Time to grow: Long time draw-er, first time paint-er.
I have been drawing for as long as I could hold a crayon - but I've never done anything other than draw. My best art thusfar has been just "drawings that I've colored". I'm a decent illustrator, but I feel that my art is lacking, and my style forgettable. In my quest to re-learn everything, I had to throw out all the bad habits I learned by just "coloring my drawings" - it was definitely a challenge.
I've been using a Wacom tablet since 2001, and I've wanted a Cintiq since the first time I saw one in 2004. This Christmas, I gifted myself a 24HD Touch, and integrated it into my setup. It's taken me a while to get used to the feel of drawing directly eye-hand vs with a tablet, but it's paying off. I bought some videos from Gnomon and really studied them.
I would appreciate any and all thoughts, feedback and constructive criticism. I am at the very beginning of my journey, learning to paint vs draw.
First attempt, using Ryan Church's scratchboard tool technique - Corel Painter X3, 1 hour. Film still study, Oblivion:
Second attempt, I was reading Gurney's "Color and Light" and decided to do a still life.