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"Goggy" - Sketchbook Drawing With Digital Paint Over - Copyright, 2020, Jephyr! All Rights Reserved

'Goggy'* — Digital Painting / Photo Study - Fall 2020

* I think it was my oldest nephew who called dogs,'goggys,'
when he was very little — and thinking of that still makes me smile.

A few years ago, I was using pastel pencils a lot and drew the first
iteration of this poochie 'photo study' in my sketchbook way back then.

One day I found that original drawing and had a laugh at
how TERRIBLE it was — SERIOUSLY — so I snapped a photo of it
and took it into digital painting software to see if I could improve it.

I started out in Photoshop because I already had it on my desktop
PC — but around that time I bought a new laptop and was looking for less
expensive painting software alternatives and thought I'd give Krita a try.

Krita is open-source freeware — and I discovered it is FANTASTIC.


Krita has excellent preset and editable brushes, color
palette options, and an intuitive interface which is similar to
Photoshop's — so I was up and running with it in no time.

In fact — Krita is now my "go-to" digital painting software.

Anyway — back to this "sketch" — I simply digitally
painted over the original pastel pencil — an decided to leave the
"evidence" that it originally came from my sketchbook.

Image: Copyright 2020, Jephyr (Jeff Curtis), All Rights Reserved