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Hey everyone! Here are some answers to the most frequent questions:

- I use photoshop cs6
- I use a wacom intuos 4 ( you cannot do this w/ a mouse unless you are crazy :D )
- Most of the brushes I use come with photoshop. I have many in my brush pack ( which is available in my main youtube page through a link) but honestly I use 4 or 5 at most. Brushes don't matter and won't make your painting better. Just choose 2 or 3 brushes that feel good to you and stick to those.
- I am 98% self-taught, I just went 1 year to university which didn't teach anything related to digital painting.
- If you are just starting, avoid using stuff like photo-textures. This is one of the worst shortcuts that you can try to take. Learn to actually paint stuff without resorting to this kind of thing, or it will come to bite you in the ass later on. ( I made this mistake and regret it very much )
- You don't need talent. Talent is a myth. You just need dedication and to really love what you are doing. Practice everyday and don't give up. Learn to love to draw. Just draw draw draw paint paint paint. It doesn't matter if it's digital or traditional. Just do it. Software or brushes or whatever doesn't matter, just stop making excuses and draw/paint as much as you can. It's easier said than done but there is no secret and there are no shortcuts, just do it.

Best of luck and thank you all for the nice comments! I will soon have a lot more time to make more videos, so stay tuned :)

JJcanvas

commented on a video on YouTube.
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Hey everyone! Here are some answers to the most frequent questions:
- I use photoshop cs6
- I use a wacom intuos 4 ( you cannot do this w/ a mouse unless you are crazy :D )
- Most of the brushes I use come with photoshop. I have many in my brush pack ( which is available in my main youtube page through a link) but honestly I use 4 or 5 at most. Brushes don't matter and won't make your painting better. Just choose 2 or 3 brushes that feel good to you and stick to those.
- I am 98% self-taught, I just went 1 year to university which didn't teach anything related to digital painting.
- If you are just starting, avoid using stuff like photo-textures. This is one of the worst shortcuts that you can try to take. Learn to actually paint stuff without resorting to this kind of thing, or it will come to bite you in the ass later on. ( I made this mistake and regret it very much )
- You don't need talent. Talent is a myth. You just need dedication and to really love what you are doing. Practice everyday and don't give up. Learn to love to draw. Just draw draw draw paint paint paint. It doesn't matter if it's digital or traditional. Just do it. Software or brushes or whatever doesn't matter, just stop making excuses and draw/paint as much as you can. It's easier said than done but there is no secret and there are no shortcuts, just do it.

Best of luck and thank you all for the nice comments! I will soon have a lot more time to make more videos, so stay tuned :)
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