Shop More Submit  Join Login
About Varied / Hobbyist Premium Member KrisFemale/United States Recent Activity
Deviant for 2 Years
2 Month Premium Membership:
Given by an Anonymous Deviant
Statistics 160 Deviations 2,486 Comments 8,553 Pageviews

Newest Deviations

Why I Prefer Traditional Art to Digital

Traditional Art Junkie Stamp by Sylladexter

I've seen this subject come up a lot, and people are always incredibly fierce (or vicious) when it comes to defending their preferred medium.

Before I continue, let me first say that my preference does not equate to a disdain of digital art. Amazing art - as in, the pieces that are truly memorable or inspiring or make you pause to take everything in - are amazing because of the artist, not the medium used. These kind of pieces don't just look good, they present imagery or emotions that are unique in some way to their creator.

So, why do I prefer traditional art? I've actually thought about it a lot, and I believe it boils down to two main reasons.

1. More often than not, I find traditional art to be more impressive. I do NOT think digital art is easy, but I do think it is easier. There's no "undo" button with traditional art, and depending on the medium used, mistakes can't always be corrected. Also, the opportunity to modify in retrospect is often more difficult (if not impossible); no deciding in the last minute that red hair will look better than black, or that the background you painted would be more fitting with clouds rather than flowers, etc.

2. This is the bigger reason. To me, traditional art has a personal touch, a particular connection, that digital art does not. It's like receiving a hand written letter versus an email; there's something about the former that makes it more distinctive. Perhaps, it's that you can hold it in your hands. Or, that what's on the page can never be exactly duplicated by another human hand. This might sound like total BS to some, but I like the sentimentality of it all.

That's about it. I don't have enough active watchers to get much attention to this entry, but I'm happy to have written it. Good food for thought. :gummybear:

Webcam

Visitors

Groups

:icontraditional-miracles: :iconnaruto-university: :iconaceofantasyxchange: :iconmarvelanddcunited:

Tidbits about me

I imagine with music Stamp by tastelessfate Individuality by prosaix The Golden Rule by Cataclysm-X 100 Themes Challenger by 100ThemesChallenge Coffee Lover Stamp by A-Sent-Miracle I Love Mexican Food Stamp by Mirz123 I Respect All Art Stamp Revamp by Sinister-Starfeesh I love to cuddle by pjuk Churchill Quote by holls So Many Books by LaPurr I was made in the 80's by Adro-stamps nocturnal artist eh... by AxiasAlexa I Heart dA Resources by FantasyStock Well wishing to Japan by i-stamp Anbu Mask Stamp by JAYSMILES23Artist Working Stamp by Mirz123 When I Get Sad... Stamp by Yagoni Sky Lover by A-Sent-Miracle Lonely Firefly by Washu-M Inspiration Stamp by Kezzi-Rose Today I'm Sleepy by pjuk dA bdays stamp by mxlove Snoopy Writer Stamp by Mirz123 :iconsupernaturalarmy:

Watchers

Activity


Because I'm wondering how many people follow my stories on dA - are you following me for fanfics?
86%
6 deviants said Nope, I followed you before you started posting fics
14%
1 deviant said Yes, here for the writing
Sum up: When creating stuff on my new Mac (digital art, scans of traditional work), the colors of the files look TERRIBLE on PCs.

I do not think this is a calibration issue, because other files (whether random stuff pulled from google, other people's artwork here on dA, etc) do not look very different. There is some variation, but not enough to be distracting.

Only images that are created on my new Mac seem to have such an ugly contrast when displayed on PCs.



:bulletblack: The image on the left is the original, created on my Mac.
:bulletblack: The image on the right was edited on a PC, using Pixlr. I tried to recreate how the image looks on a Mac (it's oversaturated, but close enough).

:bulletblack: If you're looking at this from a PC, you'll see the obvious contrast (more vibrant colors, the bg is primarily black rather than streaked through with the texture of the chapel walls, etc).
:bulletblack: If you're looking at this from a Mac, the one on the right probably looks WAY too saturated and dark.

Searching around, I've seen people make similar complaints in forums, but no solutions that I can use (they've mostly involved buying extremely high priced software for professionals who are struggling with this).

Putting this up in hope of some help from a good Samaritan. Are there parameters I can set when saving the file? I'm currently working in 8 bit RGB mode. I've tried converting to sRGB mode when saving. No change whatsoever.
  • Mood: Suffering

PC vs Mac: Colors

Journal Entry: Fri Aug 22, 2014, 8:36 PM


Word of caution. I am:
:bulletpink: Not tech savvy
:bulletblue: Tired from long day of pain
:bulletgreen: Perhaps a bit medicated after coming home from work and taking a 4 hour nap

Anyway. Short and skinny of it -- the colors on my most recent submission were incredibly vibrant on my Mac, where I colored it. Saw it today on two different PCs (work desktop and work laptop), and it was UGLY. It looked horribly flat because of how much the color was leeched away.

Did a minimal amount of puttering around forums, and saw some posters say that if you apply photoshop filters to your work (when working on a Mac), they'll look dramatically different on a PC. No explanation given for this.

To experiment, I uploaded a side-by-side comparison of some WIP pieces of that latest submission:



These look equally vibrant on my Mac. On the PCs, they both look washed out, though the colors are far worse with the filtered version (i.e., can't make out the details of the pants).

