22 July 2014 - Turin, Italy
12" x 16", Corel Painter X3
I'm really enjoying using Corel Painter so far. I was worried that I'd have difficulty using the pen-and-tablet format, but it's worked out surprisingly well. Now all I need is a bigger monitor.
I'm finding that using virtual paint is easier - more precise, more predictable - than real painting. I guess that shouldn't be surprising. It's also a lot cleaner :). It was just a matter of familiarizing myself with the properties of the various painting tools. I've only experimented with some of them so far, and, really, I've only scratched the surface of the software's versatility. I'll keep experimenting away...
10 July 2014 - near Avigliana, Italy
Corel Painter X3
This was an experiment, trying out Corel Painter X3. I basically tried to use the same stylistic approach and approximately the same colors as when I'm "really" painting.
I thought I'd give virtual art a try because I'm stockpiling way too many paintings. I'm running out of storage space. And not painting or slowing down did not seem like viable options.
I can't imagine entirely giving up "real" painting, but I hope this proves to be another outlet for my painting obsession. It's certainly not the same visceral experience, but it's still a creative process, which is much of the fun of painting. And right now it's rather a technical challenge, trying to figure out the software. To be continued...
I post my recent painting efforts, mostly Impressionistic-influenced landscapes, on my blog, Small Grey Cat Studio, plus other random ramblings, especially regarding our German Shepherd pup; Large Yellow Dog is my now archived everything else blog.