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It's crazy to think that I haven't seriously sat down to paint since 2010. I've sketched and dabbled a bit. But things at work were so crazy that it didn't really leave energy for any side projects. I put all my extra energy into trying to move my career forward.

But here we are and I'm soon to be laid off. So while I figure out what to do next and look for my next gig, I've started to pick up the Wacom stylus again.

I've been watching a lot of oil painting tutorials on YouTube and I really wanted to try mixing colors like that rather than the way Photoshop does it. That led me to look around and I finally settled on Art Rage. Not only for the color mixing, but also they have a nice interface for dealing with reference photos and palettes that I found matched my workflow.

I'm still getting the hang of the oil brush. I'm having problems getting soft blends without resorting to the palette knife tool. Looking forward to practicing more with it.

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Mike
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kit-kit-kit Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015   Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch!^^
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opeyuvadown Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Your stuff is awesome! If you haven't already, please consider uploading any fan art you may have to our fan art site, Fan Art International: [link]
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jht888 Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
Mike thank you for the Watch and BTW your painting style's great :#1:
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mking2008 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Your paintings are inspiring me to practice more.
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jht888 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
You're welcome :);)
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duperhero Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Student Photographer
Happy 2nd, Mike!
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:iconmking2008:
mking2008 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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duperhero Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Student Photographer
You're welcome!
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LoveRobin Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
Early Happy Anniversary
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mking2008 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! Just wish there had been more time to paint these last few months.
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