Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Digital vs. Traditional by ForrestImel Digital vs. Traditional by ForrestImel
Who do you think will win? :)
Add a Comment:

Daily Deviation

Given 2013-07-10
Digital vs. Traditional by ~ForrestImel ( Suggested by neznia and Featured by Thiefoworld )
Frik111 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016
Digital-Your powers are weak old man.
Traditional- If you strike me down i shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine.
SpicePrincess Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016  Student General Artist
Both, begrudgingly, and probably after some 4 hour long battle and some ego humbling: But if we work together...we could never be stopped!
Eunyca Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015
dannybits Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015
I really like the idea. It would of been great if you did half of the painting traditionaly and the other half digitaly :D
Jerwan Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Wow , really really cool! Yui Funami (Good Job) [V3] 
pytko3 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
Traditional.I salute you! 
Xelchew Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Student
STop fight ! Both is the best :3
Desheria Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I absolutely love how a canvas is his shield.
l33tn3rdz Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Digital Fighter: You are a Timax watch in a digital age! I brought Art TO ITS MAXIMUM POTENTIAL! I AM THE PERFECT SYSTEM!
Traditional Fighter: The thing about perfection, is that it is unreachable! Yet it is always in front of you! There are some things that a computer cannot do!

Traditional Art will always prevail over computers. Computers can only work with a 1 or a 0. Humans can work with anything.
Also EMP BLAST! Computer gets fried and human remains unharmed. 
delvallejoel Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
The art manifested who's superior? Hmm... Interesting.
Illusions-of-TV Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014

What a great idea! Really cool

Jackson93 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This might become an interesting battle.
Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
Nice XD
Fringecrow Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
Why wasn't this in my favorites already?
kaaslave Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
My money's on Digital. :)
BirdGVee Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wow, this is awesome. Great work and idea.

Though I personally think it isn't a real fight - I work with both traditional and digital and they have their ad- and disadvantages. And with each medium you get out something else and it looks different and IT'S JUST ALL SO AWESOME 8D :iconlawooplz:
SwimAngel7673 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Student General Artist
well, i'm a traditional artist, but one of my best friends is a digital artist and i give him major credit. i couldn't do what he does. both are fantastic forms of art, so though we may fight, we must join forces to fight off this evil called reality. :)
LaCabezaDelCastor Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Cool beans! Cheers!
PsychopathLuxray Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Both are amazing! There are very good traditional paintings and awesome digitals as well!
We shouldn't judge a picture by how is it made. All are different forms of art, aren't they?
Gamerguy495 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
lmfao this is hilarious and perfectly done!
27Lazybug Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Though I prefer traditional, I do give the digital artists some credit for working with such complex programs.
Hedkrakka Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
Traditional. The beard is power.
EtHerBrie Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Just complete each other you two, and you'll undefeatable
:) (Smile) 
meronfeisu Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
stylus knight woops his ass. no doubt.

awesomely inventive
curtsibling Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
To be honest, the two can work together...A stylus is just another art tool.

I don't buy into this whole "contest" between old and new...:)

Awesome art regardless.
brokencreation Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh thats boss XD
hay2u Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
rhyj Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
Well it makes a ton of sense, but the traditional painting is better. You can do much more with tangible paint than you can with digital paint.
BrowncoatMando Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist
Kind of an updated version of Swift's "Battle of the Books"
that's what I thought anyway.
ErrorJones Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this! For me, it shows the absurdity of traditional vs digital debates. Prefer whatever you like, the end justifies (most) means :-)
FANTASMAL7 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dwarf-The-Mighty Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Free-ur-Mind Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
lol nice
AllNamesAreClaimed12 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Digital. I prefer digital because you can fit more details in, erase your mistakes properly, have as much colours as you want and because it's smooth and shiny...also, that paint brush doesn't look very threatening.
SithLordLiisa Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Watercolors might short circuit his high tech suit.
Sparxish Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
Tradigital art!!!
das92 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
esta buenisimo
JDCinNYC Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! And a very unique idea.
Zerosity Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
Even better if half of this was painted traditionally =P
deansbeansarts Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
i love this piece of art its deffrent then the others witch i think is important on devaintart everyone has there styles and all i see is same old same old but then i come across this and think wow that is trully something well done for creating this piece keep up the awsome work
Tradua Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Digital. The age of machines and microtransistors has come.
SeanZeroArts Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Student General Artist
great concept! each has an equal chance!
alphabetsoup314 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The digital guy has pointy weapons. They beat the canvas shield and soft paintbrush.

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.
neznia Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Woohoo!! I'm so glad this got featured, I wanted so badly for it to get spotlighted I had to suggest. xD Congratulations!
I love your work! :iconthefonzplz:
VaissLogus Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
omg this is awseome!!!This is a battle id love to see
Zabesho Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Strong Sellingpont man. I love that.
NightmarishAbandon Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That is a real good question... Start a poll!
Seyton-Grey Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
Pitalia Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013   General Artist
THIS IS SO AWESOME!!! I have to say they both win though, everyone started by drawing on paper and digital was created to somewhat mimic traditional painting. Digital gets pretty cool though :)
duberdurm Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
Well I gotta say digital won in this case, nice work.

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.
Add a Comment:


Submitted on
December 29, 2012
Image Size
1.1 MB


28,937 (4 today)
3,092 (who?)