I'm trying a painting according your tutorial. Now I find it nerve racking to constantly switch between the photo and the painting. Maybe because I'm new at it, but I do it all the time. Any tips there? (I only got one screen nor can I afford another)
Well, I put the photo NEXT to the painting, which you can do with just one monitor.
Your view of the painting and photo might be quite thin if you have a smaller monitor, but flipping between them is not necessary (or recommended). The first image in the tutorial shows how I put one next to the other pretty nicely.
I am absolutely DYING to do some digital paintings, but I don't have my own tablet to do it on, or the program to run it. :/ I am determined to try this! I just dint know how the hell I'm gonna get it together.
I'm a complete newbie to photoshop and this question is probably really stupid, but I can't find the opaque acrylic brush, nor the 'just add water' brush >.< Do you download them? Or make them from scratch? Sorry, it's probably a really dumb question ~.~
I used TwistedBrush to follow the tutorial here [link] so I *think* it translated well to it \o/ I couldn't find an approximate brush or effect for the hair part, but...I'm not actually sure how the brush works.
I've just started experimenting with painting (again) and am trying a method similar to this - except my hands shake from a medical condition. I'll keep trying, and hopefully your tutorial will help me along. Thank you for posting it.
I've been having the moral problem with feeling like I'm "cheating," but I definitely need the extra help with drawing realism. I figure I can let go of the handlebars when I get some more experience and such.
I'm a bit curious, I do the same thing (using an eyedropper to select the color) and I always feel guilty because I feel like I'm cheating. I don't trace the image or anything like that, though. What is your opinion on this?
Well, I think it's something every artist has to gauge for themselves. Personally, I don't see it as cheating at all. I think using guides on paintings and sampling colour is just the same as using a life model, or using a ruler. It's just something to help you along. If you want to use those helpers, that's cool. If you want to try painting without that kind of help, that's cool too. I'm coming to a point where I feel like I want to let go of the handlebars for a minute and try painting without a sampled palette or maybe even no guidelines, and that's pretty exciting. But I'd never feel any shame in going back to those helpers, and I'd never look down on any artist who never wanted to get away from them.
Thanks to you and this tutorial, I've embraced digital realism, which I have been afraid to try for quite some time. Here's my first work [link] Although I used SAI, so the tools are different. But I still like how it turned out^w^
Couldn't have done it without this bit of amazingness! Thanks again~