Journal

Traditional Painting / Digital Painting

These are just a few thoughts and personal opinions concerning this subject, mainly because a lot of sites which can show your work seem to put a lot of emphasis on the difference or acceptance of the two types of painting.
As a once traditional painter using oils, canvasses, paper and unfortunately for me the awful smell of turpentine in the air, the splatter of paint against your cheek, the paint staining your fingertips, and then applying myself to the technicalities and disciplines required for digital painting I am constantly bemused by this subject
In my opinion, digital painting is just taking traditional techniques that little bit further, without being restricted to for me the messiness. I believe that accomplished artists are the individuals that can develop the same idea both tra…

Basic explanation of my hand painted digital oils.

Basic explanation of my hand painted digital oils….…

To create a painting I normally start with a digital photo which I have taken. If necessary I will alter the photo to suit, i.e. may change the sky, add more people, and delete items I do not want in the painting. I usually use Photoshop for this part.
When the photo now represents what I want to paint, it is ready to be loaded into ArtRage as a reference image pinned to my blank canvas.
Paper size and texture is then set up. The parameters for brush size texture of paint, thinners levels are set to a starting point which suits what I am to paint.
As I progress with the painting these are also modified, just as you would with traditional oil paint.
My photo is now added as reference image. From this point I have various methods I use for my

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