Monday, January 09, 2012
Here is another bit of practice to get the hang of painting in Photoshop. Since I have struggled with this in the past I decided to start removing variables to make the process easier to get a handle on.
I started with a blank screen rather than an analog pencil sketch, and chose to do a side-by-side copy from photo reference so I would have fewer variables to worry about. To simplify further, I also chose a vintage black and white still so color issues would also not be a factor. Reducing choices and variables was a great way to get to know the tool, and make it much less daunting of an experience.
Using this brush set courtesy of Min Hyuk Yum was very helpful. The first brush in the set worked tremendously well as a pencil, and for the first time I felt comfortable sketching in Photoshop.
All in all I think it was a very positive step in the right direction.
The reference I used was this beautiful photo by Gordon H. Coster from the 1930's.