This certainly has been an interesting experiment for me, on several levels. I learned a lot about the various apps. While I can see potential in each one, Brushes is by far the easiest for me to feel some competency using. I get the cleanest colors and most predictable marks. I’m not giving up on the others, just recognizing I will need to work with them a lot more.
By working on a similar image in each program, I have a much clearer idea of what each app is going to be best at, and where it’s going to be challenging. I think I got to this understanding much faster by doing this, than if I had just done a series of random unrelated images.
It was a bit unnerving to post my first sketches, things that would normally get deleted or kept only as a learning tool. It was helpful in letting go of another layer of perfectionism in any form.
Here is the whole series:
Art Rage Fish