Hello, I am new to the forums, but more importantly I am new to art. I have a desire to become a digital painter, but I want to make sure I'm getting the basics right before I even try something too complex. I have know about CA for a long time but I've never bothered to register until today.
I will use this first post as my introduction as well as a display for my favourite piece of art that I've completed.
I am very interested in painting landscapes and environments. Characters, figure drawings, and other types of artwork don't appeal to me. I do not have the time to be able to practice sketching faces or bodies with proper anatomies. I'm not too ashamed to say that Bob Ross inspired me to paint landscapes when I was a youngin', but not to worry, I have moved on to be inspired by Albert Bierstadt.
One thing I really want to get better at is using simple brush strokes. I find my self using a size 5 brush throughout the whole painting. I did find a process that I enjoyed where the guy blurred his base colours and then painted over top of it in small brushes. The video is here: http://vimeo.com/22174150
I hope I am able to put in enough time to actually get better and enjoy some of the fantastic artists on these forums. I live the busy lifestyle of a college athlete, so once my school starts up again I don't have very much time to paint or draw. I wish I did have the time as it's a very relaxing process for me
I am really looking for people to critique my work, so please do so! I want to get better!
My favourite thus far: