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Getting The Smudge Tool Working In Gimp 2.10

August 20, 2020

Digital Art, Sketching

I have been meaning to take Gimp 2.10 out for a spin for a while now and finally got around to it by doing a few rabbit sketches. My first attempt felt a bit clunky, I used the Paintbrush tool to do the line drawing and was not entirely satisfied with the result.  The lines didn’t feel like pencil marks…

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An Exploration In Using Stiffer Brushes With Acrylics

March 21, 2020

Painting

A few weeks ago I set out to explore the use of stiffer brushes in acrylic painting after reading this post on the Crimson Daggers art forum. I started by purchasing these bristle brushes from Cassart which I am very pleased with. I found that the stiffer bushes allowed me to work with thicker paint and use less layers of…

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An Exploration In Glazing With Acrylics

January 25, 2020

Painting

Here’s an experiment I did a while back trying to glaze using acrylics.  I was trying to follow Matt Philleo’s teachings although I didn’t use anywhere near as many layers as he does.  His approach involves doing a really tight line drawing and then glazing a load of translucent paint layers over the top until you end up with a…

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Blue Female Face Drawing Sketchbook Journal https://www.zazzle.co.uk/z/a87gwnfa?rf=238950407138878333 via @zazzle

I did this digital portrait drawing in Gimp 2.10 and then added to a pocket sketchbook cover design.
https://www.zazzle.co.uk/z/ktl5bm6q?rf=238950407138878333 via @zazzle

I've put another of my rabbit sketches onto a personalized mug: https://www.zazzle.co.uk/z/5h0uboe2?rf=238950407138878333 via @zazzle