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Digital Painting, 37 Advanced Tricks and Techniques by Gary Tonge

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Create a Low-Detail Painting

Create a simple speed painting. When painting quickly, it helps to use blocks of color as foundations, but you don’t have to. Use your own style—whether that means drawing lines first and then painting, or simply setting down tones. The key is to emancipate yourself—paint fast and free.

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1. Apply a Color Wash and Add Simple ShapesAdd a color wash to the image. I used a fairly soft and subdued muddy green color. This is the foundation of the painting so as you add more detail, expect to adjust the overall brightness and contrast of the piece. Once you have the wash in place, start adding some simple shapes to help ...

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