Traditional Art is defined as a style of art that uses "real media". Real media can be anything, from paintings done with oils, to collages made from cut-up magazines. While the definition of Art is always going to be subject to opinion, 'Real Media' does have a few things that digital lacks. The main advantage that real media has, is its ability to be controlled by most of your senses.
With most types of real media, you have a texture that you can feel, paper or canvas under your hand, the stink of acrylic, oil, or the subtle smells of crayon, colored pencil. Many of the film photographers that I know talk often about the smell of the chemicals that they use.
There's nothing quite like the end result, after you've worked, sweat, gotten dirty and covered in paint, clay, charcoal or what have you, to witness art that emerges from the use of your own two hands.
Let's check out some awesome Traditional Art!
Awesome work, Shadows! Thanks for keeping the quality high, and serving as a great example of what one can achieve!
Jun 25th, 2011