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Prisma color pencils and white acrylic paint for highlightIt's very nice! I'm trying to figure out what you used. I'm stuck between watercolor, oil pastels, and/or art pencils. I see some areas that look like brushstrokes, but others that look like pencil or oil pastels.
I'm probably wrong. Help me out, here!
I use Corel Painter software. It does a good job representing traditional media like oils, though I still miss the feel of canvas, mixing paints, and all the other aspects of oil painting. Of course, I always remind myself it was the smells (turpentine, dryers, varnish, etc.) that drove me to digital painting in the first place.Really beautiful piece, Kegan!
You two are making me wonder what I'm doing with my life. Art has fallen by the wayside again. I miss it.
Sigma, you may have mentioned but I'm too lazy to go hunt for this...what software do you use? It's really cool to watch the buildup of the portrait. I've never tried painting digitally. You make it look easy though I bet that's product of many hours of practice.
That's very nice of you to say.Sir, the level of skills you have is disgustingly advanced. I congratulate you. I've known your work very briefly, but you are precisely the sort of artist I appreciate in every respect. A true talent. Thank you for sharing it.
And on a personal note: You even have a dog named Beorn for extra style points.
No one is ever very sure of their talent. Even when you receive compliments, self-doubt or modesty will have you brush them off. And most artists are too close to their own skills to recognize if they have any at all, at least in the beginning. I mean, there are exceptions like Salvador Dali and etc... But, I mean for you to take away from this exchange something that many people might say, but that you might not believe. You measure up pretty damn well, sir. I look forward to seeing and reading more of your work that you might share. ^^That's very nice of you to say.
Honestly, I've never thought I had much talent, so I've compensated with obsessiveness, practice, and harsh self-criticism, which seem to work as decent alternatives to natural talent.
I once sat outside a shop on a sidewalk bench in Jackson Hole, Wyoming with Beorn while The Missus shopped inside. Everyone wanted to meet this 125 lb. creature, so I stood up and told them, "For those of you familiar with the breed, this is a Bernese Mountain Dog, and he is large but very friendly. For those of you unfamiliar with the breed, for $5 you can pet my bear!"
I got lots of laughs, but no money.
I agree!I love dogs and every Bernese I have ever met has been such a lovable soul. Have a giant Labrador myself named Nero(After Nero Wolfe) and two chihuahuas, Ozymandias and Loki. My day'd be a thousand times more dull without them.