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Photoshop. For a while I tried using Corel Paint that came with the purchase of the tablet but you know how it is. If you've been using certain software for a certain period, it's really hard to make that jump.

Sorry if misunderstood, but do you paint as well? If so, I'd be interested in seeing some of your stuff.

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24 minutes ago, Vitogh said:

Photoshop. For a while I tried using Corel Paint that came with the purchase of the tablet but you know how it is. If you've been using certain software for a certain period, it's really hard to make that jump.

Sorry if misunderstood, but do you paint as well? If so, I'd be interested in seeing some of your stuff.

Nice. I'm a long-time Photoshop user myself. I use the software for logo and t-shirt design, drawing, reference photo composites, and getting photos of my paintings ready for print. I haven't done more than dabble with it as far as digital painting goes though.

I paint with oils. I'd like to try switching to acrylics, but I'm not ready to do that on a commissioned illustration yet and I just can't make time for anything else, plus at this point the entire way I think about building a painting is through oils. I'd have a lot to unlearn. I have a thread for my art in the "Promote Yourself" section:

 

 

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18 hours ago, Vitogh said:

Those are really good.

I paint a bit as well, digitally. Mostly for hobby, although I do an occasional commission here and there.
Similar to Sketchosoph, my stuff is also in the realm of fantasy and sci-fi.

 

 

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great quality. the first one would be great album cover. 

 i reluctantly do painting. i painted my dad a fathers day card yesterday, doned it as we say at work 😁. abstract black and white. took while to come up with the concept. drawing it with acrylics was quick. my wife asked if  i was going to add colour. i just said its done. is that a skill for painting. knowing when to stop? 

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Thanks for the kind words, mate. Really appreciate it!

And I totally agree with your thought about knowing when to stop painting is a skill. In a way I feel that's a skill at everything creative. Same with writing a song for example. When is it done? What if I used another chord there? Is the mix good enough to call it final? It can quickly become a never ending process. With time I think we get better at these, so called, judgment calls.

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On 5/31/2021 at 11:34 AM, Vitogh said:

Thanks for the kind words, mate. Really appreciate it!

And I totally agree with your thought about knowing when to stop painting is a skill. In a way I feel that's a skill at everything creative. Same with writing a song for example. When is it done? What if I used another chord there? Is the mix good enough to call it final? It can quickly become a never ending process. With time I think we get better at these, so called, judgment calls.

there outstanding work bud. no one can take it away from you. 👍 you just got to remember the good stuff. sometimes feels like everyones a critic these days. 😫

yeah its a skill knowing when to stop drawing, i find effective planning can help avoid this, that must be case for your work

re doing art professionally, is having a good agent a game changer, my cousin has good agent and hes always got loads of freelance photographer work, and my other cousin has no agent so hes struggling with bad clients 

 

 

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