REDdit Gets Drawn

REDdit Gets Drawn

Today I thought – hey wouldn’t it be nice to paint and not be in front of the easel, perhaps on a comfy couch?

I’ve always wanted to try digital painting so I looked into brushes for photoshop.

Kyle’s Brushes are super affordableΒ and amazing. I bought the gouache set for a whole whopping $7. I first heard about them while editing photos for a friend and listening to ArtProGoShow Episode #5. Kyle talks about his illustrations and his custom brushes for Photoshop. I know I’m not the first person to learn about them, but I am probably also not the last. I figure what the heck, I’ll try them.

Lo and behold here is my first shot at digital painting for Reddit Gets Drawn.

It’s a little messy, but it adds character – right?

I’m a podcast fanatic – if you have any recommendations please let me know.

Sketching and more about my jaw

I’m having less pain from my jaw surgery every day, which is great! What does suck is the feeling of the nerves in my chin growing back. Sometimes it feels like I’m drooling, other times it feels like bugs crawling or pinching under my skin. I’m in it for the long haul though – feeling should come back afterΒ 3-4 months.

I’m finally pleased with my Paintings section of my website – they’re currently all available.

I’ve added my second sketch for Reddit Gets DrawnΒ to this post. Quick studies can be very helpful when trying to understand facial structure, and often times it pays off to think about the relationship of lines. Proko has some great videos on how to sketch faces and heads.