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Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
@01:54Haha, thanks :XD:
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Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
@05:30Thanks :)
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Noco10196 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
@05:25Pro to the max...
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Feefeekatt Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012   Digital Artist
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natred106 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
@00:31Ear:3 Listen well:3
This is good:3 Very awesome!!
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Quiet-surrender Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
@05:27God if I didn't know any better I'd think it was an actual photo!
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ShizM00 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012   Digital Artist
@04:45it looks like chris-chan
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CoviSs Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
@00:49What are shortcuts do you use in??
I have CS5 too but i don't find them for the palette and brushes, alt+...ctrl+...I'm tired to find lol
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BeCarefulPaint Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@02:00amazing! :D
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I was lurking around an Art discussion forum a couple of days ago, and came across the usual "Digital Art vs Traditional Art" topic. And while both sides had good arguments, one point really grabbed my attention and made me think:

"Traditional Art will always have more value over Digital because it is a one-of-a-kind piece. A digital piece can be easily reproduced and printed hundreds of times and used for anything (T-shirts, signs, posters etc.). It's really just data and pixels on a screen."

I agree (to an extent) with the statement that a Traditional piece (an oil painting, for example) is truly a one of a kind item. You can scan it and photograph it all you want, but tt's real, and there will always be a single, original. It exists in a solid form yet it can also be destroyed and lost forever, whether it's by a house fire, or a glass of water accidentally being spilled over it. But so can Digital Art. If not handled correctly, the document can become corrupt or lost in a hard drive crash.

I wondered, how could I make a digital painting (that is data and pixels on a screen) truly a "one of a kind"?

I'll paint a digital picture, print one single copy, then erase it completely off my hard drive!

So this film and the one print sitting on my desk is all that remains of the painting. No pixels, no data. Just a single hard-copy print (of ink on a glossy A4) of the painting.

It hurt me a little to destroy the file, but do you think the (physical copy) painting has more value and artistic merit now that it is truly a "one of a kind" now?

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KingRandomPotato Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
I really thought it was a photography or some sort
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Operaghost1881 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
@01:54It's truly amazing to watch how you create such wonderful things. I'm guessing this has been sped up considerably. If not, you have given a whole new meaning to "Speed painting" :)
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Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
@01:54Haha, thanks :XD:
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lwttesh Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012   Digital Artist
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omegatafaria Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
Great to see a master at work, wow!!
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Sheridan-J Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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Lipezzaner Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@05:30WOW! This is awesome!!!
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Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
@05:30Thanks :)
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Noco10196 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
@05:25Pro to the max...
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Feefeekatt Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012   Digital Artist
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natred106 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
@00:31Ear:3 Listen well:3
This is good:3 Very awesome!!
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Polionster Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@05:30Impressing!!
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makeshiftgarbage Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
@05:30Digital artwork makes me laugh, from beginning to end.
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GirlofClay Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Student General Artist
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I really love this!!!

I agree with the whole traditional art being one of a kind in a physical way, you can't necessarily argue with that considering it's more of a fact than an opinion. But I think they are both unique and valuable in their own ways, whether or not you can hold it in your hands, or save it in a file.
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Elestial Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
I think that the fact that 'traditional' pieces of art are one of a kind make them more valuable when were looking at them from a monetary perspective. There's the idea that since it's the only one like it in the world, than it costs more to buy since it has that exclusivity.

However, I think that digital art still has a lot of value in a more network-y way. Digital art is a lot easier to share, easier to obtain, and can be enjoyed by many. This new, technologic way of sharing an idea I think makes digital art valuable in its own way, since one of the most important aspects of art is to spread and share new ideas, to provoke the viewers. The ability to post a digital image online, and be able to appreciate it as much as you would live is a big deal to me since most traditional works are better experienced in person. Digital art doesn't have that problem.

So yes, they both have their own value, but it's not to say that there is more time, effort or talent put in either case. A piece of art is always an amazing effort and emotional process regardless of the medium. And that shouldn't be less appreciated on something that is digital just because it can be more easily reproduced and obtained.
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EMOPIGU101 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Student General Artist
@05:30You are amazing! I need to learn how to use the techniques on photoshop you use! It'd make it a lot easier for me A WHOLE LOT D:
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vinsulalee Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
Wow, what an amazing concept! I admire your resolve in deleting all your pictures to prove the point as well.
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Slimnooze Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
@05:30*"IT would make it an ilegal copy"... xD sorry for the gramma shit
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Slimnooze Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
@05:30Your idea of deleting the file completely (once it is printed) in order to turn your art piece into "one of a kind" I think it's a pretty clever move. It would make your piece be like "1st and only edition" (printed)of this work. You could anyways print it just once in life, while keeping the digital file as portfolio, personal artistic develoment or just as mementos. Printing also some kind of certificate in the back of the print or in a separated document clarifying that that one print is the 1st and only; like a quality seal your client will appreciate and also pay for.

This, of course (in oder to stay fair) would make any other print of the same piece found out there iligal. I would make it an ilegal copy and could get you in legal troubles if the original client decides to use that right he paid for...

That could be a possibility and also could become in a particular feature of yourself as an artist in the business.

