Does anyone else have a strange relationship with digital art?
A lot of the time it’s an amazing timesaver. I can sketch things quickly, move things around, resize them as I need to, colour things easily and fix mistakes… The rest of the time, I struggle and I struggle and I spend ages drawing and undoing and drawing and undoing a line a could have drawn perfectly the first time with an actual pen or brush. Or I spend hours painstakingly blocking out some colour flats that would have taken me seconds with a marker or watercolour.
I had one of those days today. Spent hours fighting with my giant, ancient, 12x12 Intuos 2 tablet and my aging Macbook (not to mention Manga Studio 5 that I’m still trying to learn), drew something that looked terrible, had to get out of the house to calm down a little bit, then I came home, threw it all out, and started from scratch with a t-square and my blue pencil on some Bristol paper. So far it’s going much faster.
Do you have any coping mechanisms for when art gets frustrating? Do you also have a complicated relationship with digital art? Or is it just me?