This is a Still Life Painting I did for the Skillshare class I’m doing this month! I’ll be going over the very basics of Photoshop usage, and you’re all still very welcome to sign up if you’re at all interested! EDIT: Good news, everyone!
Starting today, enroll for FREE in my online Skillshare class: Introduction to Photoshop: Digital Painting and Illustration! Go out there and make some amazing art! Check it out: skl.sh/1aswjMT
Oh my gosh yes! I am absolutely signing up. I've had CS5 for a couple years now, but I've only done basic photo editing. Any art I do is still traditional, but I've really wanted to start working in Photoshop. I've just had absolutely no idea where to begin. It's kind of an overwhelming program. Amazing, but overwhelming. I've also loved your work from the first day I found you on here, so to have a PS class by you might just be one of the greatest things ever!
I don't believe it's only done by peers, and even if the site would limit me to not being able to communicate with my students (which I believe it does) I would personally ask for any of the students to send me an email or something that I can get in touch with them, because as the teacher it would be my responsibility to make sure everyone is getting the feedback they need to make the class worthwhile
After reading the description, I began looking for points of detail which would betray this work as a painting. Literally the only point I could find was the log in the background. It seemed to lack the hard points and fine details of the rest of the works. However, with that said, when I first opened this image I immediately wondered why someone should have taken a photograph of these items together. I suspected it was a showcasing of leatherworking skills, with the other objects thrown in for detail. I had no idea it was painted at all.
The iron chain has rust on it. The bends show reflected light perfectly, and it seems the links have fallen in precisely the right way to show gravity's effects. They are absolutely convincing. The feather I cannot tell apart from the real thing; absolutely every detail is there. I feel like I could reach out and feel the smooth surface of the horn or the softness of the leather. It's stunning.
I have to say this is absolutely the best painting I have ever seen in my life, purely from a technical perspective. If I tried to find fault with it, I could not. I think I want it hanging in my living room, actually.