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Thursday
Apr142011

Digital Painting #1

I've been trying to get to something like this for awhile now and I finally had the chance last week to sit down and do my first all digital painting from start to finish. On and off I've spent the past few months researching and reading up on it, watching tutorials, downloading brushes, all in preparation to teach myself how to do this. 

Although I know my way around Photoshop pretty well and that helped out immensely, it was still a slow process as with anything your just starting out with or unfamiliar with. Many times I caught myself worrying more about how I'm painting as opposed to what I was painting. I'm guessing that problem should work itself out in time as I get more familiar with the process and the tools. 

As far as the subject matter goes, yes, I took the easy way out. I painted something fictional and that took out the additional factor of worrying about getting whatever it was I painted to look like what it was supposed to. I thought I'd save that for next time, after I was a bit more comfortable with it.

In addition to all that, this was the first time I really put my tablet through a good work out and found that my 8+ year old tablet is showing it's age and miles. I discovered many dead spots that kept distorting my strokes and made it much harder than it needed to be. So I've tacked a "New Tablet" to my "Need to Buy" list. (I may be opening up for commissions sooner than I thought)

So here it is, my first digital painting. I call it a "Puzard". I guess it's not bad for a first go around but you've got to start somewhere.

 

Later

WM

 

 

 

 

 

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Warren Martineck