Manipulating photographically acquired pixels is a fine and useful pastime. However, this week a Photoshop paper (part of a photography course) made me take up a digital paintbrush and actually paint with it for the first time in a long long while. Satisfying, and an effective way to encourage time to vanish down deep rabbit holes. Did I really spend half an afternoon trying to figure out a vaguely plausible ‘crying’ effect? Oh yes.
Shoutout to the ever helpful Obsidian Dawn (aka Stephanie Shimerdla), whose skin texture brushes and matching tutorial was a especially useful resource among the many useful resources out there.