Digital Versus Traditional Art in today’s world

Hello, and happy weekend!

As most or all of you know, I work in both traditional media (pencil, ink, watercolor, acrylic and mixed media) as well as digitally, including Photoshop on my PC, and Procreate on my iPad Pro. Although I like both, there is one advantage to digital which I highlight in the drawing in this post. This was a sketch I did starting with pencil, then inking, followed by a lovely watercolor shading. Do you see anything wrong with it?

Yup, that’s right: Claudia fails basic anatomy in this case.

Hands do not bend that way.

Hours of hard work ruined.

Or maybe not.

This can be fixed in Photoshop with just a few simple steps – see my timelapse video:And in the end you get an anatomically – almost – perfect drawing as seen below 🙂



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4 thoughts on “Digital Versus Traditional Art in today’s world”

  1. Claudia,

    WOW, very cool! I use Procreate on my iPad Pro (10.5″ screen). DH got me an Apple pencil for my bday in December and have thoroughly enjoyed stretching my artistic ability. I love checking out your illustrations and learning how you do certain things such as this fix in Photoshop. 🙂

    • Thanks, Cathy. I loooove my iPad pro and have been using Procreate now for 2 or 3 years and love it. In fact most of my digital drawings are now done on my iPad. But still, a life without Photoshop – seems weird – LOL

  2. Very interesting! It reminds me of the difference between writing with typewriter in those old days and doing it on my modern computer or other devices. Much as technology lets us down now and then, going back isn’t at all attractive. So nice to see your blogs again.

  3. I just recently got an iPad pro and Ally has been playing with procreate. She loves all things art and was so excited when she found out I got the pro. It’s a nifty little thing! Have a great week!!!


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