Just about a year ago (September 2014) I decided that I was going to sit down and finally learn to paint. I had all the equipment I’d need with Photoshop CS6 and a Cintiq 12wx - I just needed to learn how. So I started with the master himself, Bob Ross. I watched countless videos, and started figuring out how to translate his methods from analog to digital. I also studied contemporary concept artists via tutorials on YouTube for technical application and workflows. To date I’ve done six paintings (well under my goal of 12, but it’s something at least). With each one I try and push the threshold of my abilities.
Finished September 2014
Finished October 2014
Finished February 2015
At this point I wanted to explore something other than mountains (though they remain my favorite thing to paint so far.)
Finished March 2015
Finished July 2015
I’ve recieved great feedback from my artistically-inclined friends on these, and tried to apply their critiques to each subsequent piece. I’ve been working on the sixth painting for some time, and hope to have it done soon. Thanks for looking!