Monday, July 25, 2011

Fencer 2

I wanted to try a tighter drawing with my opposite hand.  It's still a little shaky but it came out better than I expected. Thanks Jessica Crawford on the previous painting, I changed the lips up a little bit.  They WERE a bit scary. haha

Thanks everyone!

Monday, July 11, 2011

The Digital Fencer

I'm finally understanding digital painting.  I've been working in all sorts of traditional mediums for most of my life so far and switching to Photoshop painting is a bigger change than I expected.  It's when I stopped forcing it to work like I was painting with a paintbrush & water, using the many layer options,etc, and accepted the medium for what it was is when it started to look a whole lot better.  Traditional painting will always be my thing but I can't help but try some digital here and then.  

This is left-handed still.  My right arm is slowly coming back after 3 weeks of OT.  For some reason it's taking longer than usual for it to heal, according to doctors, but I was able to play some Badminton with it yesterday!  I probably shouldn't have but I'm not experiencing any bad repercussions from it so it must mean it's getting a lot better!

Below is the final and a close-up of the head.  And under that is the pencil drawing that I painted over.  
Let me know what you think and if you have any advice for me.