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Is there any point in drawing/illustrating by hand anymore?

Is there any point in drawing/illustrating by hand anymore? Topic: Digital first media papers
June 25, 2019 / By Hebe
Question: Doing some reading on the comic books industry, I was a bit surprised to learn that for many years now, most physical comic books are nearly all digitally created. It seems the penciller is generally the only one who puts anything on physical paper--although inkers are still around, a lot of them are turning to digital art programs. Coloring and lettering is now 100% digital. The fact that so much of mainstream art is created digitally makes me question the point of creating art with pen and pencil. Is there any appreciation left for pen-and-ink as a stand alone medium? Can original works of art done in ink be considered to have any value, if the work is "relatively good"? Is time spent using these mediums the same as time wasted? I create stuff in pen-and-ink mostly for myself, not really thinking about monetary gain, but I'd like to think some folks still appreciate handmade artwork other than paint, these days. I believe there still is a market for folk art and a lot of that is ink/pencil work, right?
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Dottie Dottie | 1 day ago
There are plenty of people who still appreciate pen and ink work. Unfortunately, in business areas like comics, it's easier to ink and color digitally, because it is easier, cheaper, and you don't have to worry about scanners 'eating up' your colors. Most people who love pen and ink art are those who enjoy portraits, or maybe in architecture.
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Dottie Originally Answered: Is there any point in drawing/illustrating by hand anymore?
There are plenty of people who still appreciate pen and ink work. Unfortunately, in business areas like comics, it's easier to ink and color digitally, because it is easier, cheaper, and you don't have to worry about scanners 'eating up' your colors. Most people who love pen and ink art are those who enjoy portraits, or maybe in architecture.

Catrina Catrina
That's like... Kindles and e-readers taking over traditional, paper, books. Traditional art will always be there. Digital is just easier, convenient, but just like when it comes to books, there will always be people will always enjoy the traditional way. Honstly, any real artist should be able to tell you that traditional stuff is appreciated and is good. It's not time wasted. I think most people begin with pencils and pens etc. As for the market, yes, it's still there for you traditional folks.
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Anne Anne
For me digital drawing is, despite the advances in software, a little cold compared to manually created illustration – commercially it makes a lot of sense to use computers, and for industrial use any illustration needs to end up as a digital file eventually. But I do like the uncertainty and tiny “mistakes” of analog art that a computer can never successfully replicate.
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Wright Wright
Good art is not only expressed by the picture itself but by how the artist used there skill to create it. You may see many paintings and drawings in books or online but until you see the same painting on canvass and see the artist full style so you can fully appreciate it.
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Wright Originally Answered: Describe the point of view in the story "The Hand" by Colette?
If the Authors uses the first person point of view, the story would not be interesting at all. The first person point of view would only give us in this case, the wife's perspective. and stories that have a first person narration are hard to believe. Because we would only know her side of the story, not the husbands. and if we believe all the things the first person narrator says, our perception of the story would be biased. By making it third person objective narration, we were able to read the story and interpret it ourselves.

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