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What feels more natural to you? 

79%
3,086 deviants said Drawing on paper
15%
582 deviants said Drawing on a drawing tablet (e.g intous)
4%
148 deviants said Drawing on a screen (e.g cintiq)
3%
102 deviants said Other

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Alice-Shinigami Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Paper is always good for a cool drawing and same with the tablet! I have so much fun with both! I have more fun and creativity with paper, but it's so much easier to manipulate things digitally. X3 I really can't say which is more natural. I guess I would have to say paper! There's only one place where I can naturally draw digitally, but it has a lot of glitches, so I'm always wary of using it.
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AkatsukiAmaterasu Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Drawing on paper is more natural but colouring and drawing on tablet is sometimes easier.
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yumiayy Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Drawing on paper feels almost instinctual to me. Drawing on a tablet is fun for experimentation, and sometimes I like the result more, but I generally prefer paper. 
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WolfDreams Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
I love paper<3 

Turn on hard trance song and come back to look at my icon <3 You will thank me later :P 
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:iconjackinthegreen:
Jackinthegreen Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Paper is the most natural to me.  Trying to try with a tablet has been an exercise in frustration.  I would love it if I had a Cintiq or similar.
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:iconormille:
Ormille Featured By Owner 6 days ago   Artist
drawing on tablet, idk but i never really got used to traditional painting and stuff-
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:iconendouhemel:
EndouHemel Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Paper. My art always looks better. I hate that I can take that to digital.
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chemikidd Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Drawing on traditional media feels more natural but I prefer doing 90% of my art digitally. I have a different kind of control on paper so when I can't get a sketch on my tablet I'll do it on paper and then scan it to the program.
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:iconluna-mei:
Luna-Mei Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Student General Artist
Sketching and inking on paper but coloring on a tablet
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:icondefiantheretic:
THE ENTIRE DESK!!! (Teachers hated me) but I have no idea, I know I don't feel comfortable with tablets but I'm fine with paper or screens, I wish I could learn more on digital. But I have no idea where to start looking for one (if someone can recommend me one good for beginners that'd be really appreciated!).
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:iconren-o27:
Ren-o27 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015
tbh paper, I am still a noob to the whole digital drawing thing  
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:icondavidflannery:
DavidFlannery Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
My Wacom tablet feels more natural than it used to, and it's where I want to spend more of my creating-time, but I've probably still got a few thousand hours of practice to go before it edges out paper. :)

Haven't worked with a Cintiq yet, but I can definitely see the appeal, there.
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otakusenpai Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm comfortable with both a tablet and paper when it comes to line art however I'm still getting used to colouring with a tablet.
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Raekia12 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
both tablet and paper, before I would have said paper hands down, but now that I've gotten used to it I tend to want to do way more digi art than traditional
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Ravengirl241 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Does drawing on skin and walls also count? otherwise I'm just getting into digital art with my intous. I tend to doodle on just about everything xD
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Ink-spill Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I picked up drawing on my tablet fairly quickly. It's odd to say, but I actually feel better drawing on the tablet than with paper. It's not that it feels more natural, it's more like I feel more confident with my lines on a tablet, though I'm really not sure why.
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Amadoodles Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015
After many many years of it, I still hate the feeling of drawing on my tablet and always put a piece of plastic over it. I hate the texture
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DestatiDreamXIII Featured By Owner Edited Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Although I have fun drawing with a tablet, I feel more natural drawing on paper, as it's much easier for me to make sketches and such on paper. But for coloring, I overall feel better painting with a tablet. I really enjoy coloring traditionally, but I can't afford enough colors/tools to do anything very interesting. Also it's nice being able to undo/fix things so easily when drawing digitally, as well as having an unlimited color palette :)
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artistang-kamote12 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Professional General Artist
Nothing beats paper! :D
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elizabeth-s Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't use my tablet very often so I really don't have any way to gauge. I mainly draw on paper, though, simply because I can take it everywhere. :)
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:iconutriv:
utriv Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015
Paper always comes first, but my tablet is convienient also.
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:iconriding-lights:
Riding-Lights Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ever since I got a tablet and became used to not looking where i was drawing, drawing on paper became alien
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Otaku-Mom Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Paper. :)
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:iconaakami:
Aakami Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've never been so excited with an object as much as I am with cintiq tablet. First time it felt like it was waiting for me to complete my eyes and arm :heart:
And I suck at drawing at paper :(
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:iconyarami:
Yarami Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Im drawing on an intous mostly all the time but im planning to buy a cintiq
I saw on your tumblr that you are struggling with your cintiq how about now?
Im afraid when i buy one i cant get used to it and all the money is wasted...
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:iconasphaloth:
Asphaloth Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  New member
I cry because of my lack of drawing ability
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:iconqueenjellyfish:
QueenJellyfish Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Student General Artist
Other man! I prefer to draw on beach sand. Hoo Hoo   Lol Jk!! XD 
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NeeNeePapao-o Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Drawing on paper is more natural to me, but drawing on tablet is so much easier to edit things XD
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marosar Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
paper forever <3 xD
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PJatOfan11 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can only draw traditional. I bought a tablet but I can't draw to save my life T^T
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peas12344 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
paper. cardboard. poster board. sidewalk. wood. wall. you name it. anything that I can physically touch. that's when I'm good. I am a traditional art type of person. 
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:iconyunlinger:
Yunlinger Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015
paper
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:icongata-art:
Gata-Art Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Drawing on paper!!!!! 
Drawing on a drawing tablet!! (e.g intous)
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AwkwardAndHappy Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm way faster drawing on paper but it's not as comfortable to me as a tablet... I used to always draw on paper before getting a tablet but since I have one now, the way I draw has changed. 

