DIGITAL PAINTING


Somehow I totally missed last Friday. It was almost like I didn't realize it was Friday until Saturday morning. But that seems to have been the story of my week. I've been confused, forgotten things and just plain exhausted. This is always such a difficult time of the year for me. Threats of winter is somehow much worse than actual winter.

At least it's a time of the year where I can spend time on the computer without feeling too guilty. I've been away from my portraits for a while and that seems to have renewed my inspiration. So much so that I even this week attempted painting a few of them.
I am still struggling to get it right. It's a dilemma for sure. I'd rather be drawing digitally but painting with real colors. So I know I need to practice drawing with an actual pencil and painting digitally.
I think it's a combo of hair and shadows in general that is causing me the most problems. The hair usually looks too flat - like a color block so this week I've been playing a bit with blurring it and therefore achieving a softer look. That inspired the retro look of these two.

Not exactly satisfied but I'm still amazed at how far I've come this year alone. Just goes to show what you can achieve if you really want it. A lesson I could use in other aspects of my life.

This post will be linked up to Paint Party Friday, Art Journal Every Day and Kim Dellow's Show your face.

Comments

  1. The portraits are wonderful. Enjoy autumn! Hugs, Valerie

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  2. I think you are doing marvelously! We artists are way to hard on ourselves, you know. You are such a talented artist, and I love your artwork!

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  3. What wonderful portraits. I love the one of Mary especially.

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  4. I am always in awe of your talent. You are very critical of yourself, but your work is outstanding. I missed visiting your blog last time. xx

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  5. I don't see a thing wrong with it. I love the blurring. It's fantastic! It reminds me of the Orton Effect.

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  6. Digital is the bane of my existence. I think you are doing very well!

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  7. Matthew Mc is one of my favourite actors and you have captured him beautifully

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  8. Fantastic digital portraits!
    Artrage is fabulous software but I struggle to get the brushes to work like a real brush.
    I love your artwork.
    Gill x

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  9. Very fabulous portrait. I have never attempted digital art!! I love your results.

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  10. I agree these are fabulous.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  11. Stunning work...so much talent here! Love it!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  12. Oh my goodness! Your struggling in digital looks amazing to me! Thank you for linking up to Show Your Face and for the shout out too. Kx

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