I was talking with some digital artists the other day and heard something that’s come up time and again that still confuses me. Paraphrase:
“I don’t ever use the smudge or blend tools because it’s not real. I blend everything by color selection and opacity change.” Smug voice. “How is the blend tool any different than using a soft long bristled brush to feather a wet blend in real media?” Me. “…huh.”
Which started off a very interesting tangent on the prejudice of digital art within the digital art community.