Started my first piece with my brand new airbrush! I’ve never worked with an airbrush before and I’m still getting used to it, but I think there’s some awesome potential here. I’m going to use regular brushes for the foreground but bring back the airbrush to soften areas when they need it. #mastoart #wip #airbrush #traditional
Hey everyone it’s #masterstudymonday, a thing I thought I made up until I saw the hashtag already existed! I did some ink studies of Nestor Redondo’s work on the Now Age Illustrated adaptation of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Really striking work! #mastoart #masterstudy #ink #inkdrawing #sketchbook #drjekyllandmrhyde
Not super happy with this piece, but it was a good learning experience. I spent a lot more time on the background mountains than the foreground and it shows :P
I really need to start working larger. Theoretically gouache is a good medium for small detail, but I get frustrated by how little paint the smallest brushes can hold at a time. Here I brought in colored pencil to help with those fine areas, with mixed results.
Sometimes it only feels like Saturday night when you’re out on the town.
Thinking about futuristic cityscapes a lot—maybe it’s anticipation for the new Janelle Monaé album 😃 #mastoart #scifi #digitalpainting #cyberpunk #cityscape #dirtycomputer #ipadproart #procreate https://mastodon.art/media/g6tlrNM_bZx1RV7VPcI
Getting further along with my first oil painting. I'm starting to get a feel for how to add new elements (quickly and decisively!) and how to blend (a separate dry brush helps a lot). The hardest part, interestingly enough, is mixing the paint. I keep ending up with blobs of different colors on my brush.
Back to oil painting! Still getting a feel for it, esp. the way the colors can intermingle and layer over each other without actually blending. Powerful possibility there, if I can learn to control it.
Oil is a fun and playful medium, but it doesn’t support spontaneity the way water-based paint does. I do wish I’d planned out this composition beforehand instead of winging it. Still, it’s a fun experiment so far. #art #mastoart #oilpainting #wip
I find that when I paint traditionally, I’m constantly trying to make smooth gradients and hide my brushstrokes—but when I paint digitally, I keep using brushes that give everything a rough and organic look. In conclusion, I am impossible to please.