I find that producing these sketches break down creative barriers quickly. In this case more are better and I do 20 or more of these critters. The more images I churn out, the more creative they become. And I’m doing them in half the time, of course, thanks to the Mirror Painting tool! I save the individual files. I’ll go through all the doodles and check the ones that I like. These sketches can then become refined paintings, and I often use Painter scripts to record the painting process. Here’s how it’s done…
The Script panel
I click Window> Scripts, and the Scripts panel appears. This shows a large preview image of the active script, smaller icons of the current script library, and three small icons at the bottom of the panel for creating, importing and exporting scripts. There are also four black buttons: the Stop, Play, Record and Pause controls.