When using a digital image as a reference, you bring the photo into the painting environment and create a tracing paper overlay and paint on the layers, picking up the underlying colors. The results vary depending on which media brushes you use. It can be a lot of fun, but also take up a considerable amount of time when you keep chasing the small details.
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7/21/2017 2:25 PM
A very good painting - nicely done!