Monday, 16 January 2012

Digital Painting Study


So...I finally did a digital painting! It's a study of John Singer Sargent's Lady Agnew. I spent about 8 hours on it. 

I've been putting off digital painting for a few years now and have made a bunch of excuses about why I prefer "traditional media"...which was mostly because I just couldn't get the hang of it. Recently I realized that it was because whenever I tried to start a digital painting I would just jump in, with no references or experience and automatically expect myself to churn out a good painting. It hit me that I should treat it like any other medium that I've never used before and therefore I should practice and learn it before expecting to be good at it. With all the other mediums I'm comfortable with, like watercolours, oil painting, acrylic and even coloured pencil, I've spent years training to get to that point.  

So now I'm going to be doing a lot more digital painting studies (especially since I recently injured my tailbone and will be stuck in bed...and therefore will have nothing to do but paint!)   

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