Tampa Outdoor Artists- Rivercrest Park

After my last plein air adventure, the Adobe Sketch app had some pretty significant updates.  Brushes now have more customization and allow you to use a few features also available in the desktop app.  Brushes can now be fine tuned in their opacity, stroke direction, etc, but the layers can also now be adjusted and reorganized as well.  Still waiting on layer effects to be implemented, but I'm really happy with the updates Adobe is making for their sketching app.


I took some reference photos (since the little man can only handle watching me draw trees for so long) and brought the start of my plein air sketch into Photoshop when I got home to go back into the piece in further detail. I played around with some high contrast saturation texture layers, more detail in the moss and bark, and masking brushes.  I'd been looking at a few digital artists which made me realize that the piece lacked a strong focal point so I tried a few more attempts at texture painting to rectify that. I love the possibilities Photoshop has and now that they're giving their app more flexibility the possibilities are even more attainable.