After months and months of toiling in Corel Painter I am so happy to have returned to Photoshop. Why can’t we have the organic feel of Painter with the amazing versatility and smoothness of PS?
I’m not sure why it has taken me so long to switch over to a mechanical pencil. All that time spent sharpening could have been spent drawing.
I plan on ordering sheets of high quality paper soon. I need to work on something that forces me to slow down and be detailed oriented. With painting I tend to become too frenetic and I don’t allow myself the patience they need. This might help me with that problem.
After getting back in my sketchbook I am remembering how enjoyable working with graphite can be. I might go buy some sheets of large paper and work on those instead of painting. Or go back between the two. There is something very relaxing that I get from drawing that I usually don’t when I paint. I think when I paint I get frantic and have to get to the next part of the painting quickly. With drawing I allow myself to slow down and absorb the ability to invest time in small details.