Salvaging A Failed Painting…

As an artist is always learning at whatever stage of the game, it stands to reason there’ll be a few screwed up pieces of paper and unfinished canvases along the way. This one was almost 5 feet tall when I worked on it, I tried to get it right but it simply wasn’t having a bar of it. I’ve been through this a couple of thousand times or more over the years so naturally, thought nothing of it. Luckily I thought to take a photo of it before I painted over it, and equally lucky that I know my way around a Wacom tablet and painting software. I salvaged it with very little work and I’m happy as a result.

A win.

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Here’s the ‘before’ (abandoned) version…

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In Progress…

I’m enjoying working with watercolour at the moment, but finding scanning/taking working pics increasingly frustrating. With this one, I scanned the originalĀ  artĀ  in and am finishing it off digitally. I’m not a fan of the digital ‘look’, all that slick, shiny stuff doesn’t do it for me personally. It’s always my goal to have my art, whether trad. or digital, have something of an organic look about it.

here I’m adding the line work in Sketchbook Pro. Great program, very intuitive…

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Being Superhuman, Is wearing thin…

I’m a creative individual. Actually, I’m a VERY creative individual. I have ideas and abilities, never a shortage of inspiration, usually I act on them. Right now, I’m beat, wiped out. Recent situations and life circumstances have worn me down and forced me to take a long hard look at my life and the way I’m leading it. I’m letting my muse go on her much needed holiday, I think I’ll take one too. I can’t remember that last time I just did nothing for the sake of it. I used to be an expert at it. My plan is to finish up my commissioned work and sit and do nothing for as long as I can, then go out and buy some canvases and paint until my heart’s content and make my muse long for her next break (chuckles).

here’s something I’m working on digitally right now, I intend to paint this using acrylics or oils soon…

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