http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transformers-fan-art/336220-concubine-swarm.html# Hey guys, in light of Altitron's thread and experiencing a bit of this myself over the years, I figured I'd see what you all thought of this topic. One of the greatest tools for artists to come along since the pencil has been the computer. It's enabled us to speed up processes that would take a LOT of hours before (talk to someone who has had to actually type set for a publication, and then come if you have no clue about this!). Two devices that have came along to aid the artist specifically have been the stylus[+pad] and the scanner. The stylus gives the artist a simulated feeling like the pencil that's ever so familiar and works as a typical mouse would in most cases. A scanner is very helpful as well, as before where an artist would have to white out a mistake (or often scrap a whole illustration altogether), once imported into an art program these mistakes are generally easy to fix. With the advent of technology still comes with it the addition of new things and the loss of some old. Even with scanning an illustration (generally for the use to color it via an art program) comes at the expense of having a physical piece of hand-drawn and colored work. While that's good for spatial concerns, there are still persons out there who really appreciate the work of a fine artist and the physicality of said artwork. Also, there comes with the addition of technology a new skill set to be learned. Personally, I still scan things in for the most part, and color digitally when I work with illustrations. I enjoy the bit of randomness that comes with a line not made by a computer program. There's a raw aspect about it I enjoy. I do really like all of the conveniences that computer art has allowed for us as well. What are your thoughts?