How many of you have tried tutorials and how did it affect your painting style? Did you follow it to the letter or just wing it?
I’m kind of a wing it girl but I followed a tutorial and it REALLY was an eye opener! I followed it as closely as I could and was really amazed by the results. I had to force myself to follow it because I tend to think I can improve things on my own lol but how do you know what needs improvement if at first you don’t follow directions? I painted pearl this way and she came out with so much more depth and better coloring than I had been doing. I’m currently painting Sam and Cozy this way as well to try and pinpoint my favorite parts before I start incorporating my own style. I’m going to try some other tutorials as well to see what I can take away from those. It only took me a year of struggling to finally sit down and force my ADD to the back burner and focus and I’m so glad I did.
Has anyone followed the LaDinna Briggs tutorial for hair painting? Or Kate Charles for AA or biracial babies. It’s more than skin tone. It’s the darker shading that gives those babies so much depth. Shading the face still eludes me. I get shading around the nose and chin etc but I watched Kate Charles on youtube and she works some magic! I’ll see if I can find the link.
What have you learned today?