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[Contest] Art Belongs to No One

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Apr 19, 2017 | 12:15 AM EDT
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"People keep arguing about what 'true art' is. Some say it's fine art and not cartoons. Some say it's traditional art and not digital art. The truth is that they are all art. There is no such art genre that is 'not art'. "But if you zoom into a digital piece, you'll only see pixels!" Well if you look at a traditional piece closely, you'll see pigments. Art is free for anyone to create, no matter what type it is. Art belongs to no one."

My contest entry for Draw with Jazza's "Tradigital" contest! Both traditional art and digital art are included in this (left: traditional, right: digital), along with some editing. I experimented a lot with this, and I'm pretty pleased with how this turned out!

The darkness from both the traditional and digital side represents the arguments of how one medium is better than the other, and the chains represent each medium stubbornly holding on to that belief. The character in the middle represents art, which is imprisoned by these arguments and disharmony, even though it is both made of traditional and digital components. Also, I wanted the traditional side to feel 'older' (hence the metal chain), and the digital side to feel more futuristic (hence the glowy-chains and the pixelated details).

Work in progress:
Time taken: ~8 hours (~3 hours on the traditional bit, ~4 hours on the digital + editing)