George Lucas 2010
I've been so busy lately with several projects and haven't had much of any time for myself. I need to just draw something for myself and have some fun . . . so last night I did a quick sketch of George . . . I liked the light sketch and decided to paint it a bit . . . ended up spending an hour and a half on this . . . I'll probably use this for something and eventually finish it, perhaps with an entire scene or something?
It's amazing what one can do when painting digitally . . . I have grown to really enjoy painting digitally. For years, I didn't really enjoy it much at all, I'd always preferred painting traditionally. And I still would rather paint traditionally, but digital painting has grown on me for a few reasons. It helps that I have developed techniques and ways of painting that make it feel more like traditional painting . . . I could never paint something like this George as fast as I did, using acrylics or oils or watercolors. There's no way. Painting digitally is so easy in comparison. When painting with oils or acrylics you spend way more time mixing your colors and values together . . . also, with acrylics more than oils, the colors always dry a bit darker in value than when you first put them down. You don't need to worry about this when painting digitally. Also, things like softening edges and blending colors is TONS FASTER . . . so being that I paint either traditionally or digitally just about every day, painting something fast digitally is no longer that difficult, depending on my mood and what the subject is.