Is using the Smeary Round brush in Painter "cheating"?
I'm new to color, and to Painter (I'm using classic).
This is the first thing I've done that actually looks like it might turn out OK, but the more I tried to color, the more striated it looked:
Looking at the brushes I had available (trying to find a Blend or Smudge) I found the Smeary Round, and am fairly pleased with the result:
I realize some of the depth was lost, but I figure I can bring that out with some touching up.
My question is: Am I "cheating" by smudging? Is the Smeary brush a crutch, retarding people from properly applying color and brushstroke theories? Or a legitimate tool, used to soften edges of brush strokes like can be done with traditional media?
I ask because as a beginner, I don't want to learn with sloppy practices.
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