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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
@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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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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