I love Phil Hale... *points to Phil Hale desktop* He's a little pretentious (once read a whole article with him speaking about 'the integrity of the line' and not believing in digital art because it's 'cheating') but just the most amazing artist. I love how surreal and yet realistic his work is, and how it always seems to have a story.
Glad you like the silly toast one! And you saw my thought pattern too... scary. XD Thank you for the comment!
Yeah, Hale's good enough that I can let his condescension towards digital just slide on by. I haven't met him, but I've met many of the "biggies" in the Sf/Fantasy/Horror illustration field - am friends with some of them - and Phil's attitude is not uncommon among them -though they do seem to be relaxing their "traditionalist elitism" in recent years.
Toast. Good. (all communications should end with those two words).
*grins* You've met them! Awesome. I'm now astonishingly jealous!
I kindof agree with the whole... elitist of the traditional line thing. Digital art has made it possible for a lot of (possibly otherwise) not very good artists to produce work that is perhaps above their standards, due to fun things like filters and layers and such. There's also something far more rewarding about producing something traditional, which you can actually keep physically around the place and takes up space.
But then, I find both ways of working rewarding and interesting for entirely different reasons. The only reason I'm spending so much time on digital at the moment is that I don't have the space to work traditionally in my little place!
So... now you need to tell me who you've met so I can turn entirely green from top to toe.