ive had adobe photoshop for quite some time now. i started off with cs3 and upgraded to cs5 recently. unfortunately i have no hard experience with painting in photoshop. i try to stay away from the digital look and try to keep it looking traditional; this is where the challenge lies. in order to get a natural look you need to experiment with custom brushes. i have yet to find a custom brush that closely represents a natural hair bristle brush anyways, practice makes perfect and here is an honest try. i did this painting in an hour. i feel its good to time yourself so you try to focus on the big shapes and values.
8.5inx11in still-life, photoshop
- 8.5×11 still-life, photoshop
so the last couple of days have been full of trial and error. i been painting this aluminum water bottle thing and i have finally reached an understanding of its form (as you can see in this image below unfortunately i cannot say the same about the poor little lemon. now the form of the bottle was easy to convey this time around (using horizontal brush strokes instead of the quicker vertical strokes) but i cant yet grasp the form of the lemon. the colors are somewhat satisfactory but i was having trouble figuring out which direction to lay my brush strokes down. also, i read this years edition of “Artist’s and Graphic Designer’s Market” and it made me realize that i cant lose my individuality. so, the grammar, vocabulary, and even spelling in my posts will most likely not be 100% correct, but, its all me
9inx12in oil on panel