Intuos 5 & Photoshop CC
6″ x 12″
In the same way I made the switch from shooting film to shooting digital, I have been slowly moving from traditional painting into the world of digital painting. The argument I held that digital methods will never hold the same appeal as traditional painting has been lost. They are 2 completely different methods to achieve a means to an end and the digital realm and tools have arrived at a point that I can be satisfied in using them exclusively without complaint. To be able to take my traditional hand skills and experience and translate them through the amazing Intuos tablet is a constant source of amazement to me. I will never stop using traditional methods of drawing and painting as the visceral experience of using them will never be replaced. The same way my film camera collects a lot more dust than it ever did, my pencils or brushes don’t get out as much anymore now that I have been exploring the world of digital art tools. They are faster, healthier and allow me to explore 100 ideas in a fraction of the time without leaving a physical footprint. This painting is my 2nd completely digital piece based off of a photoshoot I had done with Jen LeGrand in Boca Raton, FL. It was done using a medium Intuos 5 tablet and Photoshop CC. What I am most impressed with from using an Intuos tablet and Phtooshop is that the the end result looks natural and sponateous and doesn’t have any indication that it isn’t simply a shot of a traditional painting.