Traditional or Digital for Colour

I often get asked if it is better to colour pictures with the computer or traditionally with paint. The two are the same in my mind, it really depends on how you plan on using the painting when completed. If you will be using it on the internet or a magazine then colouring on the computer is better because you can choose colours that work with the internet. You’ll find traditional media doesn’t show up very well when photographed. If you are giving the picture as a gift or a gallery then traditional media is best. The choice is yours for me I always look at the end use.

About the Author

Bruce Outridge is an art instructor and cartoonist in Canada. He is the creator of the Drawing with Bruce Art Series. More information can be found on his website

About Bruce

Bruce is an artist, author, consultant, and speaker specializing in caricature and cartoons and his presentations are on business, leadership, and creativity. Bruce Outridge Productions offers custom illustration and design services for clients with a special focus in live caricature entertainment. The company is a division of Outridge Enterprises Inc. and you can learn more about Bruce on his website or

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