The resurgence in popularity of traditional arts such as drawing is welcome step away from the questionable pieces of conceptual art that became mainstream in the past decade or so. Not that traditional arts hasn’t been essential to the production of art, but nowadays, it seems there are more exhibitions containing drawn, painted, and sculpted art now than at any other point in the past. There has also been an increased interest in the study of art, with more students attending art classes in Sunshine Coast.
Even in this day and age when digital art is the norm, people rekindling the fire of the most fundamental of artistic techniques prove that the great the hold of the digital age in the collective consciousness the more people long for the skill and artistry that goes into making a truly unique one-off piece.
The term traditional arts refer to a method of art that uses the traditional tools of creating artwork, such as pens, clay, brushes, paint, etc. Although traditional arts make use of a different set of techniques altogether than digital arts, the two forms of art are actually related to each other by the same concepts of balance, colour theory, contrast, and harmony.
Computer graphics have evolved immensely in the last few years. Graphic software companies are constantly one-upping each other trying to give artists more capabilities to design and create through new features that enable them to realise their ideas. While digital arts can’t currently provide the same level of texture and volume offered by traditional arts, it does provide artists with totally fresh creative experiences. And digital art constantly evolving, who’s to say can’t match the traditional arts experience down the line?
Are these competing arts?
So is digital arts and traditional arts in conflict with each other? The answer is a big resounding ‘no.’ For the same reason that no one can claim that oil painting conflicts with watercolour drawing just because they both use brushes, traditional arts and digital arts are just different art styles employing different techniques. Just think of digital arts as the natural evolution of traditional arts.
Ready to enjoy art?
Hopefully, this learning about different types of art inspires you to study more about it—maybe even buy an art piece or two for your home or office. If you’re interested to buy art online, you can visit the art and homewares gallery of popular online art sellers in Australia like GoArty.
(The Drawing Renaissance: Digital Illustration vs. Hand-Drawn, NYFA.edu)(Digital vs. drawing on paper, ComicsforBeginners)