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Hendrix Acid Rain

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Just Jimi, for fun :)
Not For Sale - DIGITAL Fan Art Only
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DrZoroHobbyist General Artist
This is really cool! So do you draw these or are they edited photos or a combination of both?
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ravenvalHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Mixed media, I guess?

Here's the long explanation: I incorporate a lot of different techniques into each rock art piece I do, but it's all digital on a PC. Sometimes, I start with a video capture still, and other times (more often) a small picture, which is what I did with Keith. I take that screen cap or picture and blow it up huge to get the outline - usually ends up somewhat grainy and I have to just take the best bits as a guideline. Then, I paint/sketch/draw/fill/stretch/pull using Photoshop most of the time.  After that, I run the image through a few other programs (for each image I'm usually using two or three of the million free ones I've collected over the years) to get different texture and lighting effects. Thennnn I add some finishing touches by hand using a sketch tablet. The starting bit is the main reason I just give my rock art away as free wallpaper downloads and don't sell it so far - I have yet to draw people completely from scratch, and don't wanna get sued for copyright on some image or screen cap, even though the end result is quite different from the starting image. It may be overly cautious, but I'm going with being better safe than sorry. You know? I wish I could just draw or paint people accurately from scratch, but I only seem to be able to do digital scenic art that way. I find my complicated process kinda fun, though anyway, which is the whole point to me. It's fun making these for people to enjoy. Thanks for asking and for reading this whole thing if you made it to the end without falling asleep! haha
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Wow that so cool! I can't really understand how to do digital art yet...I'm learning...slowly....haha...well in any case you're welcome for everything(and I made it through without falling asleep XD ). You're art really is very cool! I like it a lot!
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