Preview of Digital Painting!

PreviewThis is the first non-review post. I created this blog for two things: books and art. Well,¬†it’s time for the second!

I’m currently trying to teach myself how to digitally paint. I’ve started on a portrait of a friend – that’s the preview you can see to the left.

I’m currently stalled on the hair and the shirt. I just can’t get them to look like they should. Plus, I really want to add more definition to her facial features and detail in general. Unfortunately, I’m using an iphone photo for reference, so I’m trying to figure out where the detail¬†should be.

It’s trying, but I’ll have plenty more time now that summer’s here.

I also want to experiment some with other softwares this summer. I’m planning on downloading trials of Corel Light and Paint Tool Sai and messing around some with those. I’m currently using Photoshop, and while it can do digital painting, it’s not geared towards it like some other programs. In all likelihood, I’ll continue to use it in combination with any other software.