Not my style, but sure I’ll give it a go #2

I foolishly/recklessly signed up to a ‘one week challenge’ for digital portrait painting, via @paintable.cc . I call this finished for now, if not really finished-finished (luckily, digital paint never dries). Following someone else’s process made me explore some bits of my drawing programmes that I’ve never used before, and it was all very frustrating at times, but good to do.

Tools: Autodesk Sketchbook on a Surface Pro for the sketching and most of the painting parts, and Photoshop with an elderly Wacom tablet on my desktop for the Photoshop finishing and detail parts.

#digitalart #portrait #portraitpainting #oneweekchallenge

Not my style, but sure I’ll give it a go

I’m not much for conferring, but practical workshops . . . yes please.   This year the Photographic Society of New Zealand conference was held in Lower Hutt, a mere 40 minutes drive from where I live.   Along with favourite genres like macro and nature, I took workshops in genres that are definitely off-brand for me.  Specifically, fashion photography, complete with giant soft boxes and carefully posed trained models.   I’m happy with what I managed to snap, and maybe I’ll try that sort of style for real.  Although with faces that have a little more weathering and a lot less makeup.  But having the fancy lighting, that is nice.