Congratulations to all the winners of the Wacom contest. Although I didn’t get a new Wacom tablet, I feel like a winner myself as I have learned a lot just from joining my first graphic competition.
Today I spent my afternoon painting a human eye. This is my first step towards learning how to draw and paint the human form in general and the human face in particular. This time no more masked figures. The Wacom excersice was a great step to learning basic digital painting using Adobe Photoshop. I learned a lot about blending using a standard brush and the different blend modes, using color schemes, the importance of using multiple layers, saving my work a lot and most of all having the patience to finish my work even though everything looks bad at the beginning.
I thought painting an eye will be “duck soup” compared to my Fiesta Fever piece. Again, patience is a virtue in painting whether traditional or digital. But as long as you love what you’re doing and being passionate about it, then in the end it is indeed duck soup (learned that expression from my boss)!
Thanks to Enalya, one of my favorite CG artists for the great tutorial.