Thursday, September 9, 2010

Digital Self-Portrait

My first assignment for digital illustration.
Done in Paint Tool Sai, in about 2-1/2 hours. More of a study than a piece, because I haven't done any digital painting in a *long* time. Thought I'd play it safe for the first try...sat down with a sketch and a mirror and some desk lamps, and after a few botched attempts I remembered how to paint and here ya go. Some issues with shading and colors, but I'm okay with it.

Did I mention I really hate to paint? I studied painting for like five years and finally said goodbye to it for good in college. The real problem is that I love painting, I just can't do it. Which frustrates me to all hell. I have the technical skills, but none of the patience or instinct.