|JIM McDOWELL stage 1|
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
This is the beginning of a digital painting of my wonderful friend, Jim, who passed away this year from cancer. Working on this brings back warm memories and is very therapeutic. It is going to take a lot more time than the other pieces I have done so far because it is more complicated. I am experimenting with layers. This one is expanding on my working knowledge of different brushes, opacities, saving colors, how to hold the stylus etc. I was very frustrated at one point because I couldn't get the stylus Pencil to make a mark on the tablet. I kept rechecking the settings and tried all sorts of changes. I finally figured out I wasn't holding the stylus at the correct angle. These devices are amazing but require one to spend some quality time acquiring some mastery. Learning is always fun. I don't think I will run out of opportunities for learning anytime soon.
When I am satisfied with the results, I will send the digital file to his daughter. They can then print out copies for any family member they wish.
Posted by Myrna Wacknov at 12:09 AM