Happy People

by Eric Pena on September 1, 2006

Finally, I found the time to continue with my artwork last night. “Happy People” I think will be the title of this piece for the Wacom Lifestyle Contest.

I added more paint to the background and let the other people around the composition come into view. I painted some details on the guy on the upper-right using light green colors to contrast with the dark background. I don’t know, but maybe I’ll change some of the colors and play with the values later on when much of the pieces are in place.

I still have a long way to go and this is becoming a challenge for a newbie who wants to learn and do great artwork fast but with very limited time to practice. It took me alomost five hours just to add what I did continuing from my previous work. I had to stop because my hand started to hurt from drawing with the stylus pen. I tried changing the pen pressure by softening the tip feel on my tablet and it worked at the beginning. It began to hurt again when I started painting the details using a smaller brush at a low opacity. Hmm, maybe I’m doing something wrong or I just need to get used to it. Perhaps my fingers will soon grow some muscles!

The good news is that it is now Friday so I can spend more time working until the wee hours in the morning and on weekends. I just have to convince my 10 year old son that I will not be able to play basketball with him so he just have to ride his bike or play with his PS2.

Until the next installment!

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