I have spent the last three days, friday saturday and sunday, in a Church, displaying my digital art. The event was an Art and Crafts exhibition in a local village Church. I decided to take my Computer, and I painted a portrait from scratch as people watched. I didn't sell many paintings, but could have sold a lot of computers! The painting took all of the three days because I was constantly explaining what I was doing. Some people had great difficulty understanding what I was doing, and without the computer, I think a lot of people would have gone away thinking either they were a sort of photograph of "real painting" printed on the computer, or photographs messed about.
I saved the stages so I thought I would post them.
This is the original image from the ref library, courtesy of sultry
I rotated this in Photoshop and started with a sketch.
I realised later I had her left eye too far away from the nose, which I altered as I painted
The first stage was to lay some colour using the tint brush so that my sargents brush would work. It seems to nedd some colour to pick up.
I saved 11 stages all together . This is stage 4
The strokes on the BG were because I was demonstrating aspects, such as the separate bg and how you could clone through, which I later painted out.
I painted the necklace on a separate layer, though I don't think that is necessary. With constant interruptions, it was easy to start repainting on the wrong layer!
I blended by increasing the jitter and sometimes lowering the opacity of the brush.