Why Draw Digitally and Lose Out on Original Art Sales?
Ben Towle (Oyster War) answers the question I asked above at Quora. Artists might choose to work digitally, eliminating potential sales of the original art pages, for the following reasons, according to him:
* It’s faster, allowing the artist to accomplish more work.
* The benefit of page sales might be overestimated, since many originals aren’t in much demand. Purchasers want cool action scenes or splash pages, not the majority of work that gets the storytelling done.
* And here’s the one I found most surprising: you save a lot of money by not buying art supplies, which can add up quickly, from paper to brushes.
As with deciding whether or not to attend conventions, this is a business decision where every artist should weigh costs and benefits for herself.