Foundation I: Getting Started

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.

—Pablo Picasso

1.1 Introduction

The journey we are embarking on is to unleash your full creative potential, the potential in all of us that Picasso alludes to in his quote. We start this journey with the Fundamentals, building up a solid foundation from which to grow. The first two Fundamentals chapters cover essential knowledge and skills. The third Fundamentals chapter covers advanced brush creation and customization, not essential but ultimately useful if you wish to fully realize your creative potential.

This first chapter introduces you to Painter and guides you through some initial setting up and getting to know the “where ...

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