Determining a style and sticking to it


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Determining a style and sticking to it

The style of brushwork done on the underpainting basically defines the style of brushstroke used for the rest of the painting. Everyone has a different style, so I'm not going to try to tell you how to define yours. But I do recommend using a loose versus a tight style. Why? Because a tight style tends to meticulously follow the shapes and detail of the source photograph. What is the result? A painting that looks like a photograph, which is what we're working to avoid. A loose style places a premium on spontaneity, the antithesis of photography, and a key vocabulary element of expressive painting.

Let's take a look at painting with a loose style. So, I keep saying this, but always remember, that the underpainting is not the detail layer. This is where you really get to be crazy, and do the loosest brush strokes you're probably going to do on the whole image. Now, let's go ahead, and I'm going to run the action here. So let's go down to Mixer Brush, Cloning Paint...

Determining a style and sticking to it
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Determining a style and sticking to it provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by John Derry as part of the Digital Painting: Architecture

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Design
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Photoshop Wacom
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