(Portrait Paint Over Tutorial )
I obviously was not typing in the exact ‘wording’ for the correct tutorial. I was unaware (along with everyone I have mentioned it too) that “Digital Painting” is NOT the same as “Digitally Painting Over”.
Who would have thought? (ugh…word play…) I have NOT done any work since this new art i want to learn has entered my mind, and now that I have finally found what I’m looking for it is going to take time to get it down pat and tweak it to my liking. I am going to try to fit in a manipulation or two while I am learning though.
About two weeks ago before I was completely immersed in learning how to “paint over”- I was aimlessly practicing a very minimal painting effect. I created the first piece below named “The Eye Of The Dragon”. I am not any where perfect yet and I have noted that to all of my followers and on this blog, but this piece makes me feel like progress in the right direction is definitely being made. I realized half way through that the woman and the dragon took too much of the left side up so I had to actually create a dragon tail from scratch (drawing has never been a friend of mine–I am horrible at drawing ) and then paint on scales and everything else to make it look like it belonged to the dragon. I guess the real opinion of the art lies in you.
I of course am my own worse critic and felt like the tail looked a little misplaced so I added a lot of shadow to that area of the picture, but all in all I guess its pretty good for only my 10th or 11th photo manipulation. I feel that this is definitely where my calling is. I will still continue my photography, but I will have more fun manipulating it afterwards i’m sure…:D Hope everyone has a good weekend and I truly appreciate you reading!
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“The Eye Of The Dragon”