Here is to my mother! And all the mothers in the world!
Thank you for all your sacrifices, your nurturing ways and your unconditional love.
Originally I wanted to do this mother's day card like usual, with watercolor, but during the drawing process, I got carried away with the details and I ended up with this:
I really loved the drawing at that time and the thought of having to transfer all that to watercolor paper just felt so tedious. So after a good while of contemplating, I decided this was the perfect opportunity to practice painting in photoshop.
I've been using photoshop for quite awhile now, though I have always preferred to digitally paint with Corel Painter. Thanks to some photoshop friends that showed me their ways, and after downloading and testing tons of brushes AND organizing them, I was finally ready to take on this opportunity!
I liked it, and when I printed this out on watercolor paper, I have people think it was done in traditional mediums! Also I'm feeling a bit more comfortable painting with photoshop, though I do suspect I will go back and forth between the 2 programs. All and all, a nice little success!