When I started out in the fandom about 12 years ago, I saw a lot of good traditional artwork. Traditional in the form of using good old fashioned pencils, paper, colored pencils, markers, ink pens, and just plain drawing by hand.
But now as we get more and more into the 21st century with all sorts of fancy electronic gadgets and software, I see more and more artwork that is done digitally, and less artwork done by traditional methods. Why is this? Is it that people don't want to learn to draw more traditionally because it's too slow, too tedious, lack motivation, or something else? Is drawing things digitally more easier and faster? Have some people got into the mindset of where they want "instant gratification" where they want the electronic devices and software to do all the work for them? Are we losing our artistic skills, our eye/hand coordination, if we let technology do the work for us? How do you think furry artwork will look 2, 5, 10, or even 20 years from now? Will paper, pencils, paints, etc. go the way of the dinosaur and be replaced by more and more digital stuff?