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Filpped Lecture – Digital Drawing

I have never done any digital drawing, so the flipped lecture was interesting to examine it from a perspective with no prior knowledge to digital drawing.

The first point I found really interesting in the flipped lecture was the differences between Raster and Vector drawings. It is interesting that Vector drawings, which are ‘clean and precise’, can look inhuman. This is one issue with Vector drawings, however there are also issues when it comes to Raster drawings as well.

Raster drawings seem to work much more closely to hand drawn images, replicating hand drawing. The idea is that, from what I gathered in the flipped lecture, as a result of the pressure you use it translates into a series of pixels, giving it a much more hand drawn look. This ‘hand-drawn’ look is an interesting concept and one I am interested in looking at myself.

From information I have found online, some of the pros and cons of Vector drawings include:

Pros:

  • Infinitely scalable: this means the image can be scaled as much as you want without the image losing quality.
  • Smaller file size

Cons:

  • Limited effects: Vector images cannot use certain effects such as blurring.

As far as the pros and cons of Raster drawings go, some of these include:

Pro:

  • Precise editing: all the individual pixels can be manipulated and edited
  • A less steep learning curve compared to Vector drawing

Con:

  • Blurry when enlarged

From the research I have conducted into the two different digital drawing styles, I can say that when deciding whether to use Raster or Vector drawing it all depends on what type of drawing you do and what type of effect you wish to achieve.

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