Slow Dance


Well that was fun!
Got to try out a couple new brushes with this portrait, the Impasto brush is very hard to control, but I love the amount of texture I can squeeze out in every stroke… Once I got all the features set, I went back and just seen what type of effects each one did with varying results.

I just kept wanting to push this further and further.  Even stopped a couple times only to open it back up and start playing on it again.



I began just using the mouse, keeping the canvas really tiny (25%), just working my way up to some solid values and creating the majority of the forms.  I ended up switching to my bamboo tablet when I started using the Mixer Brush to smooth out all the tones, before I went too far along.


Bumped the canvas to 50% and went to work.  It wasn’t until the last 30-40 mins that I was working at 100% and that was when I was adding all the extra colors and refining the little details.


It’s past my bedtime, but it’s so worth it.
Covered a good distance in today’s journey.


“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one’.” – C.S. Lewis

9 thoughts on “Slow Dance

    • Oh, no, no, no, no.
      I started with the mouse while I was building up the general form and features.

      I switched over about the time I used the Mixer Brush to blend all the colors (about the end of the first gif).

      I need sleep, my mind isn’t operating at it’s full capacity and my writing is suffering the consequences. :D

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