Today I went to Carre in Tilburg to visit a friend, Roel Sloot who is a great painter, in his working studio. Photo's included are all of the visit. He paints on canvas, totally different from a digital painting. Both kind of ' painting' techniques have there own pro's en con's, but are really totally different art forms!
Let me start with some pro's of painting digitally:
-less of a mess. My working table is very clean. I don't need to change my clothing when I start painting. No tubes laying around and no dirty brushes.
-Painting a scene from a photo can go directly on the photo so in most cases it looks more realistic... great when you work with clients portraits that need to be very realistic!
- When things aren't going the way you planned you just delete and start over, no painting over canvas or needing a new one.
-You can work on a lot of pieces at the same time, you don't need any room to store your other works.
-You can work on your digital file wherever you want, just bring your laptop with photoshop.
-Adding new stuff to your painting is easier since you just put together your layers.
-Your client can print the artwork in any size they want on any material they want.
-They can use the file for social media and websites, next to prints.
Those are a lot of pro's, but working on canvas has a lot of pro's too:
- You get texture, texture can give a lot of depth and more coulour effects in a paining.
-There is only one original. With a digital file you know the artist still has one.
-There is a nostalgic feeling to it.
-You don't work behind a computer screen, better for your eyes!
-Mixing the colors is more challenging, but also more rewarding when it turns out the way you want it.
-You are not depending on a computer or photoshop, so no system to break down, no tears when you didn't save.
-The whole setting has got a nice feel to it, better than just a computer screen.
-You see what you get when it comes to colors, digital it all depends on the calibration of the screen and afterwards the quality of the print.
There are a lot more differences but these are the ones I came up with.
Digital artwork is in no comparison to painting on canvas really, two totally different art forms.
I had a great afternoon looking at the artwork and making some photo's in Roel's amazing workplace. I admire his work very much. He has his own brandname: Studio Bambergen, next to digital paintings he makes video's and photo's.
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