Well, I also work traditionally, because that's where digital art starts, and I never forget this. Right now I was sketching something traditionally... and I like traditional too! And that's a small part? Gosh, is there a pic with the whole part of your art supplies? I'd die to see that!
You are right. I meant, there is a lot digital art in your gallery. Everybody should think that way. Some digital artists tend to forget about traditional art. We don`t have ctrl+z and layers, textures and premade brushes.
WHen I clean up my work corner in our study, I`ll take a picture. But it`s not spectacular, just paint, canvas and the usual stuff like colored pencils, crayons, watercolors. The Copics are the most fanciest things I own.
Well, all that you see in my gallery is made with a mouse... *FML*, but now I gotta a tablet and I'm practicing my brain out... And I never forget where I began... and not having a ctrl+z sucks sometimes... and I'm a bit against premade brushes... Like, those used for texturing and stuff are okay, but design brushes are not my type. I'd rather create my own design and make it fit more with the pic, than use a brush I have to edit hundreds times to look natural. But, as for textures, I do use them. And layers... who doesn't? Well, it'd be great if you could give me the link! I'd love to see your workspace! Mine is a small, three-shelved bookcase where I keep beads, watercolors, pens, and whatever else... PS: About the beads... I make necklaces too, but I'm too lazy to take pics of them and upload them!
Congratz to the tablet. Do you scan your sketches and create then the lineart? Do you use PS or SAI? That sounds like a reasonable attitude. I rarely work digitally and my experience with premade brushes is pretty low, but I see it in other pictures and I think: Wow, that is way easier than drawing/painting it. Nothing wrong to use the opportunities of your favorite tool of trade, but when people see down on traditional art, because it isn`t so crisp and clean when scanned, like cg works, it bothers me.
[link] <--- my workspace almost three years ago. Shall take a new picture. Just have to clean my desk and the shelves *cough* Right now it looks pretty messy.
Will do, when I get my lazy butt to make pics... Thankies! Sometimes I scan my sketches and then create the lineart on a new layer, sometimes I make the lineart on tablet... depends on the mood and on how detailed I want the pic... and I'm a proud PS user! Well, I agree, it's easier... traditional drawers have my respect for being able to create pieces just as beautiful without brushes and stuff. People tend to like digital art better because it usually looks more eye-catching. As I said before, I have infinite respect for traditional artists who can do a stunning artwork. And scanners can really be a pain... I looked at your workplace! It's awesome! Very complex! Mine is ten times smaller... Maybe I'll take a pic of it too! I just have to clean it up... now there are at least two plushies on it... BTW I love the cat! And tidying the workspace is the worst part. I usually try to keep it pretty tidy, but totally fail... I keep them alright for a while then mess everything up, then don't find something, mess everything more than it is...and that's how it all goes...
oooh that's alot of Money invested I see! a bit jealous I own 14 copics but want more... I can't buy them easily I have to order online and they cost a fortune... so I work with promarkers ( I see you have some pink ones xD ) because I can get them easily and affordable. Love the collection though <3
Copic Sketch is amazingly easy to work with.. sadly they are really expensive. Well I actually managed to pick up a few new brands.. Flexmarkers (Letraset) and they are really nice! And Touch markers are pretty much a copy of Copic originals.... they are just black instead of white/grey.
I "collect" them now for almost 11 years. And I`ve been very lucky because an art supply store made a sell out on tria-markers and ink. I got the refill ink for 2,50 Euros and the markers for 2,00 Euros. So I`ve been able to get 22 new colors.