Title: Elena Formal Portrait, Lunatique (2D)
Painting a life portrait digitally was definitely easier than painting one traditionally. So much time is saved when you don’t have to change/wash brushes or deal with the physical complications of real paint. A traditional life portrait would’ve taken me probably three times as long to paint.
Originally, I wanted to paint something bold and impressionistic, but as the sessions went on, I realized my sensibility is not quite there yet–I’m still too chicken shit to throw all caution into the wind. I did make a conscious effort to allow my brush work to stay loose, suppressing the urge to blend away the brush marks. But the battle rages on–I still have to much to learn and need to work harder at being spontaneous.