They say we get better with practice. Drawing on paper is different and a good exercise. I draw hands in different position to clear my mind.
Sometimes I start drawings in #Corel Painter just to practice using the different tools. For this leaf, I tried the Impasto gloop to start the veins and the FX distorto to shape them. In a previous drawing, I discovered that the Slow Flow airbrush is great to create shadow areas.
I did this pencil sketch to practice proportion and a possible character for the book. The hand turned out to be the most difficult part. I cleaned it up in Photoshop and finally drew the hand with the pencil tool in ArtRage 4.
I had a need to be creative. Yesterday, I took a photo of a Goesta blooming on my windowsill with my iPad.
In Photoshop, I removed the background.
With Kuler, I found the colour harmony for the base layer, saved everything in PSD.
Opened the file in Corel Painter 2015, used several of the oil brush variants to
rework the layers and to blend them.