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Night Watchman

I have designed things in Illustrator and Photoshop for many years, but always in a very controlled, tidy way with precise outlines, etc.  I practically ruined my arm because I was so tense that I compressed the nerve in my spine that goes to my hand and arm!  So I just got a Wacom tablet, and have been having fun scribbling on it and relaxing.  I wanted to approach this project in a more painterly way, rather than use outlines, so I just grabbed a soft brush and started making  a blobby face, which gradually turned into  frightened looking monster.  I used a faux finish brush to pull little hairs out of the head.  Then I just added shading using the burn tool and brushing on black at a very low opacity. This guy came to life in a very short time, and I had a lot of fun creating him!

I posted a note about a problem I am having with the Wacom stylus on the discussion board, so if anyone has suggestions, please let me know.  

thanks, Marien

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