I laughingly say my art career started in the BC: Before Computer. As time passed working in commercial art, I discovered the wonders of creating and painting digitally. While I still paint, creating and painting in a digital environment means art is easier to fix, adjust, play withing layout is far easier, plus there is not prep of time to set up plus the clean up time of washing brushes and cleaning the mess paint can create.
Below is showing me having fun with an older illustration.
In this first illustration I was playing with the idea of Autumn with rain and sunshine.
Then as I thought of spring with all its rain I thought of the saying: April Showers bring May flowers... the promise of Spring.
But then I thought to take it a step further. After all the beauty of Spring is all its floral beauty. Why not add more Spring flowers and make the bird a bit more visiable.
This is the advantage of creating digitally for me. I can play more, change and revise my illustrations if I want with more ease. Working in Layers in Photoshop beats the expense of layers of tracing paper in figuring out which layout I like the best.
But there is also beauty in painting with the brush.