Today I took another pass at those studies using a painting brush instead of a pencil. It might be a good idea to use a palette so I can have lights, mid tones, and darks without relying on the pressure of my brush so much. My problem is I like to stick to one brush and one color to see just how much I can do with it. Switching distracts me and I either forget I have options or I rely on extremes too easily. “Oh, this is dark? Lets jump to the darkest color possible right away.” Working digitally is nice because you can use tools to block in, blend, and automate things that would take forever to fiddle with individually. The thing is you still need to spend a lot of care and attention to utilize those tools correctly.