More than 90% of creators in 4 European countries interested in making digital art
By: CELSYS, Inc.
The survey showed that 68.4% of creators already used digital tools, and 22.1% answered that they were interested in drawing digitally - a combined total of more than 90% that were already drawing digitally or would like to.
Digital art remains prevalent post-Covid
The number of respondents who draw using digital equipment has remained almost unchanged from 67.3% in 2020. In 2020, due to the influence of coronavirus, the use of digital equipment jumped 13 points from the previous year, but from this year's survey, it seems that digital art has taken root and is still being used. Looking at the results by age group, 70.5% of teenage creators use digital equipment. The group with the lowest adoption is the 40s age group, but still sits at 65.0%, a difference of only 5 points, indicating little difference between generations.
By gender, 76.1% of men use digital equipment; 15 points higher than women. There are also differences between countries, with a 20.8-point gap between Germany, with the highest adoption of digital equipment, and France, with the lowest.
More than 70% own a computer
The survey asked about which devices creators own. More than 70% of creators answered that they have access to a computer, and only 3.1% answered that they do not own any equipment.
Drawing on smartphones
In addition to dedicated drawing equipment such as display tablets, digital painting is also possible on tablets and smartphones in recent years. When asked what parts of their process they did on smartphones, creators answered that they edited images for posting online, made notes, drew sketches, added to photos, or created videos and animations. 16.7% of respondents answered they draw illustrations completely on their smartphones from start to finish.
High interest in trying digital art
The survey also asked creators who don't draw digitally about their reasons and their feelings about trying digital art in the future. More than half answered that they do not have equipment, do not know how to do it, or that digital art costs money. While it seems that there are some reasons that cannot be overcome just by owning equipment, about 70% of creators answered that they would like to try digital art in the future. Combined with the creators who already make art digitally, this totals 90% of creators with a positive approach to digital art.