This is the photo I'm working from. This is the first time I've ever painted anything

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ok this is the first painting i've ever done and it is finished and I'm pretty happy with how it came out

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For my second painting I intend to draw my avatar

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Still tweaking this thing, hoping I can maybe just wrap it up this weekend and move on. Not very satisfied with it

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started another painting yesterday. there's not much to see yet

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Hardest part of a painting for me I think is this kind of big picture work where you're (literally) painting in broad brushstrokes. So much of my life and work revolves around focusing on details that it's kind of hard to let go

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resumed painting again and back to working on this. i tried to add some detail and it took some experimentation but I eventually found that it helped a lot to break up the edges of the shapes. the biggest challenge with this painting is making it less flat

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More contrast to add more detail. It's a continual cycle of working on the light and dark sides; this is easily the most challenging painting I've done so far and I'm still not satisfied with it

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@fraggle I like the water reflections. That is pretty hard to get right, and you are doing it!

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