This was a live, one hour photoshop demo I did at the CTN expo this past weekend. I know, one hour seems nuts, right
...BUT the trick was having premade brushes and shapes, and reference photography. So a large part of this image was throwing a lot of brushes and shapes onto the canvas, and then 'finding' the scene. This is a technique I'm very fond of because it makes the artistic process A LOT more exciting! Sometimes you don't know what you wanna paint, so this method is a great way of sparking new ideas.
I go over this method very clearly in my downloads, you can see more details here: [link]
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