Have a week and a bit before I am back at uni, so need to get this finished before because I doubt I will have time once I am back at school
After putting some brush strokes down in the direction of the feathers, I blend it together so the lines are not so stark.
I just repeat the steps, line colours and then light blending to try to make the digital art looks as much like hand painted art as possible. Obliviously, you can tell its a digital painting, but I still want to try as much as I can to make it look "real".
Why don't I just paint it then you might ask? Allergies and having to clean up paint really knocks me on my butt. So it is just easier for me to paint digitally, even if it sometimes takes me longer than it would if I was painting with actual paint.
A close up of the neck area showing how the "paint" texture looks.