Either I made it up in my head or someone told me ages ago or I read it ages ago I am not sure but for some reason I have the idea in my head that when LEARNING art you should, at the beginning, avoid photoshopshop in favour of pencils. However if this is true I can’t figure out why (as long as one knows photoshop pretty well and so is not having two learn two things at the same time)
So is this true and if so why?
The idea of doing a study would be to try and achieve a perfect copy (at least when doing that particular type of exercise!) But at the beginning its really difficult, there might be alot of rubbing out and generally making a mess, at least for me but with photoshop you have an extra element of freedom with layers and easy and clean erasure as well as an undo function. In other words there would be potentially more leeway to adapt until you have got it right. If you are relatively comfortable with a tablet and and fast worker in photoshop I cant seem to figure out what the disadvantage of using it for learning to draw would be.
Would anyone be prepared to separate the facts from the myths who have more experience than me?
FYI I don’t want to avoid pencils all together or anything since I love pencils!