This is the first in what I hope will be a series of 12 digital paintings inspired by some gorgeous origami paper. I used Painter X and mainly focused on the Artist’s Oils and Sumi-e brushes. Tonight I finished off her feet and hands and cleaned up some edges. I told @ToddGallina I’d have her done by the 15th, and I squeaked in just under the deadline. I should have him make imaginary deadlines for me more often. I worked on the Cintiq at my new desk and I think I’m going to have to rearrange things a bit, my right arm and shoulder feel really tired even though I only spent about 2 hours on it.
It’s been a while since I’ve posted any real attempts at artwork. Colors! paintings don’t count, not because Colors! isn’t a real app, but because those are more of an attempt just to make myself do some kind of art. Sometimes I get that icky “there’s no way I’ll ever have enough time to devote to being good, so whatever I produce is going to be crap” feeling. It’s horrible. I want to paint, need it so much it’s a physical feeling, but something stops me from starting.
That’s where WTCFF comes in. Thank God I have him around to believe in me. I tell him I’m in a slump, and he plays coach and cheerleader. He reminds me that I paint because I love it, and he gives me an assignment. And he follows up to make sure I’m doing it When I told him I was stuck again, he gave me this assignment: Ender’s Game. The formic queen OR the battle room. GO! Continue Reading →
I finally got brave and entered my first challenge at ImagineFX. It was the October Monthly Challenge, and the theme was “Witchy”. My goal was just to FINISH by the deadline because as everyone can see I am the Queen of Unfinished Paintings™. I did finish, and am about 90% happy with it because as always there are things I’d like to clean up, but I had to make the deadline. Everyone was friendly and helpful, so I feel like it was a success and am going to try one of the Bi-weekly challenges next.
Anyhooooooooo, here’s my image, this one done entirely in Photoshop, I’ll post up all the WIPs later.