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post #1 of Old 03-26-2016, 07:50 PM Thread Starter
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Painting digitally a logical objective look - the future.

All of the following is just me ranting, and it's just my opinion and hopefully people who struggle with seeing digital painting as (real art) can get a better understanding from this...
The most important thing I want to portray is... digital art takes so much effort in learning - it's a whole new medium like switching from watercolor to Oil.
everything about this forum is my dream place to be
the people are amazing and I love the art I'm seeing from most
but there's 1 thing that peeves me and thats the fact my chosen art medium (digital) is still located under - Other art. (take a breath lol)
which means when ever I want to post a painting I have to go into a totally separate forum, now some of you may think it's not a big deal because it still gets listed as a new topic.
but I'll list a few reasons as to why it gets under my skin....

digital art is the future of art.
why? We must look at history and the history of tattooing is a perfect example for the type of thing I'm talking about, up to 1929 tatoo's were traditionally painted using sticks heated on clay, then came along the modern Gun tool.... at first people shy'd away from it, because it meant to tattoo with a gun means they had to learn a new tool/medium.... in order to express their art.

digital art deserves more respect than it's getting online (it's REAL art) some people flag it as an easy way to paint.
why? people who have the skill to paint good art using a tablet are NOT CHEATS - in fact they're to be admired.... admired for taking the time and giving so much effort in learning the new medium
anything I can paint with a tablet I can paint using Oils and watercolor, for for those who judge digital painting, can you paint what you paint with oils digitally?

So back to the actual painting, when I do an oil painting with my tablet the software I use forces me to use the oil meduim, so I have to use the same techniques as anyone else would painting with oils.
when I do a black & white drawing digitally the software forces me to use the very same pencil grades that the physical world does.

I'm frustrated, because I know ANY artist here given 6 weeks who works on ANY medium could master a tablet and produce better work and evolve their skills to levels they didn't even dream


so I wish that digital painting was moved to it's very own section under *Drawing* where I (& others like me) can post our art in what ever medium we are painting in.... instead of *other* because it's not yet understood
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What I see as the problem Meli (and your speaking to the choir here since my main medium is Digital) is where do we put it? You say under drawing.. but i paint Digitally. Other times I draw digitally.

SO do we have a Digital drawing and a digital painting? How about other digital works? Like Photshopping a picture? I could go on.. but I think you understand. Being under "Other Art" is no problem to me. I'm not sure what you are saying "open another forum". I have all of the forums together on one page.. and Digital is on top (2nd down actually) making it easy to find.

I, personally, understand that digital isn't traditional. After all.. even Mixed Media is under Other Art. It doesn't mean in any way that it's not "understood" nor that it is 2nd class in anyone's eyes. It's just an easy way to categorize things (at least that's my understanding"

I hope @Cricket VS will look at this as she would be the one to make the decision anyway.
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Understand painting art on skin wasn't traditional with sticks heated on Clay, before that it was scarification.
What i'm exactly suggesting is a new board underneath Drawing (as pic shows below) where people who use digital medium can post their art, as apposed to being listed along side " Misc Art" and " Art Supplies "
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No.. I don't see a picture below either But I understand what you are saying. You want an entire section.. Called Digital.. with sub catergories like Digital Drawing, Digital Painting, etc. Is this correct?

PS - We don't have a section for tats either.. LOL

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PS - We don't have a section for tats either.. LOL
Not yet
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hey I respect you as a Mod and as a digital painter, if you don't believe there should be a dedicated section then I'll conceded to my point and just shut up lol.. but you're only going to get more & more painters joining who use this format after all in just 4 years it will be 2020!!!!!!!
and we all know thats the year the Terminators travel back in time to destroy humanity lol
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It's not my call Meli.. as I said before.. I, too, use digital the most and I don't necessarily disagree with you. But I don't have the power to create forums.. only Cricket and Admin can do that. That's why I pointed it out in a previous post
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I know, and I knew you'd agree while I was writing the post
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And btw.. where did you get that kewl looking drop down? I don't have that.. I have the entire forum on a page.. With each topic listed. I think if you saw what I saw it wouldn't be as big a deal.. NOW I understand what you are looking for and why. I think there's an easy fix to that.. all they need to do is put a drop down Title that links directly to the Digital forum.
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Yeah I get what you mean. Also there are apps like "Fresh Paint" that are the ultimate mix of traditional painting and digital.
This also reminds me of kinda what my mother said to me when I was little and I told her I wanted to be an artist, which her response was that it would not be a good idea because artists don't make much (at the time digital art did not really kick off and I was doing "fine art" so to say) and now that she can see my talents and how the market for graphic designers and other digital art areas are in much desire she is all for it and has encouraged me. So I can apply this to digital art itself, perhaps some people don't think it is in a right setting yet and once it becomes more stable everyone will accept it more.
As for the placement in the forums I don't find it a bother BUT I do understand the principal behind it so I do have to agree.

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