I finally got a chance to play around with color schemes this morning using my Autodesk Sketch software. I have mixed feelings about using the computer to do this. I find it a lot easier to manipulate color using watercolor than with this software. And, if I’m creating “handmade” goods, does too much computer use “taint” a handmade piece? Yesterday I got a chance to see the “Storybook Stars” exhibition at the Toledo Museum of Art. Illustrators from the past 50 years were represented. Many of them continue to use tracing paper, charcoal, pen/ink, watercolor and gauche. They are true masters of illustration. But, there are many masters of digital illustration as well. I know a few of them personally. To answer my own question, I don’t think computers “taint” or should even be associated in a negative way. What’s more important is the freedom of the artist. I don’t think I should be constrained by my feelings. I love making things by hand, but I shouldn’t be afraid to hop the fence to sample what’s on the other side.