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What can I do to Fly Again? by Mottenfest What can I do to Fly Again? by Mottenfest
I was told once by this amazing artist

that I’d never be taken seriously if i used ball point pen 
I need to switch to digital

and they’re probably right
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ZeroTheIllemonati Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is super cool ^^ And art can look wonderful no matter what medium you use, it just depends on how you make it work. Honestly your ballpoint pen drawings look wonderful, obviously whoever told you that is just an uneducated dick.
Indiana-Chems Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Student General Artist
I've followed you for a damn long time and I enjoy everything you do. Your digital art is good, but your ballpoint is far more inspired (as cheesy and cliche as that sounds). Do what makes you the happiest and fuck the dude who told you that.
Mottenfest Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
BlackStatic-Kurone Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Student Filmographer
By all means expand your skill set, but don't go dropping your preferred medium just because it isn't as popular. That's like saying a chef should throw out their frying pan and take up woodwork - always good stuff to know when you need it, but who's to say the chef can't make a brilliant cake as well?
Mottenfest Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good analogy, I really like that.
Ra-ooo Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have to say no to this question, and to the artist who told you this, and to AirRaiser down there, no, you should not abandon what you enjoy and have talent in because a handful of loud know-it-alls decided you should.

If you're talking about getting professional employment for your artwork, you should consider developing your digital skills as well, but by no means should digital replace your pen work, or for that matter even feature more than your pen work.

Also that artist is incredibly dumb to say digital when there's a myriad of other traditional media you could excel in, probably with some ease since you're so good with pen already. And traditional work still has just as much merit and respect as it ever did, regardless of how many people will cry that digital art killed it. In the bigger picture it's alive and thriving.
Mottenfest Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Someday i need to buckle down and learn to watercolour better. 

Thanks for the supportive words. :heart: You always leave the nicest and most well thought comments. I feel like I can't give them the responses they deserve, but know i really appreciate them. ;^;
Ra-ooo Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw man you're welcome. There's a lot of stuff you post that I wish I could come up with a response to but never can. I'm really glad what I do figure out to say can mean something to you in a good way.
You're welcome :)
Chelcat Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I say fuck the masses! XD
AirRaiser Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welp least you know when you're wrong
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