What a great idea! Really cool
We shouldn't judge a picture by how is it made. All are different forms of art, aren't they?
I don't buy into this whole "contest" between old and new...
Awesome art regardless.
that's what I thought anyway.
On a less silly note, I don't think either will ever win - there will always be a place for both.
Unless paper and canvas become prohibitively expensive and/or hard to find in the future. Or a machine uprising causes the abandonment of all digital technology.
As for the question, I think that respect of digital will grow as computer savvy generations become art connoisseurs/dealers/teachers. In my experience, when you tell most baby-boomers that you drew something on your computer, they give you a knowing nod, and you can tell that they think you just hit a button on your mouse and the picture was created in a few seconds like when they click a thumbnail in their email. They don't understand the work that goes into quality digital art because they don't understand computers very well, much less a tablet/stylus/photoshop/painter/etc.. For the most part, these people still run the schools and perpetuate the idea that one can't be a successful digital artist without a strong traditional foundation. It's kind of like the idea that a rapper isn't a true rapper until they've done prison time and/or been shot, regardless of talent.
Yes, there are some feats that traditional tools can accomplish that digital can't, but the same can be said of spray paint versus colored pencils. These are tools. Being well-versed with one does not make one well-versed in the other.
Both of them, in my opinion, are the same! Both are great!