Just thought i’d share this: i’m starting 2021 off with something i’ve been meaning to do for a few years: do some abstract oil painting!
My plan of action is to first mock up the artwork in CG, then transfer it over to canvas.
I had it in my head that Photoshop must be the tool of choice for this, so i’ve spent a few days diving into it, and have come to the conclusion that it’s a really piss-poor, dated and crappy program. I’m sure it must be great at doing something (like removing all the soul from photography LOL), but when you’re used to the vast potential of Blender, it just seems so half-assed and poorly thought through & basic. There’s just too much to list.
I also had a look at Illustrator, and for some things it’s better, but really, AI and PS should just be one program, i don’t see the logic in having them separate, other then to enrich the Adobe shareholders.
So anyway, i’ve decided to attempt the impossible, and mock up the artwork all in Blender. It just has so much more potential for what i want to do (create funky shapes).
For your viewing pleasure, here’s my first attempt. This isn’t very serious, it was just a test to try the whole workflow, hopefully much better stuff to come.