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