However... Traditional art pieces has some more features and advantages that plays on its favor besides just being unique since there's generally just one original piece of each idea.
STILL, some traditional art styles like ukiyo-e are make through woodblock printing, making then as same reproducible as digital art pieces contained in a .PSD file.

The history, physical aspect, enchantment, exhibition possibilities, and generally the milenary culture that traditional art format involves is what I think gives it more value and notoriousness within society.

I widely rather to go to a museum of traditional art than to one displaying digital work, no matter if it's printed or screen-displayed.

It is also truth that there are many digital art works that even being reproducible over and over again, can be much more valuable than many traditional art pieces... this of course, depending on technique uniqueness and quality, exclusivity of artist's name (fame) and some other aspects related to popularity and society aceptation.

Both has its pottential, both has its weak sides... I still rather feel the romanticism and the sublime sensation that takes your breath out when you see one of Monet's gardens for example... Or when you wonder what sort of symbolic messages are possibly hidding to the naked eye within the strokes in a Da Vinci's, if there's any...

Cute Pixel Art also triggers a different palette of feelings in me... It's all depending on...
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Kallaster Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
@05:30I find it interesting that non-digital art is still labelled "one of a kind" when even real paintings have "prints" often or have other people "remake them" so they can be in movies and such, depending on how popular they are.

I mean do you really think that every version of Starry Night is still an original? No. So how is it "one-of-a-kind" and digital not?
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Fefe1414 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012   Digital Artist
@05:30You are just truly amazing!!! This is crazy awesome!!!
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shenio Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Student
@05:30damn i thought it was a camera picture until i clicked and watched you make it major skills u have them keep up your awesomeness
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MellyMaltesers Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Student Interface Designer
@05:30Wow! this is incredible! Nice work!
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TheKeikoIsALie Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
@05:30Wow. This is truly a masterpiece. <3
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Amerath Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012   Traditional Artist
@05:30I caught myself shaking my head several times watching this video, dumbstruck with amazement.. I also love the idea behind the video, and I agree there is something different about an original piece of art, definetly not by artistic value or expression, but maybe both in the thought that this is what was in their hands, and mind and what was worked directly on.. I'm sure many people would agree there is a difference standing infront of a real painting of someone you greatly admire than a print of same.. that ofcourse is in our conscience and feeling some sort of connection.. that ofcourse is not possible with digital art, but I would think that beeing in the studio, where they work and spent their time, see their inspiration etc. would give me the same feeling. somehow.. a one of a kind digital print doesn't give me quite the same connection with the artist ( in my head ) even tho I can still greatly love and cherish a print for what it is and inspires in me... ( ramble.. ramble )
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TheTeacupKitten Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Very beautiful and inspiring :)
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themagicalpoony Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
@05:30When I was in Vegas, I saw a Penn and Teller show and Teller did this trick 8D This video is so cool, you're such a good artist! It's things like these that make me wonder what artists from the Renaissance would have to say about modern art c:
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Night-Shade7 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@05:30AMAZING!!!! :eyepopping: :jawdrop:
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JasonBrongel Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
@05:30Good job, don't feel hurt. Your next painting will only be better with the knowledge you learn. :)

With your argument, I feel like having the original only matters if you're a collector. To most common folk, there is no difference between original and print. Its what you PAINTED that matters. The only reason some fans want an original is to feel a deeper connection to the artist or support there financial troubles.

Every painting you do is one of kind. YOU are the only one who could create it (no one can imitate what goes on in your mind while you paint or anyone else's for that matter).

If anything, be proud you can do digital. There are many things traditional cannot do.
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Kusu-dame Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
@05:30Brave move :iconthumbupplz:
Making this one of a kind
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marcgosselin Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
@05:30Superb! Beautiful concept.
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alykat47 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
@05:30I kept thinking you were done and then u just kept going back and making it even more amazing! you're awesome.
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AshamedNoMore Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
@05:30Wow, it looks so real. It's fantastic! And I like that we got to see you paint it.

I wish I had this much talent in my pinky finger!
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Quiet-surrender Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
@05:27God if I didn't know any better I'd think it was an actual photo!
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esquizito Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
@05:30You make me think about it. THANKS!
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ShizM00 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012   Digital Artist
@04:45it looks like chris-chan
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frozen-fyre Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
@05:30Wooooow. o.o Give me your talent. D:

This is amazing.

(And I don't think it's worth any more or less now, nor do I think physical art is more important than digital art. Both are the same but different mediums are used to achieve the same product in both cases.
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SorbetBerry Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist
@05:30wow. REALLY amazing!
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mosobot64 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Student General Artist
@05:30Beautiful! I like how the video is easy enough to follow, technique-wise, yet presents ideas in digital art that are ultimately hard to master. I'll be taking notes. ;)
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squar3x Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@05:30This video is driving me nuts. You make it so easily! Bravo!
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Miouwwww Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
@05:30hmm I think not. The value is in the art itself - that a person has created an unique piece of art. No matter how many times it is reprinted/copied etc. it was still unique when it was made.

Thanks for the vid :) learned a lot.
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CoviSs Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
@00:49What are shortcuts do you use in??
I have CS5 too but i don't find them for the palette and brushes, alt+...ctrl+...I'm tired to find lol
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BeCarefulPaint Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@02:00amazing! :D
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