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Laura (quick color study)

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By mirjama   |   Watch
Published: July 13, 2017
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It took me 45 minutes
Thanks to RobynRose 
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2480x2480px 3.27 MB
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Software
Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Windows)
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mirjamaStudent Artist
Thank you very much :D
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Really love the rough strokes on this. What program did you use? (I'm starting to use Krita because I like the brush engines better than PS, but both programs feel odd compared to traditional painting)
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I never heard about Krita, but it sounds and looks very interesting. I usually used Photoshop, in this case too. I have a lot of brushes with various textures. This one is my favourite, because digital painting looks more...more realistic? I don't know how to say it. It looks like traditional painting :)
Digital painting is the only possible way of painting, for me. I have problems with traditional painting and real colors. When I see something I know what color it is and how I can mix it. Well, I know the theory, but in practice I'm a disaster :D I can't mix anything 
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Ah, for me it's no so much about colour as stroke and texture. A tablet just feels very plastic and slippery in my hands, wheras when I use a real brush I can control the stroke and shape so much more easily. When I paint digitally, I'm not so much painting as just endlessly fiddling with settings and sliders and then I get frustrated and quit :P
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For me too. I love fragrance of ink, or pencils, charcoal, of paper. And sounds of them. Looking at it, hearing it...these feeling are priceless. Beside them, the tablet is something strange for hand. When I started with digital I was frustrated too. My expectations was outweigh the results. And results was...pretty terrible. I couldn't make one normal line. So I ended with it. After two years I started again. I did only digital art. No traditional art- no ink, no pencils... because it was an distraction from learning something new. And after hard work it started to be good for me. My hand got used to a tablet pen. And my brain to a new style of work. But it was hard. And...I was yelling, crying, then depressed...like psychopath :D 
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