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So this is how this one turned out

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My girl's eye

if HGAR can do it, then I will too

Continuing digital endeavors

So I've discovered a new app. It's called procreate and if you have an ipad and you Iike to draw, you need to buy it. The brush selection is second to none. And in fact this drawing would have been a lot harder without such brushes. Half the time painting this I was just having fun with different brushes seeing what would turn out.

It's a paw(ty) in my mouth!

first digital painting

My sister asked me a few months ago if I could reproduce this painting for our sisters birthday. The original was done by the artist Helen Green and her exceptional work can be found here:

I agreed to do it and began brainstorming how I should proceed. I initially sketched it out on paper to get the bearings and general contour of the painting. However, realizing that I wanted to ultimately paint this and I'm not so good with actual paint I chose to take this into the digital world. Initially I though to do it a medium I'm more comfortable with, vector programs such as ideas, illustrator, Inkscape. But to produce a softer painting I chose photoshop. I still brought my preliminary sketches into a vector environment to vectorize the contour and then compared it to the original for perspective. After a few adjustments I rasterized the contours and brought them into photoshop on the iPad. With my stylus I brushed in v…