You've probably noticed by now from my portfolio that I rarely work in traditional mediums. I haven't always worked this way though, there was a time through the years where I couldn't close my creative gap with traditional mediums and often went months at a time without picking up a pen or pencil. When you find your thing though, it's just so enjoyable it won't be a chore! It was when I first received a Wacom drawing tablet that I found the never ending possibilities of digital art.
The beauty and the beast of traditional is that you really have to hone your skills. You practice, practice, practice until you can draw a semi-straight line or be confident using a permanent medium. The down side? If you mess up with that indian ink there's no going back.
So your pros and cons of digital. If you mess up you're one button away from an undo. It's a great if you don't like a lot of setup like me, you just pull it out, plug it in and voila! No physical mess to clean up and you don't need a big workspace. It's also very portable so you can create on the run with the iPad and Apple Pencil. So what's the down side of digital art you ask? With more options comes more choice. A piece is never really finished. You see all the possibilities and different ways you can go and it's hard to pick just one. Often I find myself going back and refurbishing old line-art, making it into something new. It also feels like it has less value than traditional art because it can be printed over and over and is less physical. It's hard to prove your value as a graphic designer because people assume it's easy or doesn't take long (au contraire).
I'll be the first to admit, even as a digital illustrator, I truly believe there lies more talent in traditional artists because there's so much emphasis on mastering your tools and mediums. Knowing how those watercolours move and swim on your page isn't an easy learn. All and all though, everyone has their talent and they should both be valued, especially if it's what you are drawn to. What do you think? What's your favourite medium?