This is a painting I recently did in Corel Painter 2019. Painter is an app for the computer. It has just about every type of artistic media you can think of: pens, pencils, oils, watercolor, pastel, crayons, etc. It literally has hundreds of brushes. Over the years, I’ve collected thousands of brushes.
It has a pretty steep learning curve. But there are lots of videos available and classes available.
I did this piece using brushes I made myself. I pretty much only use brushes that I make anymore. I find that after having used Painter for such a long time, I’m very particular about my brushes. I want a brush(es) that’s going to do exactly what I want it to do.
I like getting new brushes from others, but I always will tweak them a bit to suit my needs.
This is a painting I recently finished in Painter 2019. I’m finding that I really like this version of Painter. It was released last summer. Rather than give us some gimmick like they usually do, they made all kinds of fixes under the hood. The app works so much better. It’s smoother than it used to be.
Usually I bitch about Painter quite a bit. But not right now. I’m very happy with it. They finally fixed most (not quite all) of what drove me crazy. Bravo Corel.
It’s a joy to paint and not have these buggy frustrations occur.
It’s my belief we are in the dinosaur era of digital. So we live in the equivalent of the pioneer days when people used to chop down their own tree to make wood for the fire place. Just think of what computers will be someday.
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This is a painting that is different for me. First, the colors are more muted. This must be due to getting the huge cataract out of my left eye. It’s not like I have a foggy curtain over my eye any longer. Does this mean I won’t do my bright paintings any more? They have been my signature for the last seven years. But perhaps it is time to move on. Second, the whole feel of the painting is different. It’s in a new direction. It goes down a different road. A road I have wanted to travel for a long time. But I didn’t know how to get there. There was no map. But I finally found another artist who’s giving ideas on Instagram and You Tube. Her name is Pat Butinsky. I really like her art. It’s free and fun.
Just the opposite of what I’ve been doing lately which has been tight and not so much fun.
Done in Painter 2019.
This is an abstract that I did while on a recent trip to Maui. I think I was somewhat influenced by some Hawaiian colors.
I did this on my iPad in an app called Procreate. Procreate is a go-to app for many artists who paint on their iPads. It is sold as an illustration app, but I use it as a painting app with no problems.
This is a painting that started as a drippy water color. I used colors that I don’t usually use. But I really loved them, so I continued with them and switched over to acrylics and liquid inks.
It’s always interesting to go with something new in a painting. It leads me down a new road and usually it’s a good road.
It’s the same way in life.
It’s not easy to try a new road. It’s easier to stay doing what you know. It’s safe and you know the outcome. But really in the long term it becomes boring.
I’m glad I tried these new colors. I think they’re yummy. I’m using them again in my newest painting.
Have a good day and let yourself try something new.
, best effort
, digital art
, liquid inks
This is my latest painting done in Corel Painter 2018 and Rebelle by Escape Motions.
I started it in Rebelle which is a fabulous app that mimics watercolors. It acts exactly like you are painting with real watercolors! Absolutely amazing. I use it to make drips. Which Painter just can’t do.
I ended up covering up all the drips but I left some of the watercolor blending. It’s really so subtle and wonderful.
In Painter I used acrylics to paint in textures. You get textures based on which papers you choose. Then you adjust your brush settings to the amount of paper texture you want.
After that I moved on to my present favorite thing to do. That is add liquid inks. They paint on their own layer. That’s because their layer had these special settings where you can tell the ink to become thick. Which I did. So that’s the lines that are standing up. Also the dots on those lines.
I finished with regular inks.
A very fun piece to work on.
Definitely this piece was an adventure for me.
Enjoy your day!
, best effort
, digital art
, iPad Pro
This last week a new app was released for iPhone and iPad. It’s called Kino Glitch. $1.99 at the App Store.
For those of you unfamiliar with Glitch apps, they’re meant to pretty much destroy your photo or drawing.
But this app is different. You have quite a bit of control over it. It’s different from any Glitch app I’ve ever used.
You choose the type of grid you want. Then you can adjust the size of the grid and how much Glitch effect comes through the grid. I chose none for this.
Then you can add a background and overlay.
You can also take your fingers and start moving the piece around. This is proving to be great fun.
The developer seems responsive to problems.
For anyone interested, I own a page on Instagram that features all kinds of photography, edits and art. If you would like to be featured, just tag to #BPA_Arts.
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