When we begin our initial painting in Photoshop, our efforts can lead to a flattened and understated result.
To really achieve a truly painted result, we must learn to exaggerate what we know about the principles of light to compensate for what the camera cannot capture. This can come in the augmentation of shadows, adding stronger light, augmenting the color of the light, or even more reflected light than is actually seen. These are changes that are made selectively to get a good balance of light, shadow, and color.
In the beginning, it is quite difficult to see the point where the subject seems most balanced until you’ve passed it.
Experience is the best teacher. You’ll discover that you get better and better at stopping before you go too far.
Hand-painted in Adobe Photoshop CC using the Wacom Intuos Pro and the Wacom Art Pen.
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