So I am totally out of my personal comfort zone now and really enjoying the feeling of freedom !
This picture actually started off as a texture and then I started to play around with it in Corel Painter….
As I was moving the pixels around I started to see a mountain range and sunrise (or sunset) beginning to emerge.
It’s still surprises me how powerful digital painting can be and how an abstract pattern can turn into something completely different.
Another day another portrait ! This time the very lovely Carolina who I had the pleasure of photographing earlier this year
I wanted the picture to have a real painterly look about it with bold brash marks as if I had attacked the canvas with a brush heavily loaded with paint
However, here I am sitting quietly in my room gently dabbing at my Wacom Tablet – Digital art is much gentler and when you make a mistake (which I often do) it’s easy to delete and start again…. bliss
Todays digital painting is from a photo I took last year of the very lovely Fredau Wallace – the original photograph gained a Silver Medal and Best Portrait in the recent Northern Counties International Salon
I wondered what the photo would look like if I painted it digitally using soft chalks…… now I know :-)
Continuing with my foray into the impressionist world here is my latest offering… A little girl with a wheelbarrow.
I enjoy painting digitally – all the fun of “real painting” without the ‘orribe smell of oil paint and turps. Its a joy not to have to clean the digital brushes too !
I love Monet’s paintings so thought that I would have a bit of an attempt at doing something in his style
My first attempt ………… if I had a day job I wouldn’t be giving it up :-)
Here is my version and the original source photo (taken by myself some years ago)
Having lots of fun today making patterns
Patterns can be made from all manner of pictures
Abstract “paintings” can be made into a pattern
and even ivy leaves on a dusty floor can be turned into something more interesting……. patterns are everywhere :-)
Today I have been enjoying myself playing with Corel Painter 2016 again. I think that portraits can be quite tricky for novices like me but … as I like to push my own personal boundaries, I thought would have a go at a portrait anyway
Loved the whole experience of producing this “painting” and will have another try (with another portrait) tomorrow