Friday, January 4, 2013

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40 comments:

  1. Traditional art is the foundation for digital art. With traditional art you life can and should be spent on continually developing your abilities. You should always be striving to some next step or level. With digital art you seem to be limited to the features of the current software version.

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  2. I use digital art to help "see" more clearly when I am drawing....so I think it works very well.

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  3. I am a traditional artist trying to deal with a digital world. Digital art is not for me. I like the feel of the medium and the surface. I don't want to create on a computer. My one concession to the digital world is my photo program that lets me play with the photos I take to get different effects. There's room enough for both types of art in this world, but you won't find me doing any digital art. I need the pencils!

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  4. I keep myself nondigital for my art. I find Photoshop and other programs so annoying. I love to hand chalk black and white photos so I do print them but all the coloring is off the computers and done by me by hand. Same goes for my greeting cards. I do all coloring with pencils or markers. No digital allowed.

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  5. Traditional art will always be my first love. No matter how much Digital art progresses, traditional art will prevail because it shows pure talent. There are so many different mediums to work with that there is an endless possibility of studying whereas digital remains limited to the software used alone!

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  6. i don't view them as mutually exclusive. it's all art. it all builds on the same theoretical foundations and requires a commitment to skill development. fwiw, i disagree with a previous comment about being limited by the software. all media has inherent limitations. software is just another medium and requires a learning curve just like learning to use watercolors, pencils or pastels, etc. e.g. i'm fairly competent rendering what i want on a computer and drawing/mixed media; but i suck at watercolors.

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  7. I think that there is room for both types of art in this world. Traditional art will always have a place on our walls. It brings with it depth and it's own landscape that ink on paper will never have. But digital art has definitely found it's place on the screen - including the beautiful art created for motion pictures such as Avatar and amazing video games.

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  8. Traditional art is very beautiful but not every one can capture what they are seeing that way. Digital art is not easy to do but you can come up with some awesome images. You have to be creative to use either one.

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  9. I think that traditional art will remain just that. Digital art is just a new medium and will never take the place of traditional mediums or styles but will walk beside them. It is all about creativity, not the medium.

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  10. It's a blending process!! I begin most of my PET PORTRAITS with a digital image. I play with it, trying different things/filters/cropping, etc... Then I step away from the computer and paint/draw from what I learned, allowing the animal to "talk" to me. I feel somehow connected to him/her and it shows through their eyes & in their expression!

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  11. Traditional art will always find a place. It is like the basis for any idea. Digital is a nice way to continue the idea and do some special things or the two used together. But like so many things the traditional, hand-made, imagination and creative way will always be found somehow.

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  12. I prefer traditional art but I believe it is the foundation of all art; a base to work from. My opinion is it helps to teach perspective,form and design. I am a traditionalist but I do think that it helps in the understanding and practical application of all forms of art.

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  13. I love technology and use it often to help me create my traditional works of art. I consider my computer another artistic tool. In fact, I think my ability to alter photos, use filters and enhance images, has improved my artwork immensely. The art world has been opened up so wide now in this Digital Age, that anyone can virtually see each other’s artwork on the Internet, if they choose to do so. I have been inspired more in the last 10 years, than at any other time in my life. The Internet offers so many resources for learning and growing as an artist, I sometimes wonder how I managed before it existed. However, as much as I appreciate the wonderful artwork that can be created on the computer, I don't think it should be compared to traditional art that is created by an artist's hand. Just as photography would be in a separate category from painting in an art show, I think computerized imagery deserves it's own category.

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  14. Traditional art our days is still essential. It teaches us to draw and paint with traditional mediums and materials. Don't know traditional art=don't know digital and future development is much more difficult or impossible.

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  15. I prefer traditional art, but I like digital creations as well. In traditional art we often do not have the chance to try out and take back which makes the works special and unique. On the other hand, digital works can reach more people who can buy them at various sizes, types of paper etc. or just enjoy them in galleries on the net. I will definitely try digital art in the future.

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  16. I prefer the feel of pencil to paper over a mouse and computer screen. I have on occasion scanned a work done in pencil and used Photoshop to "color in."

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  17. traditional art is def necessary even with all the digital art on the computer. original is always better.
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  18. I really appreciate traditional art more so during this digital age. Especially if I look at a very impressive piece and think it's digital but it's really done in (let's say) pencil. I really appreciate the dexterity of a traditional medium. The digital age really puts on a wow factor to traditional pieces.

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  19. Nothing can compare to traditional art in my eyes but there is a spot for everyone and tastes differ.

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  20. There is something special about the self discipline it takes to train your eyes and hands to interpret what your brain is seeing. You can't really do all of that with a camera and digital manipulation.

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  21. Twila Claycomb

    I think digital resources can enhance what the artist is doing, but the talent must be there in the first place.

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  22. I've seen some wonderful enhanced digitals, but I love the realism and act of creating in traditional art. :-)

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  23. While I prefer the feel and smell of traditional art, I can truly admire the works I have seen made using truly digital means. Both require creativity and talent.

