|Progress work for "Nobody|
Could Be That Clever"
by Christina Zakhozhay
I consider myself a digital artist (rather a student of digital art), but there are moments when I wish I could do more traditional paintings. However, this task becomes a bigger hassle for me due to my disability (it's called Spinal Muscular Atrophy by the way, feel free to look it up 'cause I don't know how to explain it fast). Large canvases are hard for me to work on, plus I need help to set everything up, clean brushes, replace water, sharpen pencils (if it's a sketch). It's a mess! But with digital media, all I need is a laptop and my handy-dandy tablet, and I'm good to go. That's the whole allure of digital programs for any artist. Plus many find it to be a faster way to create, after you've had a lot of practice. So whenever I have the "digital vs traditional" debate with friends, I tend to scoot over to the digital side.
|"A Dialogue with the Water" by Christina Zakhozhay|
Having said all of this, digital programs aren't all sunshine and rainbows. Traditional work will always provide unique textures that computer programs will never get perfect (close, but not perfect). Which is why some people describe digital paintings as "cold" or "impersonal". But luckily, there are artists out there who have found a solution to this problem. So in my next post, I'll be talking about the marriage between digital and traditional mediums.
My thanks to Christina Zakhozhay for allowing me to use her work for this blog. And as always this is only my humble opinion, feel free to state your own. Until next time interwebs, stay classy!