Art process: Digital work in progress…

This is a digital work in progress. I don’t like it yet, so I’ll keep working. I started by making a digital painting in Coral Painter 19 and then I added three different artworks of mine (including an alcohol ink painting, an acrylic painting, and a mixed media) and more digital paintings.

Digital art in progress as of 11.20.22

It’s a little too busy, so I will go back and try to soften it up and add in more washes of color. I also want to add more watercolor salt on Coral painter 19 which is one of my favorite features. I was enjoying the glazing soft screen brushes as well. The 2nd one (directly below)

An earlier version of the digital art which I like better. This is just the digital piece combined with alcohol inks.

is an earlier version before the last mixed media painting (the yellow painting with the ribbons) was added.

I really want to find a way to make it work. I love my paintings to be like giant, whimsical landscapes that you can get lost in with tiny details to explore, like a whole other universe. However, the trick is to do that without making it too busy…so I haven’t arrived yet.

I have to be up early for CPR training tomorrow, and also I’m a bit sleep deprived from hosting an overnight sleep over birthday party for my grand-daughter with kids who barely slept! She turns 9 years old! It was fun, yet exhausting!

I do have a tendency to overwork my art, but what captivates me is creating all these new, unique landscapes from other scraps or parts of my life.

Below are some other pieces of fine art I incorporated into it.

Mixed media
Alcohol inks

I almost specialize in a sort of “chaos to order” approach. There’s something liberating about just letting loose, playing, combining unlikely scenarios, then just adding and adding, and tweaking and tweaking until you get something you like.

To enhance this I would like to add more solid batches of color (but transparent), some shadows, more glows, more watercolor salt, more watercolor bleach etc. Sometimes, I like to play around with FX features and deconstruct some more before I fit it back together again. We will see, but digital art is fun, too! I have a graphic tablet sensitive to pressure, which makes it much more satisfying!!

I think lightening it up and adding some shadows will really help to bring it out more.

The good thing about digital art is that you can save your progress along the way, and if you like an earlier version, you still have it. In fact, it could lead to two separate art pieces! You can add layers, take off layers, and modify layers just like that.

What I can do is link back to this after I finally finish.

Published by creativecassandra7

God-lover, artist, writer, art therapist, dreamer, minister. I see life as an adventure of overcoming and bringing light to dark places. I have overcome extensive trauma and sexual abuse and now I share my testimony and teach/preach what God has to say about the recovery process through both logos and rhema words. I love nature, dancing, worship, and all creative expressions. I have a heart to see families restored, curses reversed, and generational blessings released.

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