New Experiences: Day 118


I’m working on another painting using Photoshop today, and it’s turning out pretty good so far. I have to make sure I keep mentioning Photoshop as I don’t want anyone to think I actually know what I’m doing when it comes to real paints and canvas. I’ve hardly ever touched the stuff, to be honest. I’ve always been afraid of it and I don’t see that changing anytime real soon. Like I said in yesterday’s post, I may get into real painting someday, but I just don’t see it in my near future.

Digital painting (the one with the undo functionality!) on the other hand, is fantastic. Turns out I may have a knack for it too. Not only am I enjoying myself, most likely because I’m doing something new and exciting, but so far I’m feeling pretty confident about what I can create with the painting tools. I just want to keep making more and more as I’m also learning along the way. But at the same time, everything is looking pretty great. Even the stuff I’m messing around with early on, like today’s picture, I really love. And I’m always my own worst critic!

Even though my expectations are pretty high for myself right now, I also need to take a bit of a step back and maybe go into this new project with the assumption that it won’t turn out quite as great as the last one. That way I don’t think I’ll get frustrated if I can’t get something to look quite right. The best thing to come out of all this digital painting so far however is all that I’m learning along the way. It’s been a very long time since I’ve picked up a new medium and It really has been continuous learning throughout. So no matter how they turn out, it’s been a positive experience.