I am quite overwhelmed with all of this and have come to realize I need help. I want to be able to color my work in Photoshop and be able to have a painterly style. However, my colors, shadings, highlights, everything all come out dull and flat. I tried reading the thread from the beginning but I got lost somewhere. How do I get started and where do I go to figure out how to get better at painting? I have looked up tons and tons of tutorials but they don't seem to be leading me in the right direction. Only getting me more and more confused.
Love this thread, thank you for setting it up. I am also happy to see it still going. Good work as well everyone.
I found it really difficult getting started, and that made me get more frustrated which made it even more difficult to get started. But i brooke through the wall, and started placecing brush strokes, and alas, it got easier as i went on.