Now when I draw on paper I'm always subconsciously looking for the undo button and I cant get rid of my weird pencil stroking habit xD
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Roxxia-chan Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Paper and tablets...

I used to have a tablet where I could draw on the screen (like cintiq but way cheaper) and I hated it.
I love using paper because you can just feel the quality and all the different things you can draw with (e.g. pastels, paints, markers, pencils) are so much funnnn
Tablets I'm just used to. And it's easy (coughctrl+zcough)
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:iconortheka:
Ortheka Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
All of them, actually.
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:iconinsanepayne:
Insanepayne Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015
Drawing on skiiiin. Lol jk I don't do that.
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TwilightAlicorn Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I used to love my tablet a lot more than I do now, I just love paper for its texture..
My tablet (Or even the nibs! Don't have chance to try more nibs) just don't give that satisfying texture you feel when you sketch on paper... Gotta love those realistic paper cuts.
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:iconlascas:
Lascas Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015
Does the cintiq work on just any screen?
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XxDeviousOtakuxX Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For me it's tablet. I can never accomplish anything on paper. Always erasing lines and redraws drive me crazy on paper. On the tablet it's just two clicks or easy to adjust a line exactly how you want it. Paint tool sai curve tool is a life savor for me.
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AnRei-Apples Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I would say paper is more natural but I never had that awkward phase where it felt weird drawing on a tablet or a screen. 
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ringonamida Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Student Writer
I'm better/more comfortable with drawing on paper, but only for sketching. If I'm going to paint or color something I drew, I'll usually transfer it from paper to a file in Paint Tool Sai so I can color it. Digital painting is a lot easier for me because hey, there's an undo button. You can't undo painting mistakes on paper, only try to fix them. That's the neat thing about digital coloring~
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CrazyFandomSlut Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Student General Artist
paper then tablet
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AnimeArtist59 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Paper, I have been able to get used to my tablet. But because of the newest driver download, I cant seem to get my Intuos to work in my Windows
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IcyPheonix Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Student General Artist
Paper, though I'm fairly comfortable with my tablet. Like, I picked up how to use it fairly fast. I see a lot of people saying it's hard or difficult to get used to looking at the screen when you draw and not your hand but, I never found that. I got the hang of it pretty fast.
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Pssshhhhht Featured By Owner Edited Mar 13, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Intuos Ftw
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fuegokid Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Student Filmographer
It's most natural to draw on paper, but I have gotten very used to my tablet and there are some things I find easier to do working with it.

My friend let me try her cintiq and I hated it, so the screen is not doing it for me at all.
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Demon-Lord-Kaguya Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Always paper.  I feel I have more control and less screw ups than if I use my drawing tablet.
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leopup13 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Student General Artist
I've never drawn on a screen but I am fairly comfortable with either pencil/paper and a tablet. I haven't touched my tablet for a good two years though so I may be a little rusty with it now XD

I also don't mind drawing with a mouse either sometimes, pixel art is not as easy as people think.
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TakataCheroki Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can roll with any of these; they all feel fairly natural to me.
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