How to paint traditionally in Photoshop

Depending on the style I want for a project, different approaches to creating an image can be taken. It can be very stylised, a watercolour, an etching, a photo collage, a photorealistic piece, and so on.

Lately I've been working on digital images that look like traditional paintings. The techniques centre on building volumes while thinking about how light describes them in real life. I focus on the big shapes, trying not to get into details.

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Bianca has worked in games, film, television and advertising for the past seven years. She's now a concept artist at Ubisoft Massive, in Malmö, Sweden.