Archive for the ‘Art’ Category

Portrait

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Portrait I did of my youngest sister. Corel Painter.

Portrait painting

Hands

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I finally had a chance to scan all my hands studies.

I used Bridgman’s 100 Hands book for most of them

 

Old Stuff

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Found some old things on my drive

One is some whiteboard doodle, and another was a quick paintover I did from Conceptart

Old Whiteboard Doodle

Old Doodle on a whiteboard application

http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=150316

 

Lei Lei or Hsien Ko

Quick Paintover of Hsien Ko

iFaraday and Acase stylus for iPad

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I recently found an iPad 64gb and have been playing with it.  I was curious as to what drawing programs were out there. While I wish there was pressure sensitivity, the one thing that was most difficult was using the finger. Obviously I needed a stylus. I’ve tried the foam Pogo stylus on my iPod touch before but was not a fan of it. So after one recommendation I did try the Acase which was under 10 dollars at the time I bought it off Amazon – http://amzn.com/B004O9A8FU

While it’s fairly responsive and glides rather well, I was still curious if there was better.

I also at that time bought 2 stylus pens from a company called iFaraday – http://ifaraday.com/ I found these interesting.

I do like the iFaraday ones. I had purchased 2 to see how they performed.

The firmer feel one is in blue, and the regular dome for artists was in black. The responsiveness of the black one is amazing. I can use a feather touch and get a response. The blue one takes a bit more work but doesn’t feel streaky.

iFaraday in test tubes next to the Acase stylus

iFaraday in test tubes next to the Acase stylus

The above shows you how they arrived. The iFaraday were in test tubes, which was pretty cute. There was foam inside the tube at the bottom to keep the tip safe.

 

iFaraday stylus vs Acase

iFaraday stylus vs Acase

Here you can see the size difference between the iFaraday and Acase.

 

Acase tip and iFaraday tip

Acase tip and iFaraday tip

 

You can see how the tips look here. Acase is a rubber tip and iFaraday is cloth

 

The two tips of the iFaraday

The two tips of the iFaraday

Here are the two tips of iFaraday. The black one has great responsiveness to the lightest touch while the blue one has a firmer feel.

Both were the same price of $14-15 dollars so they’re comparable in price to other stylus since Acase is almost the same price when not on sale.

Corel Painter 12 DVD Case

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I received my dvd for Corel Painter 12 when I beta tested the program.

 

 

 

I really wish I got the can because I love that artist on the cover of it and it would go with my Painter 6 can.

I was happy to test the product and will be willing to do so again. Gotta work on art so I can be one of those Painter contributors.

Urban Fantasy Tag

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Vanilla Urban Shirt Tag

Vanilla Urban Shirt Tag

I saw some stickers on the bus and a post on CG Hub and felt inspired to do it. I don’t consider it finished because I am going to redo the perspective of the head. I picked up a few urban photoshop brushes and used it for the bottom. The sketch was done in Sketchbook Pro.

All of it done on a tablet PC LE1600

Umm… I just find this cute

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One of the watercolor commissions I worked on.  I ended up going into a different direction

I'm gonna eat you lil fishies

I'm gonna eat you lil fishies

Two things pop into mind.

The Metal Gear Solid alert sound when you’re discovered.

“FISH!” – The Cat from Red Dwarf

Impressionist study

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Quick Study

Quick Study

In a Garden, Corfu – Master Copy [Edit]

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Had to edit a few things, mostly with the hands (there are 3)

All done with the Sargent Brush in Painter

In a Garden, Corfu - Master Copy Edit

After 90 or so hours…Sargent Study

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I remember giving up a while back hoping the next upgrade of Corel Painter would fix the problem I had and it didn’t. I finally finished the image (maybe need to do a few touchups for blending).

I’m posting the high resolution one here.

This is the original:

John Singer Sargent

John Singer Sargent

Here is my study, in High Res.

In a Garden: Corfu - Master Copy

In a Garden: Corfu - Master Copy

This definitely was about 90 hours or more of work. This was due to the fact Corel Painter has a nasty bug I’ve seen in at least 3 versions.  I often had to go back and rework areas because Painter will quit on you. I did save as frequently as possible though when it will crash was never a certainty.

I really learned a lot with this picture. The goal was to learn about the Sargent Brush in Painter as well as how he did his colors. I spot checked with a picker to see how close or far I was, but I never directly color picked from the source. In some cases, due to the reproduction, I think it would have been worse.  I’m so worn out and will tweak parts of this later. I know I’m definitely spotting the local color now. He definitely had a good eye and knew how to handle color temperatures.

Sargent is definitely a master. If you’re interested in seeing more of his works visit http://jssgallery.org/Thumbnails/Sargent_Paintings_Index.htm

Anders Zorn is another favorite I may try painting sometime.

I definitely need to give thanks to Jason Manley for his color theory workshop and his help in pushing me in the right direction for this picture. I hope I did it justice!