i don't know how to use photoshop but i try

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Finally. A reason to live again.

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This isn’t actually a kitchen, it’s a plant sanctuary.

I made this space mostly to mess around in Photoshop. I’m trying to create an action I can use consistently but it’s slow going.

(( I just installed Clip Studio Paint EX and am staring at it in horror. HOW DOES THIS THING WORK OMG? Photoshop and Sai are so much more intuitive, what the actual fuck. And people said this program is the intermediary between Sai and Photoshop… IT ISN’T. IT REALLY ISN’T.

edit:  ok so the painting and blending in this program is pretty amazing, but i am srsly feeling the lack of sai brushes.))

ok guys this is really dumb but--

i just found one of my oldest pieces of digital art from like–circa 2012. This is end of freshman year KJ, a’ight?

oh

oh yeah.

soak it in

soak in the bad anatomy, soak in the bad shading job using the burn and lighten tool

look at how much i didn’t know value and texture.

look at those photoshop filters.

mmmmmm–so bad.

Let’s jump to a little less than a year later…

MMMMM SO BAD. MMMMMM. LOOK AT IT. LOOK AT THOSE BAD HANDS–LOOK AT THE BAD ANATOMY.LOOK AT THE BAD WRINKLES–LOOK AT THE BAD COLORING. MMMMMM. KJ.

KJ WHY.

LET’S KEEP GOING.

2014, HERE WE GO.

sO IT’S NOT TERRIBLE, BUT I’M KIND OF CRYING AS I LOOK AT IT, SO…

WELL.

MOVING ON.

WHAT DID 2015 OFFER US.

…. Oh, well, hey. Not bad. Good job, me!

Anyways, moral of the story is, you’re gonna steadily improve and sucking at something is the first step to being kinda good at something! Don’t give up on your dreams, kiddos. Keep working hard and never stop trying, okay? When I started school I never ever dreamed I’d be able to make anything like this:

Or this:

Or this:

But I am now. I never thought I would but I am–and just–wow.

Started from the bottom now we’re here–