With these daily paintings/sketches, I had the best of intentions. Tragically the beginning of the semester and an unexpected course load destroyed my effort and it was pretty much abandoned. However, I will say these helped me out a lot and I plan on picking it up again at the end of the semester and hopefully actually carrying through with it. Until then, here's the first half that never got posted.
I was becoming happy with my progress in Sai, but I felt like I should really be working in Photoshop since it's industry standard. Sai was abandoned and no one really uses it professionally, and Photoshop is alive and thriving. There's a lot of resources for it, and I felt I would be able to adapt my Sai skill set successfully to Photoshop.
And then I did this. Without my favorite Sai brush, I was lost and in pain. I got a bunch of new brushes before this painting and it shows. So much shame. I resist the urge to flee back to the comfort of Sai.
The next day I happened to be looking at Bill Cone's blog. I loved his work and found it to be very inspiring. I loved the look of his pastels, so I tried painting in a way that resembled pastels. I actually kind of like this one, but I was sure it would be a style that wouldn't be particularly useful for creating pretty paintings.
I knew I just needed to find a go-to brush that I liked. This one sadly was it, but it wasn't too bad.
I tried making my Sai brush in Photoshop. Photoshop just can't replicate the awesomeness that was my brush, but this was kind of cool. To be continued.