An issue I’ve thought a lot about - being someone who trained traditionally but only began really enjoying the art I was creating, and finding success with it, after turning digital. Put simply, I think the digital/traditional debate fundamentally meaningless and is perpetuated by folks who have a very hard time seeing validity in differing views. Others have said this before me, more will say it after, but the bottom line is this:
Use the tools you enjoy, create good art, and have fun. Fuck everything else.
I like how Dan Luvisi put it:
“Art is art, it will always be a universal expression of creativity, imagination and story telling, whether through music, painting, sculpting, or writing.
The lesson I learned is, don’t be so quick to judge just because you don’t prefer the medium being used. It matters not the tool used, but the product that was born from it. A lot of artists have put thousands of hours into honing their craft, and growing the gut to put it out there for the world to see.
And I think that’s a lot more powerful than the debate of whether digital art is real or not.”