Hi folks, I'm new here - freelance Character Designer by trade but very much a 24/7 artist!

I just started with ArtRage and thought I'd keep a sketchbook here. I don't have the money, space or means to learn traditional oil painting so I'm trying it out in the program to see what kind of results I can get. I've always loved Alla Prima work and get excited by the mark making of artists like Richard Schmid, Robert Lemler and David Shevlino (as well as the usual culprits such as Sargent, Zorn and Sorolla).

The only tools I've been using so far are the Oil Brush and Palette Knife on the Essential Canvas, painting on one layer to keep things as "traditional" (and uncomplicated) as possible. Hoping to update this thread periodically with experiments! My first paintings are below...just fruit and veg for now. Cheers!

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