It was a joy this create this image during my art hangouts at google plus. The program I used was photoshop cs5, and a default brush. the rendering and everything was me changing between opacity, flow, transfer, and hardness constantly. I also used references of Bolo Yeung in "Bloodsport".
I had the pleasure of doing these digital portraits for my clients and friends, who support me in my art career. I very blessed to have these people in my life, without them, I won't have a collection of art muses to fond over lol.
I'm heading in 2016 with a strong start and I have Google hangouts to thank! And I will tell you why. I usually get some work done or none at all. It was hard for me to find balance between attending to my child and nephew while his mother worked and my business of being an artist. Even when I did have the time now that they are a little older, they can mind themselves to a certain extent. I was left unmotivated and unfocused. And on top of that, based on my experience as an artist, it can be a lonely lifestyle. Especially, if you're on your cpu or art table on most hours of the day honing your craft. It made me depressed, until I was invited into a facebook art group. The rules were very simple for this group you can only post work of art that was completed or worked on in the group's google hangouts.
My mind was blown! Just being in a space with others with the same passion as you and who seek to constantly improve on their craft, lit the flame in my heart. The hangout sessions was inspiring, and it was very easy to get feedback from others. Google hangouts also have the able to screen share from the computer to the webcam. I was able to see people working traditional and digitally. I learned so much and I was able to make friends. The hangouts made me work on my art and complete it! I feel so refreshed from the amazing experience.That's my week has been so productive and there's been a vast improvement in my art.
You guys should try it too and tell me how it improved your art and mindset! :D
I'm a first time mommy who finally realized that the time is now to seize my dreams. I only need to overcome myself to get to where I want to go.