November 30, 2010

I ended up buying Painter yesterday. I tried to put everything I’ve learned so far about digital art into this next piece. I attempted to get more “air” in it and focused on lighting and modulated colors. I also wanted to do something more personal and atmospheric. It’s called “Twentysomething.”

I might work on it a bit more, if I do I will post a new image.

Newest Painter Image

November 11, 2010

Here’s the next one. I tried to focus on clarity and made some progress in that arena. I wonder if I sacrificed the lighting a little bit as a result. It also took a much longer time. Still not perfect – which it will never be – but better, and that’s all I can really hope for.

The portrait of Abram was pretty much my first attempt at trying to complete anything in a digital medium. The big difference is that this took me like 15-20 hours in Photoshop, while the Painter image from the last post only took about 5-6 hours. I really think I’ve been converted to the digital medium. I started viewing it as a serious contender for my artistic output last month, and I’m pretty convinced it is for me. I have 20 days or so left in my Painter free trial, so we will see.

Me and my brother are still working on an Aftermath rewrite. Check back for updates.

I’m going to start a new digital piece in Painter tomorrow that hopefully will have the clarity of (parts of) this image, but without the insane hours.

Since I don’t have any new images to post – here is that other one again! Woohoo!

Next Painter Image

November 3, 2010

This is my next attempt at Painter. Needs more “air” in it, but it’s an improvement overall.

*added slightly updated image 11/5