print is dead man... burn those pencils and bristol.
oh wait, I still don't have a computer, nevermind... carry on.
I'm done with paper. Really. I only use it for commission work now.
My only concern when I bought the Intuos 4 was that my stuff would look "too digital". It took a while to figure out the right settings and work method to get the traditional look I wanted but it was totally worth it. It's a big time saver. Especially when it comes to composition and perspective.
if you can keep the same quality of work digitally as when you draw traditionally I dont see why you wouldn't go digital. but its all preference
Wins = 10
losses = 19
KO Win = 7
I am the Gatekeeper
And its also a financial issue with a very robust secondary market.
Prints are not one of a kind items,and they will never reflect a true piece of traditional inked art.
If you can sell a company a piece of art for 3k, then get another 3k just for selling it on the secondary market.
That's pretty good for only doing the work one time.
Lets take Beastie for example, I bet if he worked the market he would make more selling his original art then the companies that commission him to make the art.
If he was all digital, he would only have one chance of selling that artwork. With some possible print sales after a very long time of peddling them.
Even original Sketch cards go for a ton.
Just a side story, I recently went to a Indie convention with my sketch group to work our table, and I sat next to Kristian Donaldson. He does allot of indie books for various publishers.
He had no portfolio of original art, refused to sketch commissions, and had nothing but his books and prints.
His fans would constantly come up to the table asking if they could see the original artwork, or for him to sketch one of there favorite characters from the various books he worked on.
When he said he was completely digital now so much so that he didn't even do commission pieces anymore the looks on his Fans faces really was disheartening.
To me being a Comic book artist is so much more then just working on books, you have to build a community of fans for yourself. Those fans usually want for you to draw for them, and they won't understand why you are all digital no matter how good a story you have.
They want to invest in a piece of you because they love the art/books so much.
That's why I think it's best if you pratice both, but it's really up to the individual artist to decide whats best for him/her.
What I don't like about working digitally is that you can't turn the page.
"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." - Albert Einstein.
Pummel: 5 Wins. 7 Losses.
I draw most of my work digitally, then print it out and ink it by hand. I can't get away from hand inking, I just enjoy the act too much to go completely digital, even though I know I'm wasting time and money printing then rescanning for a single step in an otherwise all digital process.
itís as if he figured that sheer repetition would wear them down, forcing them to submit to his strange, incompetent genius.
Pummel: W 11 | L 5 | KO 8
My pencil work is still better than my digital work but I can see what's so attractive about all digital. I actually tried it for about six months and there are good and bad. I know what I missed the most was the the feel of a pencil on paper and how they work together. But when I returned to pencils I missed all the options and tools I had right in front of me. Eventually , I think its going to come down to space for me. I have another child coming and there's going to be less room in the house. I have a Cintiq12CX, I got it used and at a good price, it's a little difficult to use because of the size but it's an all in one and I'm gettign used to it. But for the moment I going hybrid.