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Digital or Traditional? Which do you prefer?

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 30, 2012, 9:45 PM

:bulletred: Rant :bulletred:
I've never done commissions before because I always thought nobody would be interesting in buying my traditional art for points. The reason I never thought any of my traditional art would be asked for is because of the popularity of digital art. Perhaps I am just stubborn and don't want to change and that is why I keep with my traditional art roots. I do know this...I love the feel of a pencil in my hand and an eraser rubbing away the mistakes as I blow the leftover rubber off the desk. I love the way I have to scribble on a page to get my ink running out of my pen so I can trace over the pencil lines that under the flash of a camera would soon fade away. I can't be a digital artist simply because the joy of using these tools I have fallen in love with is ultimately lost. I don't understand the pressure sensitive tip of the tablet pen and the translation of the line drawn on a pad to the screen. It simply is not the eloquent language of traditional art that I am so passionate about. Now I've been thinking...I have been a deviant for 7 years now and have never had a premium membership. I go on DA everyday and look for comments on my work that are pretty much non-existent. Then proceed to thank all the people who have faved my work. I look through my some 200+ people that I watch and fave the works that I particularly love. Occasionally I do comment on this work as well. I don't comment on every fave given but I try my best to comment on the ones I like the most or the ones that need some extra love. I hope that others do the same. What is art without critiques or adoring fans? Is it nothing? I wonder this quietly because my own work lacks these elements. If anything happens worthwhile before my life is over I sincerely hope that I will hear the voices of others that I will remember and apply to my work to be able to further improve and flourish. If that can happen I would be oh so happy! That is why I ask myself, why not now? Should I try to raise points to get a membership for the first time? Does being a member matter as for pageviews and comments?

:bulletblue:Questions I have for you...:bulletblue:
-Do you prefer digital or traditional?
-Does being a member matter as for pageviews and comments?

:w00t:Please answer all or some of these questions for me! Thanks for your time!:w00t:

P.s. If some of the thoughts are weird and out of order please forgive because I haven't been in the best frame of mind lately.

:bulletgreen:Other questions that were initially what this journal was about...:bulletgreen:
-Should I offer commissions?
-How should I price my traditional art?

  • Mood: Hurt
  • Watching: All on the Line
  • Drinking: Sweet Red Wine

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Ayaka-Itoe Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thx for the fave (。´ ‿`♡)
MorgzArt Dec 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch :)
Thanks for the fav! :D
lapizypincel Dec 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks a lot for the watch and fave XD
No problem your work is amazing!
Happy birthday!
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