I ordered a couple of online videos from Folio Academy http://folioacademy.com/store.html?category=g for Christmas. I had heard Will Terry willterry.blogspot.com had some really good videos on digital art.
Digital Painting in Photoshop
Digital Painting in Photoshop Part 2
How to Illustrate Children's Books
I learned about his classes through an online buddy. She had purchased his videos and found them helpful. You can see some of Terry's work on YouTube . He's impressive. Terry likes to sketch with his fingers on his Ipad and transfer the image to his computer where he finishes. He finishes his work using Photoshop 5.
After watching a couple of videos, I started sketching on my Ipad using SketchBook X (Express). I couldn't resist adding color to my finger sketches. This is a great way to review what I've been learning from Terry.
I like to work while my guys are watching boring manly stuff on TV. You know- football, zombies/horror/shoot 'em up movies, the stock market recap....
ZZZZZ - ZZZZZZZZ - ZZZZZZZZZZZZ - ZZZZZZZ - ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ - ZZZZZZZZ
Just typing it in is putting me to sleep. Okay, so maybe this stuff isn't manly. It just brain numbing boring.
Here is an unfinished doodle. I liked playing with symmetry. It took me a just few hours (as you can tell) to get to this stage.
Here's my second doodle. I experimented with hues, tints, and grays. Can't do too much with a free app.
About the image:
Yes, the chin is flat and the chest looks like part of the face. Think folded paper doll, if you must. lol
Grab your Ipad. Have some fun. Give digital painting a try.