WIP project: Wine in hand

So I have an extremely annoying habit where I just abbandon a lot of paintings halfway through. It has come to the point where I have more WIP’s than finished works, and it bothers the heck out of me.

So I thought, while I have a few days off for the holidays, I’d start a new project. I’m going way back into the WIP folder on my computer, all the way back to when I first got my tablet (and didn’t know how to use it), and finish all the things I started!

So below is the WIP unoriginally named “hand”, started in November 2015.

So, I work with Painttool SAI, and in the beginning, steadfast used a pencil to sketch my outlines. Which… doesn’t work well for me. I learned only like a year ago, that the pen tool is the way to, so I’m going to redo the entire sketch layer

before: look at all those lines
after:smooth and silky

Next up: What are colour layers even? I used to slap all colours together on one layer, and then blurred the fuck out of it with the blur tool. Now, I know IRL painting does this and it works out fine, but I’m not talented like that. You don’t have the ctr+z option IRL and I neeeeed that.

Then I went to sleep, woke up, looked at it again, realized it was horrible and redid it

tadaa

It is neither the neates or most skilled thing I ever done, but it’s finished, and I actually do like it.

I tried to play with light a bit, because just the canvas looked a bit flat, and it hasn’t turned out exactly how I wanted it to, but at least it does look a bit more dynamic.

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