As promised, a tutorial covering the basics. In evidence are the magic Photoshop conveniences of gradients, filters, and made to order brushes. I do not have time this week to cover the alchemy of making the hardware, which is simply a Photoshop enhancement via filters, that takes ordinary lines and turns them to silver and gold. Though I am obviously enamored by the wonders of Photoshop, don’t for a moment believe that I leave the traditional drawing and painting skills in my messy old studio. It’s still all about the concept, composition, drawing, and painting.
I’d like to acknowledge two digital master artists whose skills and generosity astound me. It was one year ago that I discovered them. They taught me through their tutorials, to beam my traditional skills up into the digital world. Thank you Linda Bergkvist http://www.furiae.com and Marta Dalig http://dahlig.blogspot.com Check out their amazing work and detailed tutorials. A very big heartfelt thank you to you both.