Thursday, August 07, 2008
When you can't paint worth a darn
Light the heck out of it. It's a night scene, after all.
I decided I'd start with the background this time and wouldn't let myself get off easy as I usually do. The result- a mood of continual grr. Know what that's like?
I'm sure in time I'll figure out this program, Painter, well enough that I can do a drawing I like and color it in so it looks like a water color. But so far I haven't been happy. It starts with the digital line quality, which I don't like, and goes from there.
If you sometimes like the effect it's still not okay for animation, because you're going to have to create the background again from different angles.
This is what happens when you don't work very often.
Usually I resort to the woodcut filter to hide what isn't working, but then Linda gives me a hard time.
I know these don't look so great, but so many of you are artists, and I figure you know what this is like, when you just can't get what you want out of a program, and you know it's not just the program's fault. The holdout is that if you stick with it long enough, you're sure to make some progress.