It's crazy to think that I haven't seriously sat down to paint since 2010. I've sketched and dabbled a bit. But things at work were so crazy that it didn't really leave energy for any side projects. I put all my extra energy into trying to move my career forward.
But here we are and I'm soon to be laid off. So while I figure out what to do next and look for my next gig, I've started to pick up the Wacom stylus again.
I've been watching a lot of oil painting tutorials on YouTube and I really wanted to try mixing colors like that rather than the way Photoshop does it. That led me to look around and I finally settled on Art Rage. Not only for the color mixing, but also they have a nice interface for dealing with reference photos and palettes that I found matched my workflow.
I'm still getting the hang of the oil brush. I'm having problems getting soft blends without resorting to the palette knife tool. Looking forward to practicing more with it.