30 Paintings in 30 Days

Technically, the idea behind this project was to post a couple of paintings every couple of days. Me, I’m a bit of a procrastinator. I also fell a bit behind, but finished up yesterday with exactly 31 paintings (one for each day of the month). The other thing was that typically this is done with traditional painting. With canvas. And paints with real brushes. I’m still in transition with homes and the idea of storing 30 canvases sort of scared me. So I decided I would do all of these as digital paintings.

Now, initially, the idea was to do them all in Corel Painter because I figured it would be a good way to force me to learn the program. Boy was I out of my mind to think that. Corel hates my laptop, lagging galore, and I’m without my bamboo right now so all I have is the touch screen of the laptop and my mouse. So, the first three paintings were in Corel. The rest? I did them in photoshop. I’m just so much better in photoshop.

Some of them I like, some of them I don’t. Either way, it gives me a nice catch of background resources for my 3D portrait work. 🙂

All images were created the same size with the same dpi.

Next month? I have a black and white photography project planned. I also realize that February only has 29 days, but there will still be 31 photos once I’m finished. I kind of like the idea of doing something like this once a month.

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