I just wanted to take time to introduce myself, since I have never posted here, and only replyed to 1 thred. I am an aspiring illustrator needing to get my draw on in a major way. Like most it's been a life long pursuit, but I took 4 years off (sort of) after graduating from an Illustration program and immediately going into Web Design. This I would not have suggest to myself if I had any hindsight. I figured the Design job would give me the paycheck I needed to get my illustration career off the ground....well to make this long story short 4 years later I'm getting layed off of this job, that for the last year i really didn't wanna be at and hoping for more time to focus on illustration....boo hoo (violins strumming out of tune). i found this forum and many others immediately after leaving the job, and was amazed all the work and how so much of it was digital....Now I haven't been in a complete design vacuum with no exposure to art, but I felt like I was....so I decided to take a portion of my savings and purchase a righteous tablet (you know much better than my first 4x6 Artpad), and Painter (of course)...oh and a nice companion book to help me enter into my new direction of Digital Painting.
All that said I now ask for your help and guidance. I am trying to ease my way into it by painting similar subjects as I have in my (past but most) current portfolio, which should be online sometime in the near future. This is my first major attempt at a finished digital piece...but it still has a way to go NE suggestions on process, colors, drawing...etc. ... C&C are welcome...thanks in advance.
PS. my posts will not be soo long in the future.