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2492 Years [Tradigital COTM Entry]


Author Comments

[About the Piece]: I study traditional chinese painting as well as digital art, so I thought that it would be perfect to combine the two for this month's COTM, focusing more on the harmony of the two elements rather than a clash. The background is done traditionally, on 生宣纸 (Raw Xuan Paper) with calligraphy ink and chinese watercolour paints. The character in the center is drawn digitally. Having the girl paint her own surroundings is also a homage to what i think the future of digital art will be like: Virtual Reality. This is why I put some of the flowers/leaves in her hand to further enhance the illusion.

[Time Taken]: A LOT. Chinese painting takes plenty of patience and effort lol, but I think it's worth it.

[Note]: Chinese Painting was popularized at about 475 BC, around 2492 years ago, hence the name of this piece. Also, the photo I took of the bg piece is quite low res, which made some of the details I drew on the character blurry when I shrunk it to fit the bg. I'll try to update with a higher res image.

WIP: http://i.imgur.com/SdIIQEp.png


I really like this piece, you've done a great job. Especially with making the digital drawing of the girl appear one with traditionally done painting. Getting the balance could be quite difficult. The concept is a great idea and I think you've captured the true essence of this tradigital challenge hand have shown that while there can be harmony between the two.

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Thank you so much!! It means a lot to me :)

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Credits & Info

5.00 / 5.00

Apr 21, 2017
10:44 AM EDT
File Info
633 x 1077 px
1.1 MB

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