I'm seriously considering getting into art, but I don't know whether I should draw or use a computer, I prefer using my hands, and feel like I would enjoy it far more, but I know it has limitations compared to a computer, especially when it comes to colour & lighting (which I hate/have 0 capability in), as for doing both, I know this probably isn't the case, but I feel as though all the time spent drawing would be pointless if I transitioned. What do?
In short, simply committing(and putting effort) to the act of learning one medium or the other will make you better.
However, I would suggest starting with traditional art. Painting, pencil, charcoal, etc. Why? Digital art has a lot of crutches and pitfalls you can potentially fall into that will hinder your learning; ie, tracing filtering color-picking etc. Irregardless, people can make fantastic art no matter the medium. It is much easier to pick up digital art after learning any traditional medium, than it is vice versa. However, doing one will not stop you from doing the other in the future.
> I prefer using my hands
> I would enjoy it far more
Do what makes you happy.
Pic related- Kieth Thompson draws with pencil and paper then scans it to adds color using a computer
Traditional 100%. If you watch art streams with digital artists, you'll see the biggest pitfall that greatly hinders progress. Ctrl + z.
It fucks your line confidence, and it makes you heavily rely on the crutch of undoing every single thing. Seriously, find a stream right now and watch how many times they redo a single line.