This first page is from 2009/2010 so skip ahead to the last page.
My name is Andrew Sonea, and I live in Ottawa. Like seemingly everyone else, I lurked a while, but finally joined because I just got my tablet yesterday and now can actually post some work. I probably won't be able to update too often, maybe once a week or less, but will try to update when I can.
Below is my first real shot at digital painting, painted in Painter 11. It is a WIP copy (only a few hours in) of a self-portrait by Bernini; I am working from a photo of the painting in a book I own (the online pics of this painting all seem to be really off in terms of colour and value). The colours here are fairly close to what is in the book, but in conversion to jpeg it seems to have become more saturated and the darks are a little darker for some reason. For example, the background is far too green here.
I will update soonish with a more refined and finished version of this (I plan on rendering the hell out of it, softening edges, and getting the likeness better). I may also upload the process pics at some point. So far I have learned a ton (mostly about colour and the fact I need to improve my drawing skills, but a ton nonetheless).