Drawing and painting are some of the oldest art forms in human history. From cave drawings to comic books, we always loved being able to recreate and re-imagine our world with 2D images. And in today’s world, almost everything has made the transition from analogue to digital - even art.
While it may feel less organic at times, the pros of digital sketching are abundant. Clean up and delivery of artwork is easier than ever when you draw directly in the computer. The blessed “undo” feature means you never have to crumple up your paper and start over. For some artists, when used right, digital art is just faster, offering more momentum and speed and a higher quality product.
“When you draw on a paper, you have the maximum control over the medium that you use. There is only the brush or the pen between the artist and the work, nothing “strange”, nothing electronic.” (source)
There are some downsides to creating digital art. Most notably is the inorganic and jerky workflow that comes with digital drawing, sketching and painting. Every time you need to change colors, brush sizes, textures, transparencies and more, you have to stop drawing and adjust your settings via menus and buttons.
Drawing this way removes the artist from the art. The creativity does not flow as smoothly. Instead of just picking up a stylus and beginning to draw, the artist must first learn how to use new digital programs. The artist, whose main purpose in the moment is to create, then must stop here and there and recall binary electronic information, consistently switching left ro right brain and back again in order to marry artistic talent and digital processes.
While the handy stylus fits in the hand like a brush or pencil, it often yields little of the same result on its own. The computer is what creates pressure, width and texture, whereas a real brush or pencil gives you total control over these factors. A stylus simply is not an extension of your hand as a brush is, due to the reliance on menus and buttons to achieve what a simple squeeze of the fingers could normally.
Despite the flaws in the relationship between artist, stylus and computer, digital art is here to stay. In truth, a computer in the hands of a skilled artist can become an incredibly powerful tool. So how do we resolve this disconnect?
It’s called Scriba. What makes it better than a regular run-of-the-mill stylus?
It is ergonomically designed to fit your hand, either right or left.
As opposed to a simple stick like your normal stylus, Scriba has a flexible body that bends with “squeeze-motion” technology, increasing the amount of control you have and igniting the creative experience.
It captures the natural movements and squeezes your hand makes, allowing you to adjust things like brush size the way you would with a normal brush.
It eliminates the need for referring to menus and buttons with haptic feedback, integrating seamlessly with whatever app or program you use to work in real time.
And the icing on the cake: ten times more battery life than any other stylus on the market today.
Eliminate the need for menus and buttons. Keep yourself immersed in your artwork by bringing style to ergonomic design.
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