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new media??


I have been experimenting with a new way to draw/paint. The artwork is created through a touch sensitive screen on a computer with photoshop.

The three crocks in a corner window are a current work in process. The sketch was created on location. There are no photo references.

I started drawing using 3 tones:

  • dark brown (shadows)
  • sepia (midtones)
  • light yellow (highlights)

Then I drew the aqua color with a semi-opaque brush, allowing the light/dark contrast of the underpainting come through.

I have been using the rub tool to smear the brush strokes.

It’s a challenge whenever an artist starts a new medium, and this one is no different. I am somewhat familiar with photoshop as a photo editing program. However, I am interested in using it in a similar way to how an artist would use traditional media.

Right now, I want to learn to:

  • create custom brushes that respond to a surface texture
  • create brushes that respond to the color they are applied to (similar to Painter’s smeary brushes)
  • apply textures that look natural

This is new material, so comments/suggestions are greatly apprecaited