While working on Janes colouring exercise yesterday my friends decided to point out that I'm very messy when I colour on the computer (which i already knew) and mentioned that i do too much computer drawings and should go back to doing hand drawn stuff on paper.
This sparked a thought in me (WHOAH!)
If i use my wacom to do my stuff on teh computer, should that still be considered hand drawn artwork?
I believe it should be. Even though it's going onto the computer, the actual drawing is being done by my hands. I still have to sit down and physically hold my pen and make my hands move in order to draw my artwork, the only difference is that it comes up on a computer screen instead of on a piece of paper. I personally have nothing against traditional artists or working on paper, in fact I enjoy doing full scale tonal drawings with my pencils. It's just that if I had the choice between digital and traditional, I'd choose digital because it just works for me.
What does my fellow animators think? Is a digital artwork that has been done with a wacom hand drawn or is it just plain digital?