Actually, many digital artist just cannot draw and still do very well. It is personal preference which way you choose (traditional fundamentals or solo digital impressions). It is great you like the oldschool way too.
Oh yeah talk about it. I could get pretty worked up over this topic so I won't even start Lets just say that I find it sad that so many of those artists are painfully overrated and people don't even see it... You can actually see good marksmaking and drawing from speedpaintings as well.
I totally agree and I am sure we have the same feeling about artist who are big because of technology and photoshop. They found themself in good place in the market. But there is a place for all of us with individual style! I guess the division between digital and traditional is important only to those, who actually draw, not viewers. It is a matter of years of looking at drawings and judging when somebody has really trained line and when not. Damn, that's really long subject to talk about. That would require a bigger beer I guess. Let me ask where do you live by the way?
haha right! I guess its better to leave the subject alone. I just feel artists should go about training their basics and start by learning how to draw instead to paint right away. Because no matter how good your lighting skills are, if your line quality sucks, the entire painting looks crap. I live in Germany