Has anyone else out there had similar experiences? Regardless of what media you use (traditional, digital, film, etc.), if you've experienced the same, please share your thoughts. I don't know if this boils down to the hardware or my display settings or what (I'll research more tomorrow), but for now, since most everyone I know on here does digital art, I thought I'd check in.

Thanks in advance if anyone can share their thoughts.


Edit: Quick additional bit about the image above before I forget! I promise it's not meant to slander Christianity or be a statement on religion in any way, shape or form. It's the character of Lucifer from CW's Supernatural, and the pose was mostly taken from one of the first images I pulled up from a stock image search of a man holding a cross.

  • Mood: Suffering
Luci by kuri-osity
Luci

"You know why God cast me down? Because I *loved* him. More than anything." — Lucifer, "The End," Supernatural 5x04


If reblogging (thanks!!!), please use:  On Tumblr


(As a courtesy to the stock photographer whose beautiful background I’m using, I need to note that my intentions when creating this were in no way, shape or form intended to solicit hate of any kind toward Christianity or religion in general. This is fan art for a beloved character, plain and simple. Other notes - aka artistic process meltdown - over here.) 


I claim no ownership of the characters used in this piece. All rights to Supernatural belong to the creator, Eric Kripke, as well as Warner Bros. Television and Productions.
Loading...
Castiel Sketch 6-15-14 (tumblr) by kuri-osity
Castiel Sketch 6-15-14 (tumblr)
This is me trying to learn how to digital art.

I said I was going to reserve practice sketches for Tumblr and use dA only for polished works, but between GISHWHES, work and injuries, I've been way too inactive around here, so forgive me this. ily. Tight Hug 

I claim no ownership of the characters used in this piece. All rights to Supernatural belong to the creator, Eric Kripke, as well as Warner Bros. Television and Productions.

Loading...

Because I'm wondering how many people follow my stories on dA - are you following me for fanfics? 

86%
6 deviants said Nope, I followed you before you started posting fics
14%
1 deviant said Yes, here for the writing

deviantID

kuri-osity's Profile Picture
kuri-osity
Kris
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
Eclectic to a fault
laid back
wanderlust victim

:tea:


Art's been a fun past time on and off over the years, but I'm very much an amateur. dA has been my first experience with publicly sharing anything I've made, and so far the good has outweighed anything I'm not a fan of. :dalove:



If you do happen to peek at my gallery and feel inspired to leave a comment..


Support Honest Critique by JDiPierro Critique Me PLEASE by StampsByNeekko I Support Honest Critique by querulousArtisan


---


Requests Closed Stamp by xMandaChanStampsx
From time to time, when inspiration is low, I'll offer requests or trades to kickstart my motivation. I won't create a waiting list if my limit is already reached, because I don't know how often I'll be doing these for free. Sorry!

Comments


Add a Comment:
 
:iconpoppun:
Poppun Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
Happy Slightly Delayed Birthday!
Reply
:iconkuri-osity:
kuri-osity Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much, dear! :glomp:
Reply
:iconbirthdays:
birthdays Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
:woohoo: :party: :iconcakelickplz: !!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! :iconcakelickplz: :party: :woohoo:

It's September 7th which means it's that time of the year again and your special day is here! We hope you have an awesome day with lots of birthday fun, gifts, happiness and most definitely, lots of cake! Here's to another year!

Many well wishes and love from your friendly birthdays team :love:

---
Birthdays Team
This birthday greeting was brought to you by: KoudelkaW
Reply
:iconkuri-osity:
kuri-osity Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! :love:
Reply
:iconjasperinity:
Jasperinity Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
Happy birthday! :D
Reply
:iconkuri-osity:
kuri-osity Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:la::iconthankyoububble:
Reply
:iconjasperinity:
Jasperinity Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
You're welcome! :3
Reply
:iconwreck-itralph:
Wreck-ItRalph Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconfaggedblackplz::iconfaggedblackplz::iconfaggedblackplz::iconfaggedblackplz::iconfaggedblackplz::iconfaggedblackplz::iconfaggedblackplz::iconfaggedblackplz::iconfaggedblackplz::iconfaggedblackplz::iconfaggedblackplz:
     :iconthecakeisalieplz:    :iconballoonsplz:  :iconletter-hplz: :iconletter-aplz: :iconletter-pplz: :iconletter-pplz: :iconletter-yplz:  :iconballoonsplz2:   :iconthecakeisalieplz:
     :party: :iconletter-bplz: :iconletter-iplz: :iconletter-rplz: :iconletter-tplz: :iconletter-hplz: :iconletter-dplz: :iconletter-aplz: :iconletter-yplz: :party:
:iconhappybirthdaysignplz: :iconpresentplz::iconbonklers::iconpineappletardplz::iconbummiesplz::iconlaplayplz::iconladrumplz::iconlabeatplz::iconballoonplz::iconpresentplz: :iconhappybirthday2plz:
:iconfaggedblackplz::iconfaggedblackplz::iconfaggedblackplz::iconfaggedblackplz::iconfaggedblackplz::iconfaggedblackplz::iconfaggedblackplz::iconfaggedblackplz::iconfaggedblackplz::iconfaggedblackplz::iconfaggedblackplz:
Reply
:iconkuri-osity:
kuri-osity Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconthankyouheartsplz:  Thanks for the glitzy bday wishes! 
Reply
:iconthesignmaker:
TheSignmaker Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
Happy Birthday Kris, :iconbirthdaycakeplz:

Have a great day and a super year! :iconsweethugplz:
Reply
Add a Comment: