The “Over My Shoulder” Training Series November 8, 2015 12:16 4 Comments
Other painting subjects for this series will include florals, landscapes and still-life - as well as some different kinds of portraiture. If you have any thoughts about what you’d like to see presented, I hope you’ll feel free to share those ideas.
This new series will be structured a little differently than my MTDC series. I took a lot of time in Lessons 1-3 to introduce the tools I use for painting in Photoshop. I tried to show all the finer points of the smudge tool and the mixer brush - how they work; designing and creating them; all the different controls that are available.
The OMS series will assume that you already possess all of this knowledge, so the instruction will focus more on workflow and technique. I plan to be a little more concise with these tutorials, but we’ll see how that goes.
Note: The work-in-progress painting above shows a northern flicker that I photographed on my deck. This bird is a fairly large, distinctly-marked member of the woodpecker family. They are maybe even more striking in flight - their underwings are magnificent. One morning my wife, Janet, and I watched as a male and female flicker danced in near-sync on our neighbor’s roof. It was quite a show.
As I make this painting, I’m using the mixer brush (the same brush configurations provided in Lesson 3 of my MTDC series).