Thursday, October 28, 2010
Using Photoshop to compose a painting
I am at the nail biting stage of this painting. It is almost finished so I am scared of ruining it. Because of the clean background on this one (it took a couple of weeks and six or eight coats of paint to get the smooth gradient) I can't paint over any mistakes. So Photoshop comes in handy for trying new ideas. I want to add more branches to the tree.
Maybe some more branches on the top.
Or some branches on the sides.
The animal is a mountain beaver which is native to Washington State. It is about cat sized and has a stubby furry tail, not a beaver tail. I'll post more about it later but for now I have to choose how to position the branches and then get to the studio. Each twig takes such a long time to paint.
This painting is four feet wide. I love all the empty space.
Posted by Safi Crafts at 1:33 PM