Saturday, September 27, 2008
I was messing around with a new brush today and I did this sketch as a test in Photoshop. I was oil painting last weekend with some of my friends and the experience left me a little disappointed with my current equivalent of a chisel-tip brush in my digital work. The stroke was too pure and without variation, so the strokes felt at worst "digital" and at best like a quick gouache job, which would be fine, but I was shooting for a more oily look. Many people I respect love Painter, but I just can't get into it, so I have spent time trying to mod my Photoshop brushes in a way that I feel works for me. This guy is the result of a few tweaks to my new chisel brush. The image was really just a doodle, but I sort of like the result. I may take this to a more finished state...but I have a lot of catching up to do on old stuff.