In the past for as long as I could remember since I was a child, a blank piece of paper and a pencil or pen... or crayon... was an inspiration. I am never "daunted" by the blank canvas. Sometimes the ideas are difficult to pull out of my head... but I never feel afraid of a blank page that needs to be filled.DK wrote:Cool So you're ideas come to you as you are working? Is it that the freedom the computer gives you to play with pixels,points etc is how you create your ideas? Do you think about what you are going to create while you are sitting down at the computer or do you have some thought as to what you are going to create before hand?
A blank computer document holds the same excitement for me. I often open a document in Photoshop, or Anime Studio and just... start to draw something. Maybe it is an idea already in my head or I experiment with textures or shapes. Photoshop is better sometimes because of the wacom pad. It feels like sketching with the benefit of the "undo".
Here's another situation that came up for me a couple of times recently. A client INSISTED on logo "sketches". He said the people approving designs could not look at "clean" logo ideas to choose from. They had to be rough and look like they were drawn by hand....
No problem! I used photoshop to "dirty up" my computer roughs. I even used a scan of some sketch paper I had on my computer to add some texture. Talk about a waste of time though.
Having now defended the computer as a legitimate creative artform I will say that I have been doing more "traditional" painting and drawing lately.
I did a painting this past summer. A REAL painting... wet paint on a canvas. It was TERRIFYING... I hadn't touched a paint brush in 10 years, but it turned out okay. The terrifying part was NO UNDO. It was so difficult to get past that. It is so engrained in my brain.
I had so much fun doing that painting I promised to do a large format portrait of my grandparents on the old farm for our family reunion. The painting will be in an auction to family members who attend to raise money to pay for the reunion. I have already heard some scary rumors about the potential bids on this painting.... I am under great pressure to do something incredible... it's a bit frightening and exciting.
So, it all depends on what you need to get something done. There will always be a need for "hand done" art work or design and the computer isn't more or less a medium for creative expression.
Check this out:
http://www.canvaspress.com/photos_on_ca ... Hgod3zohIA