I wonder what my professors would think of my digital paintings?
Despite the absence of oil paint, linseed oil and the reassuring swish of bristles on canvas, painting with pixels, at least the way I do it, still feels like painting. All of the principles and processes I learned from my professors, Andy Sichel and Joan Semmel, are still valid every time my plastic stylus touches the glass screen. I start with broad areas and big shapes and rigorously work my way towards details and edges.
Procreate, the wonderful piece of software I use to create these paintings, has an incredible number of brushes, textures and ways to paint and draw anything imaginable. I however, use a single brush that I customized to mimic the application of oil paint to canvas.