My name is Elisabeth and I just joined Level Up, hoping to improve my digital painting skills! Here is my first composition study, a painting by the suiss/danish painter Bertha Wegmann (http://www.artnet.com/artists/bertha...uction-results). It took me about 3, 5 hours in Photoshop and I struggled a lot with getting the edges and values right. I usually work traditionally, with graphite drawings and oil paintings so my main issue is to get use to paint with photoshop brushes. For this one I used a hard, round brush with some soft/low opacity edges.
1. Bertha Wegmanns painting is one of my favourites, the color on this one is beautiful (..well now it is black and white, but check her out on Google!) and you can really feel the warmth, the sunlight that comes from the window. The primary focal point here is her face, and hair that basically lights up by the sunlight. The balance of the piece is great, the viewer is led towards the primary focal point (the face), and then the secondary (the hands holding the book) and the third focal point (the cloth and the oil paints/palette)