Thank you for taking your time making this tutorial. I really like your inspiring style and it's very motivating to see how much knowledge, careful thoughts and experience you put in this tutorial. Reading it feels a little bit like you talking to the reader, taking him by the hand and showing the process through your eyes to make him understand why you do things this way. Have a nice day and please don't stop sharing your stuff with us!
aah thank you ;A; I don't have photoshop but your wisdom can be applied in practically everything. Your technique used here really gave me insight to how much time I should be spending on my works. Thank you so much for sharing~!
Haha, well, I tried my best to make it as informative as possible... I mean, I was only a beginning digital painter a year or two ago, so the struggle to learn photoshop is still pretty fresh in my mind. I remember searching for tutorials only to find that the vast majority weren't any help at all, at least for what I wanted to learn. (I mean, who really wants to straight up copy someone else's painting process? I've tried it, and It never feels quite "right", at least to me.) I ended up learning most of what I know about photoshop through trial and error... not an experience I'd like to repeat.
Haha, oh heck, I've learned a whole lot of things solely by experimentation, Photoshop including, so I don't really see anything wrong with that approach But well, what else should they show? Some people want to see how that artist does it exactly, others read through it and adopt some of the steps. I doubt you can teach much more than what you yourself use
Well, there isn't anything wrong with learning things on your own, of course. That's how I learned, after all... In my experience, though, trying to figure things out for yourself can't even begin to compare with having a teacher who knows what they're doing. I truly believe that college classes have improved my artistic skillset far beyond what I could have achieved by myself... and I'm not even in art school yet!
Oh, wow, I sounded kind of harsh there, didn't I... I could have worded that differently. Sorry, I didn't mean for it to sound like I was disapproving of them or anything. I do have respect for the people who take the time to make tutorials. I mean, they're just trying to help people, after all - nothing wrong with wanting to share what you know with other people. And hey, what doesn't work for me might end up being very useful to someone else... and of course I don't really expect people to be able to teach something they don't know, that'd just be ridiculous... I just found that a majority of the tutorials out there didn't work for me, personally, is all. Nothing wrong with that, the world doesn't have to cater to my wishes, after all.