9th in the David Cook Cheer On series! I'm doing one a day until he wins American Idol. Or the show ends. But he's a winner no matter what the outcome!
I made this one in Painter, mainly to stave off the boredom that is starting to creep in after 9 paintings of this guy. I had to spice it up a bit, so I tried it in a software I hadn't used in several years. They made some improvements to Painter since last I tried it in 2005ish, but it's still sluggish and crashed a few times on me without warning. I don't know what kind of NASA capable computer you need to run Painter without waiting for every brush stroke, but mine still ain't good enough.
Nonetheless, I LOVE the way the brush strokes look. I love it enough to continue seeking a way to use both Photoshop and Painter in tandem for optimal results. I uploaded this one huge to show off the brush-strokey goodness. Enjoy!
PS: Cutting this one close! Any buffer I had built up is officially gone. Tomorrow and Tuesday will be verrrry interesting. The "David Cook Cheer-On" series: