, 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!
Deep In The Forest was a fun one to paint.
I started it in Painter with liquid inks splayed all over the page in bright colors. Then I took it into Rebelle. Rebelle, is a new digital painting application that has amazing watercolor and ink effects. I was able to get wonderful drips flowing out of the liquid inks.
Then I brought the painting back into Painter and finished it with Blend Camel Hair brushes I made. I had so much fun finding flowers and little animals.
As always, light and dark values were a challenge, but I think I did pretty well with them.
Another problem I’ve had is putting something right smack dab in the middle of the painting. This happens more often with rectangle-shaped canvases, so I have moved to using square canvases.
I’m Calling You
I have been wanting to use more kinds of media in my work to give it more interest and texture. In this piece, I used liquid inks, pencils and oils.
I have decided to focus on getting better values in my paintings. Values (or tones) are the darks and lights in a painting. Not so much the colors, as their values. For instance, a highly saturated yellow can have a dark value in a painting.
I was dismayed when I first learned this about value. I love to use really bright colors. But doing that in the painting means that the painting won’t have much depth. If you don’t have much depth, you usually don’t have much of a painting.
So, what’s a girl like me to do? I have had to tone down my colors. I looked to the Impressionists. They have incredibly bright paintings, or so it would seem. However, many of them used greys in their paintings to make their other colors look bright.
Right now, in my paintings using grey is just not something I’m up for. So I started adding highly saturated colors that also contained a lot of white. That way, I can get better values going in my paintings.
I’ve been working with a new category of brushes in Painter, the app I use. They are called liquid inks. Painter has a category for regular inks, but liquid inks are a whole other thing.
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