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I want to make this into a sort of group exercise concentrating on digital painting, color and observation.
The challenge is to take a piece of fruit, or any other simple form lying around, and do a color still life of it.
I'm going to post my process of that i went through to create a painting of an apple (hopefully more people will join in to get some community going!)
Step 1: Sketch
The only thing that i am focusing on in this step is to get the basic form of the object down, as well as the placement of the shadows and major landmarks, not so much on details.
Step 2: Block In Color
Again not going for realism, just using a hard brush to get the colors i can readily observe on the subject. This is probably the most important step.
Step 3: Blend
Just using the eye dropper tool and a hard brush with opacity set to pen pressure.
Step 4: Details
Finally we add a few details.
Hope that this inspires some works to be generated, it would be great if everyone could post their process shots to to let us in on your painting technique and possibly give some more specific critique.
Edit: Whoops misspelled sketch in the drawing...whatever...i'm too lazy to fix it.