Saturday, August 04, 2012

Second Digital Painting Ever

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Ok, so this one was a little more ambitious than the last one I did, and I'm going to talk about it in a bit more detail.

So, for this one, I found a random pic of a model on the internet and sketched it traditionally with pencil and paper (I find it really difficult to sketch digitally for some reason). I then scanned the sketch, set it as a layer in art rage and used it as a guide. I also kept the original image to use as reference as I painted.

As I mentioned before, Artrage is difficult to get used to, but its definitely growing on me. I've messed about a bit with acrylics and oils, and Artrage is far closer to traditional painting than it is to photoshop. This means it's a steep learning curve (and requires you to unlearn a lot of things)...but it also means you can create a lot of effects that are much harder to achieve in a program like Photoshop.

Anyway, for the interested, this took me approximately 4 hours from start to finish, using Artrage 3 Pro and a Wacom Bamboo tablet.

Thursday, August 02, 2012

First Digital Painting Ever.

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So, I'm taking some time off work, so I took the opportunity today to do some drawing/painting.

I recently got a new graphics pad, (a Wacom Bamboo), and it came with a bit of software called 'Artrage 3'. It's a bit of a weird program. It's a pretty full featured art package, but I'd describe it more as a painting 'simulator'.

Unlike photoshop, it's just like painting on canvas. The paint will stay 'wet', the colors will mix on the canvas and it's a hell of a lot like traditional painting.Unfortunately, I suck at traditional painting and the interface was hard to get used to after years of photoshop.

Well, anyway, I played around with it for a couple of hours today and the above is the result.