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  24. Traditional art will never die! Digital art has it's beauties, but without traditional art, there would be no art galleries, there would be no framed pieces of art... we NEED traditional :)

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  25. The traditional are essential to the development and propagation of the digital media. Every artist needs a foundation or skeleton on which to build their creative temple. We must keep the hand, eye and physical connections sharp. The physicality of making art is necessary to render the unseen be it traditional or digital.

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  26. Traditional art is "traditional". I hope it never dies. I prefer traditional art to digital art but they are both beautiful and can be used to tell a story or express the artists thoughts.

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  27. I think traditional art brings a lot of rest and peace in these digital times. Digital art is mainly inspired by traditional art. But I think traditional art will always be here.

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  28. One feels the tool in the hand, the image in the mind and the texture of the material they are making into art in traditional art methods. My eyes prefer natural light and outdoor for creating at my best. Not into the digital art.
    As of today I am a little over 7 months of using colored pencils (crayola's).
    Which I like alot. the bold brightness and the feeling of complete Zen when I am in my art mood. Thank you for the oportunity to receive these neat prizes.
    I look forward to learning more from you. Went to school in Wa state and was in art classes with Colin Bogles father our teacher... small world. Smiles.

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  29. When you have the fundamentals of traditional art, it can make for a better qualified digital artist. Someone can produce digital art quite well, and not have the natural talent. Digital art allows imaginative people an expressive outlet that they couldn't otherwise perform with a paint brush. Also, using photoshop can increase the options when creating a subject. In other words, cropping, merging different images etc., can create the perfect subject (picture) to paint. You can pixelate areas of an image when you're not sure exactly what colors are involved. I have a vocational degree in commercial graphics and many years in printing and computer graphics...having this knowledge is helpful in my freehand art. ~Stacey

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  30. Sue yan, I think traditonal art and digital art are complementary. IF you are good at traditional art, you may also do better in digital art.

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  31. Even though digital offers a lot of choice to chose from,traditional is still a better way to learn first.

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  32. as for me i like traditional art i do not understand digital art

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  34. Hello fb name is Shake Maj:) Traditional art is timeless so there is no boundary even when it comes to the present digital era. It's value increases with time and age. However, the present digital era can be complimentary and can bring exposure to traditional art. Traditional art is the capture of a person's genius, emotions, experience and hopes in one format on one canvas and this piece of art for the lack of a better term can be shared and appreciated by all around the world by the current technology.

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  35. Although both traditional and digital art take time and hard work to master, traditonal art will be always closer to my heart and I will always appreciate traditional artists more. There is no quick "undo" option in traditional art - some mistakes may never be erased. It is very hard to achieve a desired hue of colour while traditional painting, whereas it takes seconds to choose it from a Photoshop palette.
    Digital art is a great and precious thing in a contemporary world, but people don't often perceive it as someone's artwork, but as something produced by a computer. When someone sees an oil painting, they know there's an artist behind it: his/her emotions which were put during the process of creating; and unique skills. And that's why tradtional art is better in my view.

    Last but not least, digital art is only digital. Traditional art has many various, beautiful faces: pastels, pencils, paints, watercolours, sculpture... :)

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  36. pugcrzy(Audra Koehler)January 4, 2013 9:07 PM is the random winner. Contact us at admin@coloredpencilmag.com with your shipping address by 1/18 to claim your prize!

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  37. i have seen magnificent works of art created on the computer from scratch by extremely talented people who have honed their skills in this new medium. just like the first people who branched out from clay paintings on cave walls and began developing and using oil paint and water colours then later acrylics, like wise the new innovations, pencils, pen and ink, fountain pen and later ball point pen were all embraced by the artist,each having found a place in "traditional art." we developed colour pencils and pastels and chalks and im sure there are other mediums i have not listed, all different in their qualities, textures and applications but all valid mediums in the hands of talented artists. the question is not if digital art is relevant in the terms of traditional art or whether traditional art will survive this digital age but rather recognising that there is no distinction between the two. traditional art has always evolved along with the technologies of the day. traditional art and digital are not two distinct arts they are simply art. digital is merely the newest medium in the oldest of human expression.

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  38. i have seen magnificent works of art created on the computer from scratch by extremely talented people who have honed their skills in this new medium. just like the first people who branched out from clay paintings on cave walls and began developing and using oil paint and water colours then later acrylics, like wise the new innovations, pencils, pen and ink, fountain pen and later ball point pen were all embraced by the artist,each having found a place in "traditional art." we developed colour pencils and pastels and chalks and im sure there are other mediums i have not listed, all different in their qualities, textures and applications but all valid mediums in the hands of talented artists. the question is not if digital art is relevant in the terms of traditional art or whether traditional art will survive this digital age but rather recognising that there is no distinction between the two. traditional art has always evolved along with the technologies of the day. traditional art and digital are not two distinct arts they are simply art. digital is merely the newest medium in the oldest of human expression.

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  39. I think traditional art will always stand the tests of time. It's the foundation of Art Education.

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