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Digital Vs Traditional by JoJoesArt Digital Vs Traditional by JoJoesArt
(I didn't know which category to put it into, so I just took wallpaper ^^ You can download it if you want! :D)

I wanted to make something like this for a very long time! :D This is a comparison of my digital style vs my traditional style.. It is not exactly the same motif, but it's both mermaid realted and they have similar color schemes. I think it is kinda interesting, that my traditional style is much more abstract, while my digital one is rather realistic. ^^

I know, it's hard to compare, as they are really different, but which one do you prefer? My digital or my traditional style? (I wont be sad or disappointed, no matter which one you chose! :D)

It would be really cool, if you did someting like this as well: comparing your digital style to your traditional. Best would be, if you campared two similar pieces. You could even redraw a traditional painting in digital style or vice versa. :) If you come to make such a comparison piece, please put a link in the comments under this painting, because I wanna see it and probably give you a favs# and comment! (Maybe I will even feature the most interesting ones!)

-- Favs and comments are highly appreciated! :heart: --

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drilvy Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015  Student Digital Artist
so digital!
Panthera1985 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! I think both look great but I somehow like the traditional one a little bit more.
IAJackx71 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Each of the art form are in there own rights the best as they have strengths and weaknesses.
If a artist can do traditional (and you can) and is committed to the time needed then great.
The big advantage of digital is speed of work but too much accuracy is not always a good thing.

I like the draw traditionally and paint over or add effect digitally.
will have a go at that challange
eauryale47 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015
I like the detail and style of the digital one better, but I love how unique and effortless the traditional one looks. Both are fab af
Damdadidoo44 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love bothHeart
The digital style kinda looks prettier but the tratitional one seems more unique...
Can't decideDoh! 
Sketch252 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
I definatly like your tradisional better, that's because I really don't like the digital one its not that pretty, I like digital and I think you could if you worked on it make the other one in digital!!
Ellofayne Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I definitely prefer the traditional one! The blues and red contrast much more, and I love all of the intricate white pen work you have done. I feel like it is much more interesting to look at :D
ImHuntingWabbitz96 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ReloyOfficial Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Traditional, the best.
juriTanaka Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Traditional, is best for me because traditonal artists haven't CTRL+Z
MarcGo26 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Argh,both look so brilliant that I can't choose one of them! :omg:

This is exquisite! :iconthumbsupplz: :)
zartist-the-artist Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks brilliant... 
dawnflower8 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Student General Artist
They both are amazing but I like the style of the digital one more...
Keyoyia Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I always wonder about the pros and cons of digital v. traditional work. Doesn't help that I'm biased because all of the work I do is traditional! I try to do digital work but it hurts my eyes and I just don't get how comfortable everyone else is with the drawing pad and all of that.

You do both well!
virnagray Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist


But they are both beautiful!!!

AellaTerra Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
I realy like both :) realy briljant art work. also love the choice of colours
Panthera181 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They're both so amazing but I have to say the traditional is the best
OfLeafandLimb Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
Traditional. No question.
DanielHosmer Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013   Traditional Artist
These are both awesome, but since you asked, I'd have to say I prefer your traditional style, its very inviting to the eye
LamiaHearts Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
Your traditional style is simply stunning!
EnlightenedEnigma Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Traditional all the way!!!!
ErickBurgos Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
your works, Digital And Traditional :D
marxmade Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
traditional !!!!!
miss-otaku-kalie Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
blueberryRocket Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
traditional all the way!!!! <3
affis Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
I like the first image much!!!
CymbalCow Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Digital!!! I love how vibrant the picture is with all the details and everything. It's just so complete!
The traditional piece (to me at least) feels very... empty, I guess.
I love them both though!!! You're amazing!!! <3
RiverStarMontenegro Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Go go traditional!
QueenJessika Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Is this photoshop? also do you use a tablet? btw this is amazing!!
Fireflys-Drawing Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I prefer your digital style, but the two are ... awesome *-* I juste prefer the ambiance in the digital ^^
jarzseald Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
wow! let me borrow this!!! ill qoute it as "goodbye Diablo 3, welcome back photoshop!" hehehehehe pls? :)
RacktheJipper Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I actually prefer the traditional piece. They are both stunning, and simply beautiful to look at, but the traditional piece is less complicated. In the digital piece there's almost too much detail, her face is lovely and the simple, all the attention goes to the eyes and it's eerie at first glance, but after looking away from the eyes there's to much detail to know where to look. It is offset by the easy background, but it still feels chaotic.

In the traditional piece, once again the focus goes right to her eyes, but everything, the details just flows outward like water. It's an amazing affect, she looks like she belongs to the water, like some creature you see in the corner of your eye and vanishes when you turn to look. Maybe it's just me, but I can see a lot more of your talent in the traditional piece, and it looks like you spent longer on her with every line and curl just so to gain the wave like effect.
ounmaskedo Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
they seem like two diffrent people completely...
APersonalCharm Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Artist
I'm so surprised at how many people commented "traditional"! I prefer the digital by far; it looks so much more professional to me :) Aber naja~ Mich würde interessieren, mit welchem du lieber arbeitest! (Ich nehme an, dass du lieber digital arbeitest, da du wenig traditionelles in deiner Galerie hast ;))
AntigoneBlack Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
MarieDubois Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
They both are very lovely...But personally I liked the traditional art a bit better. It is just so...mysterious...
DarkSecretPlace Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The traditional one, and she is beautiful!!
Skizzenbuch94 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
They both are amazing, but I think i love the traditional one the most, just because I can't believe it's traditional art... How can you do that?!
cande64 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think both are amazing but im always more inclined to the traditonal, theres an electricity to the traditional that draws you to it and i dont think digital can reflect that same feel to it.
xxglameow Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
IfUSayBiteMeIWill Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't decide; they're both equally beautiful. :iconforevercryplz: I like both the styles too. They're almost completely different, but they're both marvelous.
MonMonNom Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your traditional is sooo beautiful! they're both gorgeous but i like that one more
Melmee Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
Hmmm.. actually, I prefer the traditional one, in this instance ^^
Though I think.. usually I like your digital more :meow:
itsuyaya Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Not bad, either way. Either would be a cool piece to own.
cilestv Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i am generally the opposite
JarrettOnions Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
stick to digital...
MqvzaAndGx Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I prefer your traditional pieces as they are less detailed which I really like. But to be perfectly honest I don't really like the traditional one here (I'm so sorry, because most of your art is stunning I just don't really like her face) so between those two, I find the digital to be the prettiest (:
ArtByEdyn Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I thought this was an interesting challenge do I did it [link] It was a really good exercise!
WOLFAL Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Baelfin Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Student Interface Designer
I quite like the slightly abstract traditional style better
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