Years ago, when I first tried drawing a face from imagination, it was a total failure. It always looked flat and lifeless, as opposed to the portraits I did from a photograph. When I held them up side by side the reason was obvious. The drawing from imagination lacked a certain kind to information.
This is a pet peeve of mine. When someone wants you to do a portrait for them and you tell them that you need a large, close up, clear photo but they give you a 2.5 inch by 3.5 inch blurry photo. I need detail. So what I end up doing is getting it from similar reference material and incorporate it into the painting. This is how I’m adding detail to paintings where none exist. (more…)
When you transition from traditional to digital art things are going to be awkward at first. So to make the change as quickly and painlessly as possible you want to do the things that make the digital tablet feel as close to traditional as possible. (more…)
How to Start a Digital Painting
First of all, hello and welcome I’m glad you decided to stop by. Now, you want to learn how to start a digital painting. To summarize it, my method starts very loosely. I’ll even say it’s a sloppy mess, but that is the very best place to begin because you can only go up from there. (more…)