Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Landscape Painting... Digital Style

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This is not a new piece by any means, but it is a favorite. I painted this in Photoshop back in 2004 as just a practice piece to try to better my digital painting skills. I was pretty happy with how this turned out and I remember really getting into the zone while painting it.

Painting digitally is different than painting in oils, but there are also lots of similarities. For instance, when painting digitally I use a wacom tablet and (as in oils) start off with large brushes, then work my way down in size as needed. And there is a flow to both that seems to escape acrylics. It seems the digital painting has helped the oil painting and vice versa, of course.


Anonymous said...

Jeff, whats the starting point with a work like this - a photo yeah? Do you ever print these onto canvas?

Jeff said...

Hey James! Yep, for this one I painted from a photograph. I've never gone the canvas printing route, no. It might be something to consider for some things. I print some of my pieces as limited ed. prints and use a heavyweight matte paper for those. At some point I would like to maybe try the velvet fine art paper too.