I keep seeing confessions on here saying ‘traditional art should be recognized more” but it’s always plastered over a simple pencil sketch. Sketching is nice for designing new characters and posing, but don’t expect your chicken scratches to get as many notes as an ask blog that spends hours on photoshop sketching, doing line art, coloring and shading. If you want the same attention you’re going to have to put in the same effort; meaning break out some colored pencils, prismas, or watercolors and make you traditional art presentable!
- Submitted by slowbrony
I agree and disagree with this statement. I think it is important for a traditional artists to truly work on a picture before they shove it out there and say “look at my art”, but my sister has lost commisions because her clients don’t want traditional art. Artists who take pride in even their traditional sketches are probably bitter since people think traditional art won’t work well for what they have in mind for a blog/website.
I’ll also say that in any art form people can get lazy. There is just as much bad traditional art as there is bad digital art.
Well, there’s a few sides to this:
1. Nobody has to stop shoving their sketches out there if they don’t want to; that’s part of the fun of fanart for some people is quick doodles. Should they get bitter though when they don’t get as much attention as full blown work? No.
2. Some people are just… going to prefer digital artwork, especially in a fandom where the original style is vectors, because it’s closer to the show’s look. That doesn’t mean traditional work is never appreciated.
3. Digital media and the digital format naturally sync. Yes, you’re going to make more of a challenge working traditionally online. It’s kinda a part of the deal.