I find it’s easy to get stuck in a rut with photoshop, or maybe just with style in general – photoshop shouldn’t be blamed. I need to loosen up! Here’s this morning’s digital painting. I started by just blocking in darks and lights over a mish-mashed photograph (as suggested here) and tried to not use the undo button much. You can’t really see the photograph at all, but it does contribute to some of the fiery oranges in there. I think it certainly helped me find a direction with this painting, and I’ll use the technique again in the future.