From Traditional to Digital. Help me.
10-03-2011, 05:04 AM
I've been working with programs like Photoshop and Painter for over five years. I've been working with traditional media since I was in elementary. So why is it that whenever I get in front of a canvas, I can paint like there's nothing else in the world, yet when I get in front of a computer, I'm thrown off? A few reasons for me is because there's a lack of flow with using a tablet, lack of control (meaning I have to do three to five steps to do what is considered just one in traditional painting, such as a simple dry brush effect after a very wet stroke), and the size of the painting canvas is the same as normal monitors. There's not much room to use the entire movement of your arm, and thus you lose the intimacy of real painting. Having to scroll around on the canvas is so awkward and destroys the artistic flow.
But I really do want to get use to Digital Painting, but I feel like I need a different approach to things before I can transfer successfully. Any tips?