less interest in traditional art. I remember at school... my gods fifteen years ago... when my art class went to an art gallery to show us different styles of art... and the first time I saw one of Van Gough's Starry Night I was literally speechless, I actually started to cry from the joy of the colours and lines and the obvious feeling in the paint.

There's just something physically beautiful about traditional art that I think has been lost to a lot of people because of the availability of digital media.

So I think it's a bit of both, good and bad. We don't go to museums or art galleries any more because we can visit them on our computers. It's like so many of us live only through a screen rather than going out there and experiencing it first hand.. you know? Now, I'm not saying down with digital art... not at all... but I do think we've lost something and perhaps only when the world slows down can we regain again.

:hug: Very good question.
3litza Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Student Interface Designer
i also think that it is negatively affected, since well it is mostly digital artsist that the industry is looking for. print media, movie industry - they all search for digital artists. BUT i also think that to be a good digital artist you have to be good in the traditional way as well.
ALSO digital painting is much cheaper than buying colours and pencils and all the rest - tranditional artists do spend a lot more money on their works...
equally i like both traditional and digital but as i said - being a traditional artist is harder as for work opportunities DUE to digital work. or at least i think so :D you are all free to prove me wrong :P
Lokiev Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
I think they have different audiences. My mom actually doesn't like digital art at all, no matter how fantastically they're done. She prefers traditional works, because, and I quote, 'they have a more nostalgic feel to them'. I think she likes paints on canvas and stuff.

I personally, like digital artworks. I somehow like the effects that can be done digitally, the smooth smudges, the textures, and stuff like that. I also like what cannot be done traditionally, the animation, flash, film, etc.

Although, the market now seems to be more geared towards digital (probably cause of its ease of creation as compared to traditional (as per most thinking), but this is my opinion), so I guess it has impacted negatively. xD
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