Digital Art Vs Traditional Art Vs Photography

Purple is my favourite colour. I’ve said so many times, it calms me, makes me smile. The first image is my digital illustration version of a tree I painted when I first started my art art journey in 2017 (if I remember correctly).

Marigolds – my reference photo and then digital illustration of the photo. I used the pastel pencils in Procreate to create this one. I am loving Procreate for many reasons.

It’s a whole lot less messy and I can do it anywhere. I don’t need internet or Wi-Fi. I often run my Apple Pencil flat though.

Follow me on insta to see how I progress with procreate. I am creating some thing special so keep your eyes pealed!

Digital art Vs Traditional Art

There are so many differences between digital art and traditional art. One is there is a whole lot less mess with digital art. Especially for me, because I trash the joint when I’m painting……. Just ask my other half.

Some people prefer the traditional and some prefer digital. I thought (before I started digital art) that it would be easier, oh how wrong I was! It’s just as difficult to get a fantastic image, the challenges are just different. You still need to learn how to use your brushes, how the ‘canvas’ feels.

Grass in the park

I can’t wait to learn more and more. As with traditional art I have so many ideas that I want to try. My reference photo library is going to come in handy. I’ve already used several of my photos to help with shape, style and colour palettes.

Weekly trips and adventures are going to become a regular occurrence in our family life. My aim is to get at least 2 images for my library every week. They give me inspiration and ideas for my art. Looking forward to the next few weeks of art!

Studying, working and creating

Well my life is pretty busy, between the kids school and sporting endeavours and a full time job that entails at least 1.5hrs travel time each day it’s a wonder how I manage to get anything else done.

Weekend fun at the park with the kiddos.

I’m studying a Cert 3 in IT and trying to teach myself how to use Procreate. I guess the only reason I’m getting any of this done is because I love it. I find the time. Playing with procreate is relaxing so I’m using that as my downtime. Here are a few things I’ve created so far.

I’m not sure if I like Procreate more than traditional art. There is just something about a paint brush on canvas, or a pencil on sketch paper. It is a whole lot less messy though!

Til next time, get creative!