would you consider burning and dodging cheating when painting? it obviously doesnt always give the same effect as when you paint it yourself, so why do it? do you use those tools at all?
what about filters? isnt it kind of cheap when people just paint something ‘mediocre’, then apply a filter over it to cover that up?
do some of the cg software’s tools discourage authentic 100% original painting? or am i just insane, and its all just a question of moderation in how we use them?
i understand if the filter is used moderately [sorry for the, um, vast span of my vocabulary] and is just a way of helping certain aspects of the piece, but i dont think the entire piece should depend on the software’s capabilities.
i only use burn/dodge for slight adjustments, set to a very low opacity. i’m still learning how to paint, and still dont know very much about how to colour [mostly because of lack of practice], but i’ve learnt that burn and dodge should not be solely relied upon when painting.
let me know what all you crazy experts think.