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I am proud

I had my first serious attempt at using Photoshop today. I found it difficult and confusing, but I'm proud of how much I've learnt and what I've managed to achieve. I feel like I'll get good if I keep practising, rather than just feeling like the whole thing was hopeless (as I did the times I fiddled with the program before and rapidly gave up). The same thing with a tablet. I've been borrowing my partner's tablet (Wacom Bamboo Pen) and previously I had always been completely confused by tablets, but today I managed to get rather accustomed to using it. I don't know what has given me so much added patience today, but I'm glad of it.

So here's what I did. Needless to say it's not finished.

It's a picture of one of the characters in my first novel, Anisa.


For any artists on my flist, I'd be very grateful any pointers you could give, because I'm totally new to this digital art thing, and very rusty even on the traditional stuff.

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For being your first try at digital art, that is very nice!

Layers and layergroups/folders are your friend. Other than that I don't know what you want to know. < Pretends to know what she's talking about.
Thank you! I used layers (having had them explained to me by my partner) and am so glad that I did, or I would have totally messed the picture up. I did on more than one occasion draw on the wrong layer and have to back track a long way, but I was doing that less by the time I got this far, so it seems that I am improving XD

What is a layergroup?
As your first try, this is pretty damn good.

What I can say is get thyself onto dA for some tutorials for working with Photoshop (they help, trust me), maybe take a gander at Sandara's wips because you can learn a lot from her process.

Aside from that, practise, experiment, use layers and folders and just have fun. ^_^
Ah, thank you. I will have a look at some tutorials and things. X3
It's much better than anything I can do in digital art. I'd be proud too.
Thank you :) I was surprised at myself.
That's looking fantastic so far! I wish I had an ounce of talent with art, but I can only claim a mediocre crafty streak! XD
Thank you! I am happy because I thought that all the art I had practised back in art college had now wasted away, but it seems it is just hidden in the depths of my mind somewhere. I just need to dig it out.
*gives you a shovel* :P