What We have done with CAD:
Left Handed Drawing
Scanned Own Images
Worked Directly Onto Images
What we have done With Hand Drawing:
Drawn from Sculptures
Scale – Large/Small
Quick to use tools
Limited scale – other than when printing
Feel of different materials
More types of paper
Harder to remove mistakes
Overall, i feel that they both have their place because they serve different purposes; however, although i do, rather surprisingly, like using CAD, i do infact prefer hand drawing because it is portable and you can do it where ever you are. I also prefer it because you can physically change the scale that you are working at, whereas, with CAD, you are restricted and can only really change it when it comes to printing your work.
Both of the techniques produce fantastic outcomes and when combined the look incredible because it adds so many layers to a piece of work. The difference between the two techniques is remarkable. If you take the same image and recreate it in both of the methods, then the outcome is always different. For example
This is the section of the sculpture of which i chose to draw from.
Before using Photoshop, i drew the image by hand, combing both graphite and black fine writer to recreate the contrasting colours between the borders and the fragments of what i assume is some sort of glass.
This was produced using Photoshop. Utilising a variety of tools that smudged the brush marks to replicate the shimmer of the actual sculpture.
Having used both techniques, i would quite like to experiment by combining the two methods, by scanning in my hand drawings and working into them on Photoshop, also, drawing into my Photoshop images by hand.