This is a painting that I started about two years ago. It gave me nothing but grief. I could see the eye in the main face just about in the center of the piece, but I could not get it to work. I kept struggling with this piece, but nothing would work. It just looked ugly. I would go to other areas in the painting to work, and things just got worse.
Finally, I just gave up and put it away. I have learned to never throw away or in my case of digital paintings, delete, a painting. You just never know.
So about a month ago, I pulled this out. Now this is where the joy of digital painting comes about. I had the base of this painting. I had started it in Rebelle, a watercolor app for the computer. So, I was able to pretty much go back to that. There were a couple of areas I wanted too preserve. I kept those. Then just like magic, the painting came together.
I haven’t had a painting go this easily ever! It just flowed. Which, given that it gave me such fits for so long, I guess I deserved this.
If you look around, you can find all kinds of other faces. There’s a guy in the upper left spewing out all kinds of garbage. We all know that kind of person, right?
I had a blast making this painting. I hope you enjoy looking at it.
As I said, I started this painting in Rebelle, where I start pretty much all my paintings. Then I took it into Painter 2017 to finish it. I used brushes I made. I made the brushes from dynamic speckle types. If you want more details about the brushes, or want the brushes, contact me.