- Convenience (can undo, save copies at different stages, no setup and cleanup time, already in digital format)
- Cost reduction (no worry for wasting art materials)
And what are the cons of digital painting? Long time ago, I discussed with Wucius Wong on this. Wong suggested two main concerns:
- Lack of physicality
- No tactile feeling of using a brush on paper
As a software developer, there's still things we can do. We'll discuss digital painting tech innovation in our next blog entry.
Ease of change - good or bad thing? 容易修改熟好熟壞？
王無邪 (Wucius Wong) 是少數很關心我們Expresii 開發的傳統畫家，他自己也很早就有用電腦輔助作畫。他說我們用Expresii作畫，太容易修改了！
It's true that in traditional ink painting, it's much harder to make afterthought changes and thus masterpieces don't come by easily. But when it is easy to make changes, one might be trapped to spend too much time keep making changes.
傳統繪畫難修改，所以精品難求。但就純粹作畫者來說，容易修改應該是一個優點。但這‘優點’有時就帶來更多‘麻煩’ -- 就是改來改去，一幅畫拖太長。
When the painting is still there, there's always a temptation to adding a line or a dot to it. I think all artists would do the same thing naturally.
If you're a digital painter, do you find yourself keeping changing little details in your art pieces? For me, for instance, I kept changing details on the hairs in from of the ear, trying to find a look that better represent this old lady: