I'm creating this topic because I'm mad and this subforum is empty and unactive.
My problem is, that I bought a Wacom tablet 2 years ago. I was suuuper hyped about making stuff digitally, and at first it was really ok, I had fun with it, and maybe I had no idea what I'm doing, but I understood that because I was new to all this stuff. Then I lost any interest in art and stopped using this tablet. And here I'm back. I came back to art about 8 months ago, was using mostly pencil and about 4 months ago I started making stuff digitally again hoping that I will get the basics with time. BUT NO. I STILL CAN'T DO ANYTHING! :C
And there is the problem - I see some progress through these 2 years in drawing with pencil, but digitally I get frustrated and angry very fast, also I suck like I did on the beginning, nothing changed. I often don't know what to do next when I'm painting. I get stuck quickly and have no idea what should I add next to the image. I suppose it's because I've NEVER painted traditionally, I haven't got any basics of it. I really hate this way to make stuff. I never liked paints and brushes, it was always horrible experience because I was always loosing way more time on mixing colors and cleaning everything up than on painting. But painting digitally is different, I just choose color and boom, everything's on canvas, voila. When I'm plugging in my tablet I feel super excited. After 20 minutes I start to get annoyed. 20 minutes more and I must have closed window because it could be unsafe for little Bamboo.
So the question is - is there any way to learn to be good digital artist without any basics of traditional painitng?