A friend made a deal with me to pick an artist we like and then draw a still life in their style. I picked the gouache skulls from @AngelaSungArt because…look at them!: https://twitter.com/AngelaSungArt/status/1303073681669672961
For a while now I’ve been looking at all the lovely studies done in Heavypaint on Twitter—a broad school I’ve begun to call cybergouache. Couldn’t get the hang of the app, so decided to try and fake it with Krita; emulating an app I’ve barely used emulating a medium I’ve never used…
I like the result but couldn’t do what I set out to: Couldn’t go bold and impressionistic enough with the shapes. Certainly didn’t make it colorful enough. The comp is stiff, the textures haphazard. But most damningly, I ended up cheating—used multiple layers
The brushes I made for this have a lot of potential though. They’re nice and chunky and mutate colors with every stroke and dab like Heavypaint.
Will try again with a variant that doesn’t mix colors and scales in size so I don’t feel like I have to / can layer things