Please, let me make a Copy-Paste quote: (You can read the original here: [link])
I'm tired of accusations of photo-painting. I never ever, add colors to a photograph, never ever draw my sketches over photos, I use squares to measure and scale, and if you use squares in the right way it's closer to perfection. I thought it could be easy for me paint my linearts over photos, if I do the same result... with a lots of work, but, what can I say, I have a good eye. I'm sorry for that.
Obviously, it's not the same result if I use a photograph as reference, and only as reference. I am a self-taught person, I've never been in a school of arts to study to improve my drawings, I learned by myself and it's really hard for me just imagine lightings, shadows, degrade, and with a photograph as reference, I can do my art as you see in my gallery.
Sometimes my ego fly over the sky when someone send me a note, or make a comment like: "this is a photograph painted, it's just like the original but scaled." Because I think, I did it, and it's perfect! But sometimes I feel sad and I think that all the time working is just for nothing, just because some people can't trust me. So now, let me tell you: I can do it.
Now, let me tell you, I can't do speedpaints.
My graphics card is broken and has thrown smoke twice, almost burning out! I managed to fix the problem ripping a connexion from the power supply, peeling off two cables to hook directly to the electrical connector from my graphics card. Nice, huh. My computer has been running for 6 months maybe more with this... workaround?. For that reason I can only do one thing at a time on my computer, that is I can not open the photoshop and record a Speedpaint at the same time. You really don't want to see what happens when I try... For that reason my videos are overlay images I've been saving.
Look at this: [link] That's all.
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