Gorgeous work, my friend...as always;)
I'm thinking about following the same working process as you in doing a watercolor under painting and then Photoshopping the rest.My question to you is, do you miss not having an actual physical product at the end? I mean, I know you can print it out and a watercolor has less actual texture than a oil painting, but is there any regret? Do you feel there is less of an accomplishment with the ability to tweak and undo? Or does the freedom to get it right out way that?I'm afraid I might be holding on to an antiquated notion of painting.Sorry this is so long and I hope it's not out of place to ask. By the way, what are the dimensions of the original drawing?
Painting is story-telling. Whatever tells the story is what works for me.
For me there is always a fleeting feeling of regret and a few painful moments of self-doubt when I consider that I could have done a piece digitally. Do I measure up as a real artist? Would Michelangelo scoff at me? Would Turner call me a hack? These feelings ussually lasts about as long as it takes me to remember that working in traditional media would take 3 or 4 tiems as long to do. In the end I am way too impatient for that, there is just too many other things to paint. Too many other adventures to take. I think this is what happens when you are raised on video games. The idea of waiting for paint to dry makes me forget all about the antiquated showmanship of traditional media. I think the only thing I am really losing by going digital is the ability to walk around a low-lit gallery sampling wine and cheese, trying to impress chics with my death-defying, uncanny understanding of chiaroscuro and analogous color schemes.
For me not knowing how the piece will turn out in watercolor, and how imperfect it is, makes it so human. This is beautiful!
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