I began painting digitally with my mouse and found it most constraining.
I later acquired a Wacom Pen and was then able to manipulate the electronic brush as freely as I could with an ordinary brush.
Digital painting is much more time consuming but in the long run, may be everlasting.
Traditional artists worry about their works and permanence 100 years from now.
I wonder how it will compare with my digital ' pixels' in the next millenium.