May 24, 2007
My Digital Maytag
For my first 15 years of working as an illustrator, I only used pencils, paints and watercolor paper.
But then one day I tried out Photoshop. And things haven't been the same since.
I have to say, making art is LOTS more fun with digital tools tossed into the mix. Not only is it more fun... it's also easier.
I still think that all art begins with the lowly pencil and that traditional art will never be rivaled in it's surface complexity and tradition. But it sure is handy having some digital studio slaves to do the heavy lifting.
Basically, I think doing art completely the old fashioned way is akin to doing laundry by hand on a scrub board.
However I'll take the Maytag...
I still do all my art with real pencils, real paper and real paints. It just all gets processed through the digital Maytag.