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Discussion in 'Battle Forum' started by bugs-one, Dec 20, 2015.

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  1. majk

    majk Member

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    Totally. I was doing digital a couple months ago, and I stopped because I wasn't able to finish something.

    As a beginner and a perfectionist (I have anxiety disorder that even make me stop drawing or painting because of the pressure I put on myself), the best advice I receive was to practice letters with a pen so you can't erase. You have to just let it go, and start again.

    I will for sure go back to digital, but I will still use paper and pens, because commitment on a paper is easier. If you starts with a color, you can't go back. If you make a mistake in your lining, too bad, you have to find a way to fix it creatively instead of hitting ctrl-z.
    I feel I progress more on paper, equally creatively than mentally if I can say it like that.

    I think that when I will be more confident with my style and my base sketches, it will be the time to experiment with digital.
     
  2. BOOMBA

    BOOMBA Member

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    I'm sure my perspective just needs me to actually try a digital medium lol. Watch me become it's biggest fan.

    It Was fire af the detail was nuts...

    Anyways sorry for causing a huge discussion I never meant to down play anyone's style or preference. This site is filled with mad talented artists wether it's old school or new or both. The diversity is what matters
     
  3. EBA

    EBA Elite Member

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    Nah... I am the one who asked for the discussion so don't apologize. It was informative to see people's perspectives and I ain't mad. Cannot stress that enough, just in case it seemed like I was.
     
  4. vigostar

    vigostar Senior Member

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    A bit late to the discussion but, here are my two cents. Digital is a great medium for those who are super busy and have mastered traditional mediums. My biggest issue with digital is that altho a person needs to learn the app, many fundamentals are lost in the process, especially for those who are beginning. There are super important lessons that are learned when drafting composition and theorizing a color palette which is clearly lost when using digital. Mixing colors, creating textures and sheens are completely lost. The simple fact that a wrong decision can determine the fate of your artwork is a very important lesson to be learned as well. This forces the artist to use critical thinking in order to accomplish their goal and not rely on ctrl z to save the day.

    I do however see the advantage if someone is a very busy accomplished artist. The digital medium can certainly allow the artist to create faster comps, roughs, or final pieces but, I see it as, those artists have already mastered their craft and thus have proven themselves to be highly skilled and knowledgeable in traditional mediums.

    Finally, I wholly understand digital is the future albeit with some sadness. Like many skills that are being lost due to AI and robotics. Traditional art is losing its allure due to the compromising nature of technology. One day museums will be filled with screens vs. large canvas. Beautiful purposeful thick globs of paint, deep etchings, the shimmer of gold leafing, the mastery of transparent egg shelling and even the smell. Gone. I remember watching a documentary recently where they showcased various traditions that are being lost due to the evolution of societies. One of those traditions was the creation of this indigo dye. That specific dye/ color is created in one place on the earth due to the location of the raw material and there is only one person left on the planet that creates that color. Unfortunately, that person's children have no interest in keeping that tradition alive and thus will fade into extinction. Yes, a computer can create that color but, does it hold the same value?
     
  5. Classic

    Classic Senior Member

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    Digital is fine IMO looks cool to play around with but I’m an old school sharpie and paper guy

    satire for you specifically your hand stuff has so much more creativity and complex letter styles … seems your digital gets stuck in bevel or bevel inspired lettering style … like digital limits your natural killer style
     
  6. zoup

    zoup Elite Member

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    Lmfao i hate this try, this word hard af for me lol. Might redo it, but better than nothing haha.

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  7. BOOMBA

    BOOMBA Member

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    Animal
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  8. XplicitKaos

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    Dammit bruh, why you got to do this to me? I THOUGHT I was going to have a fighting chance this time.
     
  9. EBA

    EBA Elite Member

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    Here's just the letters...

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  10. InkedDnA

    InkedDnA Member

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    Just came across these and would love to jump in. I read through most of the 264 previous pages to see if I missed any additional rule sets and DAMN, 264 pages is a lot, haha. Hopefully I didn’t miss anything.

    Had a lot of fun with this one. Looking forward to the next one!

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  11. majk

    majk Member

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  12. Side_One

    Side_One Senior Member

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  13. XplicitKaos

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  14. Theillfunkfreaka

    Theillfunkfreaka Senior Member

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    I like how it looks...but don't see a single letter? Or am I wrong?
     
  15. BOOMBA

    BOOMBA Member

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    The "I" was originally going to be a bat or something but ended becoming a monkey nose lol.
     
  16. PeskDos

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  17. BOOMBA

    BOOMBA Member

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    Thank you brutha
     
  18. Andy B

    Andy B Senior Member

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    My entry for Animal.

    As for the whole digital versus hand drawn stuff. I like it all. Remember when most of us started, the internet didn't exist. So we relied on our own crews and neighborhoods. Krylon was the standard paint.
    Like everything else in the world things change, things progress, everything keeps moving forward. For an example, I'm a mechanic. I used to never see hybrid cars, let alone an electric one. Now I see them a lot.
    Either way, things like this forum and the other resources makes things a whole lot better.


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  19. Matt Wrigh

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  20. vigostar

    vigostar Senior Member

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    Might tinker with this some more but, for now...

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  21. Theillfunkfreaka

    Theillfunkfreaka Senior Member

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    Oh word. I dig it. Without explanation it's hard to see but makes sense now. I like the incorporation of the face with letters, but with out a dashed line or even solid line to show letter distinction it's hard to decipher. Looks a bit more like a stylized logo, which is still way dope, but letter form is what makes graffiti for me. Regardless, we'll done