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'Strato FE' — Digital Painting - Copyright 2022 - Jephyr - All Rights Reserved

'Strato FE'

Digital Painting — September 2022

A few years ago, I was working almost
exclusively with 'real world' media — either drawing
with graphite pencils — or using pastels, etc.

Though, I often thought about getting a
laptop with a large 17" screen for digital painting —
and one day found a used one at a local shop.

It was powerful, but expensive — so I
prayed about getting it — and then still unsure if I
was making the right decision — a few days later I
parted with some sweet cashola and walked
out the door with it under my arm.

Now a few years later I can assuredly say
I LOVE IT — use it almost every day for painting — and


Sometime in 2019, I created the first version of 'Strato'
(new version above) in a 'real world' sketchbook — colored with
pastel pencils — and you can find that effort here.

Looking back now — I see all the weaknesses and
flaws in that original design and execution. So I decided
to revisit that image using my 'new' laptop & actually thought
it would be an easy project — just to 'clean it up a bit'
and make some adjustments — but if you compare
today's image with the old one — you'll see I reworked
it extensively — and though it took way longer than
anticipated, I'm pleased with the new version.


This image was digitally painted using a Wacom Tablet Interface
and Krita— awesome, FREE! computer painting software



Image Copyright 2022, Jephyr! (Jeff Curtis)
All Rights Reserved