When it comes to digital painting, I primarily use 2 different techniques. In the above sketch, I started with a line drawing before filling in the tonal values. Watch the YouTube video below to see how I do it.
Week 5 of Dice Tsutsumi and Robert Kondo's Schoolism course required us to do still life studies in 2 different lighting setups - diffused and direct lighting. I was reintroduced to more props for this particular study as I just moved back to Singapore so this exercise was pretty enjoyable.
Due to the scarcity of props in my Seattle apartment, I actually finished the Week 6 assignment first. For this particular assignment, we were required to create imaginary lighting setups to a scene.