You can see this Youtube video speed paint here: [link]
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Reference Photo I used:[link]
A Huge thanks to those who take the time to make great tutorials and free downloadable brushes!!! Means a lot to us Newbies, we need all the help we can get!!
Brush Packs I downloaded so far: ( I didn't use all of these brushes just a couple. ) [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] [link]
About 10 Hours went into this, (Yes I already broke my New Years Resolution on my first upload of 2013, but I couldn't resist....ugh). I'm very impatient when it comes to just forcing myself to ONLY do the fundamentals(one of the perks of being self-taught). For anyone that is interested in doing this kind of art, the three hour time limit that I set for myself ,this year, is already way too long for practicing landscape; I'm told it should be only 1 hour or less each time. I just can't do 1 hour speed drawings, too discouraging.
Well since I broke my 3 hour limit on this landscape practice, I at least spent it by learning my way around Photoshop effects+brushes. One of my excuses for why it took too long was because I didn't use a reference for creating the conceptual art that I drew from the mountains. It kinda all happened by accident. You start drawing lines, or brush strokes and you start "seeing things", lines that have potential to become something more than just a rock or mountain. It intrigued me so much that, I just went with it. I kept purposely making random strokes and lines and hoped the out come of each could become something I could work with :>. However, I'm still dreadful with clouds, lighting, noise and deciphering the foreground, middleground+ background. (p.s. Dunno why the image is so blurry looking)