digital painting

today i snapped a picture of this gorgeous tree outside my office that always blooms early. it's a mess later when the blooms drop and we all track little white petals all throughout the building, but right now in the morning light or by sunset light, it is just beautiful. i came home and painted it with my new artrage program and bamboo tablet - the effects are wonderful, it feels and acts like real painting. i used three different "mediums" - pastels, glitter, and airbrushing. i opted to make it greener with less sky peeking through.