Leaving Realism Behind
“A painting requires a little mystery, some vagueness, and some fantasy. When you always make your meaning perfectly plain you end up boring people.”
Just because one CAN paint in hyper-realistic style, doesn't mean that one SHOULD. There's something to be said for the mystery of the disrupted realism style.
Constantly producing only mere replication of what you see is neglecting the creativity you can bring to the painting.
Don't misunderstand me.
Starting off, replication is a valuable learning tool as you hone your skills. However, it should not always be relied on when producing artwork as you develop.
Knowing when to use which should be guided by your inner artist, and the transformation from a protege to a professional is an incredible thing to witness.
Hand-painted in Adobe Photoshop CC using the Wacom Intuos Pro and the Wacom Art Pen.