Smudging Lake of the Isles

These are two digital drawings of Lake of the Isles in which I used a lot of digital smudging. I think it looks like the effect you’d get when you use oil pastels and do color blending. I think it can be too much. I prefer when it’s just a little and it looks like the edges of a shape are out of focus. Of course, representing something out of focus, only really happens in photography. If you draw from life, a shape, once you look at it in order to draw it, automatically shows up in focus.

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