I've had a lot of requests to post a tutorial on how I paint digitally, some nice requests, some not so nice. This is for the nice people. The rude people will be reported, as I was told by a DA mod I should do, and then blocked by me. I am not here to be bullied, I dealt with that enough growing up, I will not put up with it now. I'm not doing this because I feel I have anything to prove, I'm doing this because some people have asked me because they want to learn. And I'm all about broadening one's horizons.
So, here it is. My process. I do use a Smart Sharpen filter, as I've stated before, but I do not use an oil painting filter. I hope I've explained the process well enough for you all to follow, I hope it helps you on your artistic journey, even if you decide you don't like how I paint. We all have to decide how things work best for ourselves.
I paint because it gives me a sense of peace, which is why I've disabled all comments, because the bullies were destroying that peace. I'm sorry a few bad apples had to spoil things for everyone else, but I would rather just submit my work without having the anxiety of getting a nasty comment. I feel like I've explained myself way more than I should have to, which is why further bullying will be reported, deleted, then blocked without an explanation. I appreciate everyone who offered me their support and sent me kind messages, it really meant a lot to me.