Whooohoo, I finally finished the first tutorial that I uploaded to My Patreon Page .
“Here is the first tutorial I promised for the Cheetah painting I will be working on soon. Whether I will continue with these depends on the response and my ability to improve the product I am giving you. One concern is that the quality of the images is not what I hoped for in the document. I saved them as jpeg, which may have knocked the quality down so I will see if a tiff file will work better. Another concern is that this is a cumbersome way of presenting the material. Finally, as I delve deeper into the actual painting, the steps and results will be harder to document in this manner.
With that being said, I think this first tutorial is very good for anyone with a passing acquaintance of Gimp 2.8 that is thinking of playing around with it as a digital painting program. I explain a lot about the use of layers (basically sheets of paper) and how they interact with each other. I show how you can take the drawing you scan in and separate the pencil sketch from the white background, along with why you would want to. I show in this tutorial all the steps I take in setting up everything I will use to make the final painting. In addition, I give many of the reasons for my choices and some examples of what I did before learning to set up as I do now.”