Summer Art Challenge Day 20/21 — making art every day!
My studio is topsy turvy. I’ve been moving around furniture, having recently had my dear old treadle sewing machine returned to me after it spent a couple of years visiting a friend. This set off a rubik’s-cube like cascade of moving furniture around in both the bedroom and the studio to accommodate it. Having no free horizontal space, I decided to practice my computer painting skills, which are still rather rudimentary but gradually becoming serviceable — at this point I’d say they’re about on the level of my carpentry skills (I can build bookshelves that don’t fall over). I’ve been wanting to see if I could approximate my watercolour style in Photoshop without using any special brushes or effects, just the round default brush. Here is the result, ta-da! — two evenings’ work colouring the comic that I posted in pen and ink previously, which would have taken me about an hour and a half in watercolour — who ever said computer colouring is faster?!? Anyway, Iris the Art Muse got her wish to get out of the greyscale, at least for a bit.
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