Painting: Gothic Towers / by J. Logan Carey

I’ve been wanting to practice some environmental paintings for a long time, but I’ve put it off because I’m afraid of being bad at it. Do other people do this? It seems so nonsensical to do this. Of course I will not be amazing at this if I’ve never done it before, but how the hell can I improve on nothing? It’s impossible! So here we go.

I saw an intriguing reference photo on Twitter and decided to try painting a haunting, Gothic style version of it in Procreate.

Here’s a quick timelapse of the sketch.

The reference photo…

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I’ll definitely be working on more painting sketches (is that a thing"?) in the future to try and improve. Clearly need to work on perspective and composition, but that’s what practice is for.