Friday, July 27, 2012

Lonely *IF


 
Her gaze feels a bit lonely or pensive, deep in thought.  I wonder what she’s thinking, and if it is the same thing she was thinking yesterday.

This is a pencil drawing I scanned a while back, but for the first time I’ve added a badly need pattern to her kimono.  This was just my first test.  It’s a simple pattern I created myself after watching a Corel Webinar by Carlyn Beccia demonstrating her technique for creating patterns and oil painting techniques in Corel Painter 12.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ls2CEf8iduU&feature=results_main&playnext=1&list=PL0855FBB78AA1604F  .  Also Carlyn's book just came out: Digital Painting for the Complete Beginner.   http://www.amazon.com/Digital-Painting-Complete-Beginner-Carlyn/dp/0823099369 , which I also bought.

This is a great demo and book if you are like me.  I have been learning this program as I go.  I’m not a beginner, but I have many gaps in understanding this program, and I also use Photoshop to check color and crop before I send off my artwork or print it.  Painter 12 is a great digital tool for creating traditional feeling artwork.  I love it.  I use it to recreate my gouache, colored pencil and salt technique on paper for children’ illustration. Sadly, I have also limited myself to all of the other wonderful tools and brushes available.  I’m in a self-teaching mode as I need things, and Carlyn’s demo helped me easily add this wonderful pattern feature to workspace.   It will be great for my next project!   

11 comments:

Cindy D. said...

Just beautiful! Soft and so pretty and the color is amazing! I have approximately zero knowledge of digital painting but I would not have guessed this is digital. She seems so wise and serene. Wow!

ashley said...

very pretty!

Sweet Harvey LLC said...

This piece is so beautiful. Your work is so elegant and soft - lovely!

- Brandi

Jessica Warrick said...

Very cool. You have a great style and color sense, nice work!

k.h.whitaker said...

beautiful :)

Elizabeth Struk said...

BEAUTIFUL!!

josh pincus is crying said...

very cool. captures the mood of "lonely".

Amalou said...

This is lovely. Congratulations on your published children's books... you're very talented.

Stephen Macquignon said...

Great colors!

Creations By Mit said...

Gorgeous! Love her expression and the overall soft feel of this!

Mhie Recio said...

so lovely!
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