Now technology is advancing at such a rate that traditional ways of teaching and learning are not pushing students and teachers to their full potential.- Ben McNeely
I agree to that the traditional way had been slowly replaced by technologies due to it’s convenient but it does not replace any skills nor talents. Both does have it’s own advantage and both needed skills in order to proceed.
Nowadays,there are software like Adobe Photoshop and PaintTool SAI can achieved traditional art style in digital painting.
“Why use traditional painting when you can paint digitally without costing much expenses and time?”
Based on my experience, working in software like I’ve mentioned above is not easy and it is still time consuming even thought it provided undo options and other tools. One must still understand how a tools work and require the general knowledge in painting skills and computer skills. About expenses, do not forget that tablet , computer and software does cost a lot too.
Digital painting is less original than traditional way of painting because we are using brushes that had been provided and the software can help you mix and blend colors with the tools. Other than that, there’s even a method of taking images and paint layer by layer on it to make it into a realistic looks. The result is based on existing image but into your own style that blend in with the rest of your artwork. But even in traditional ways of painting, we are still referencing to the objects to paint it out. So in the end, both traditional and digitally way are still less original.
McNeely.B(n.d.) USING TECHNOLOGY AS A LEARNING TOOL, NOT JUST THE COOL NEW THING, EDUCAUSE. Available at: http://www.educause.edu/research-and-publications/books/educating-net-generation/using-technology-learning-tool-not-just-cool-new-thing