I've gotten in the habit of keeping Painter open in the background while I work. While tests are running or during video-conference meetings, I practice drawing. It's kind of like artistic stretching: mostly, I try to draw good circles. Sometimes I try drawing rows of straight, equally-spaced lines. Occasionally I'll do a gesture drawing, or shade a basic shape. Often, I'll try out different Painter tools (brush types). This last aspect of the process is very important: I'm "discovering my media", digitally. At the moment, I like a combination of Pencil, Pastel, and Chalk, with some Blenders and Erasers.

Here's an example. : )


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