Quote Originally Posted by Andrey View Post
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The only difference between digital painting and oil is that it takes a "ctrl+Z" to undo your last stroke. With oil you have to scrape it off, but in the end it's the same thing.
That's so very wrong. It is not the same thing. Maybe it would feel similar if they had a rough canvas surface on the Wacom that yielded to pressure (not the slippery slick "pressure sensitivity" they build in) and if that tablet somehow exuded a substance with viscosity and olfactory stimulants. A stylus stroked across a digital tablet is nothing like true painting, either in execution or result.

In fact, I would suggest that "digital painting" is further away from its parent than is "digital photography."

Sitting at a desk marking a Wacom tablet to make "brushstrokes" on a digital image file in a software program like "Painter" is more akin to sitting at a desk marking a Wacom tablet to make corrections on a digital image file in a software program like "Photoshop."

Getting out of the chair and using your whole body to drum paint into a canvas is totally different experience.

A "digital painting" also lacks facture and that is one of the hallmarks of Painting.

For a good read try James Elkins' "What Painting Is"

Joe