School Started or Closed.
I guess it Summer Vacation for You???
Lots of Free time...
BTW instead of Joining some Randome Coaching Class for 2D/3D Courses try to learn online...Money Saved+Learn Something. There is a Guy named bucky on Youtube..his channel is The "newboston"..he has tons of Nice Tut Vids to Kickstart Programming and Designing...Subscribe to it..in my early days of learning it was primary source of knowledge..BTW that Guy is Multi-Talented to say the least..give it a Try when You Can.
Since you are leanrer now you are free to choose subject or theme of Your Paintings and draw them as you wish..in this way you cna use the tools and learn how they work.
When you work as Professional Designer you are bound by strict subject and Constraints and there we cant EXPERIMENT with toolsets or techniques..we have to follow fixed Workpath to finish the ART or PRoject on time withouth compromising on Quality.
So EXPERIMENT as much as you can ...Thats the best way to learn..BE Practical in approach.
For eg the NY Disaster Painting you created was based on Nice idea and you could have Flamed it Up with custom Brush effects or have tried downloadinf some Fireball brushes to apply it to them.
Still you can do that..
Sorry for late reply.
You asked about Digital Painting.
First of all decided the Theme or Topic..it need not be a literal topic...anything abstract like a visual imagery of Black-white patters etc will work.
Just have a feel and sense of The image that want in the end.
AFTER That start with a white background doc in Photoshop.
Start by filling with solid colours or patterns/gradient for the base.
To generate the Imagery or designs use Random brushes or download specific brushes of your choice.
USe the filters bundled with PS.No need to master them.Just apply them to a base colour layer with some design patters....tweak up the sliders to get desired effect..even if you dont know what actually you are looking for you might find the it while toying with the filter sliders....Digital painting or art is not about perfection its about the concept and idea..the image should be Representative of what you wanted it to be.
2nd Spot to Racing Games,Hooked since 5th Class after I played NFS2.
RPG..rarely..they are long...and most of the time i have to end up in midway due to Time constraints..and hence i prefer my bucks on games which i enjoy plus can finish without having to regret i wasted my Cash on some game i never played to end.
Talking of GTA i have always rated Saints row Games above it.
I mean its feels much better to Play as Badass Gangsta Dude than just Gangsta Dude.
Recently played SAints row third...Great Game..Dx11 is there but dont makes much use of it other than causing Serious Frame drops.DX9 Version looks as good.