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She 'draws better by hand' but loves the freedom of working digitally after growing up with it

Digital art lets Vancouver's Victoria Sieczka use textures, brushstrokes and colours she wouldn't necessarily have in the physical world.

Digital art gives Victoria Sieczka textures, brushstrokes and colours she wouldn't have in the physical world

“I actually draw way better by hand, which is so funny that I choose digital as my medium. It's just ingrained in me to like it.” 1:04

After growing up in the "digital realm" Victoria Sieczka can't help but be drawn to working digitally. "I actually draw way better by hand, which is so funny that I choose digital as my medium. It's just ingrained in me to like it."

It's not just what she's used to — Sieczka says working digital helps her focus and she loves the flexibility of using different textures, brushstrokes or colours she wouldn't necessarily have in the physical world.

(Victoria Sieczka)

And she thinks that non-artists can't really tell if work is digital or not anyway — nor is it really looked down on the way she feels it used to be. "I don't think a lot of people other than artists can really spot a digital piece, to be honest. I don't really feel like there's a huge stigma around digital work right now."

(Victoria Sieczka)

Ultimately, Sieczka sees so much potential in art made with technology: "It is just the beginning, I think."

Art Minute is a CBC Arts series taking you inside the minds of Canadian artists to hear what makes them tick and the ideas behind their work.

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