I wanted to do something to demonstrate what I’ve been saying about the clone brush in another thread.
I was also keen to try the technique in combination with the layered impasto effect I posted about a couple of weeks ago. I didn’t have much to demonstrate the effect before as I’ve never actually used it for a painting.
I’m not sure this qualifies as a full painting either - but I think it’s a better showcase for the effect at least.
Aside from that - I also tried to keep my process similar to working with real paint. So I did a toned background, then a loose sketch (in paint). The rendering was done on a single separate layer with the impasto effect applied. I also created an area on a new layer where I painted out a palette to sample from.
The vast majority of the painting was done using only the clone brush - sampling from the on-canvas palette, or the canvas itself. No photos were involved - the still life was set up below and to the side of my monitor and just used the natural light from the window. I wasn’t being fussy about accuracy or realism; aiming for a more sketchy-painterly interpretation.
Oh yeah! - And the onion is the same one I painted in the other thread; It’s been sat there all this time and it’s starting to go rotten!