One thing I’d like to learn how to do well is paint in Photoshop. It’s not easy discovering how much you suck at something, but the next step after that is to practice and get better at it. So far, I am at the discovery stage. The great thing about computer painting is the ‘undo’ function, layers, and the eraser...it almost feels like cheating if you have only worked with traditional media. But the thing that takes time getting used to is working with a tablet, instead of your hand and elbow resting on the piece, you are connected by a cord and a screen. The quickest way to overcome this disconnect is to play videogames with a tablet. :)
I tried a face the other day but it is so bad, I’m forcing myself to share it here as motivation to get better:
Today I decided to start small, and do some lips. Depressing, is all I can say. I’ve been watching speedpaints on Youtube and I’m going to look around for some good brush sets. Even with all the ‘cheats’, it still feels easier to work directly on paper at this point. The image I used as reference is up top.
The progress shots. You know you suck at something when your execution is not confident.