9. Starting with a Scanned Drawing


The Porte d’Aval from Across the Bay

In the first part of this chapter, you’ll learn how to scan a drawing that you can use as a basis for artwork in the computer. In the first technique, you’ll rework a scanned drawing in Photoshop to resolve its composition, and then use the reworked sketch as the starting point for an expressively painted study completed in Photoshop, reminiscent of a traditional gouache painting technique. For the second project, you’ll start with another drawing and paint right over it using the Oil Pastel brushes in Painter and develop a painting with energetic brushwork and atmosphere. ...

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