Hey there. I’m doing a 100 portrait with the hard round brush challenge created by Lixin Yin. This is done with Krita’s default “b)_Basic-2_Opacity” brush.
I added a rule to myself, it has to be 1 hour. No less. No more. There is a reason for this: when I look back I always think “hopefully I didn’t stop at 30 or even 50 mins” and after 60 minutes my brain and emotions are toasted and I don’t want to get into the realism trap so I stop there.
This is very challenging and rewarding as the first 20 minutes are especially hard for self-confidence. But then brain wonders happen and it starts to look like the reference. Then on the next portrait, you have more self-confidence from the start.
I’ve started to do 1/day. I hope I can complete this within 3 months
Since krita has a recorder now, I couldn’t resist the urge to test it and record my process:
Here are my portraits so far: