Hey there. I think I posted here once or twice here a while ago, but never got around to getting involved. So after some lurking, I decided to join this site to better my artistic skills and find a way to express myself by digipainting with a tablet.
Until now, my main hobby has been pixel art, which is low resolution art often used for mobile games, text-based browser games and the such. I'd love to get started with digipainting, because I see a much brighter future for that that pixel art.
So after not too much blabbering, here's my first real attempt at digipainting a scene from scratch. This is what happened after 15-so minutes of doodling. In a way, I like the direction i'm going into. I'm aware that the design is poor and unoriginal. I've got a weakness in finding strong designs from the start, but that's also something I'd like to improve on during my stay here.
As you can see, it's a very work-in-progress and I had to stop in half-thought because I need to get some sleep as well. Please, any crits are welcome, no matter how harsh. Just don't tell me to start again because I hate starting from another white canvas.
I'm experimenting with brushes and ways to use them. What I'm doing so far is using natural, square-like brushes at 50% flow and changing opacity every few seconds with my keyboard numbers. Is there another way that'd be more effective? I'd love to just grab a color and go crazy with it but it doesn't seem to work when I try (it does a little more when I'm painting, so I know there's a way..)
Thank you for your time, again, comments & (harsh) criticism welcome!