Posting this again, but with video this time. (that hopefully makes sense :/ ) Also there’s no specific number settings, it’s always random. Now sometimes there’s a harsh shadow cast in the bottom right that I try to edit out in photoshop. I send the photo to my laptop. I use a white gradient fading to transparent inwards in that area. The blending mode being “soft light” instead of normal. edit: I forgot to mention that the cardboard (well now I use matboard & they have to be white), act as reflectors to try and remove as much of the shadow in that bottom right area. Then I would edit the remaining out in ps.
I never posted this, but I did a high contrast Enjolras thing with the background being pages from the first chapter of the French version of Les Mis. Enjolras is made of matboard. (Reblog if you like, please)
“And it will all be okay.” (Acrylic paint on matboard)
It’s not a speed paint because it took hours, but it’s not a long project since I finished it in one day, so it’s I don’t know??? I tried the hasty stroke style, which was fun.
This was painted on an old matboard I used to dry my brush while I was painting a piece a couple years back. The strokes left a nice black/blue combination that reminded me of the photos I take of the horizon outside the air plane window (I have so many because -emotional attachment-). I took the reference for this particular one taken over the Middle East on the way to Barcelona.