Here is another exercise to help me become more acquainted with painting digitally. J.C. Leyendecker was one of the best painters to come out of the 20th century. He was a master artist that created hundreds of beautiful works in his career. Anyways, here is a copy from a section of one of his paintings.
I did the work in Photoshop working as if I were using the sight size method. It incorporated a lot of measuring and seeing. Then I created a palette to use avoiding just grabbing colors from the original. That doesn’t teach anything.
Here is the digital image I worked off of. It is a close up section of the painting below that someone had the privilege of seeing the original and photographed it.By getting into the details of this painting, I was able to see the mastery that went into the painting. Leyendecker wasted no stroke. Everything was so precisely put in place. Another fun exercise.