I think I will begin with the one I like the best. I use a Wacom tablet which makes sketching and painting feel more like the real thing. This is a rough sketch of my son's Little Miss 7. She is a beautiful little girl with gorgeous eyes. This sketch isn't all that good, except I think it looks like her, which is really difficult for me to do.
|Sorry it is a little light, but if you click on it, you will see it better.|
Art Rage is a computer drawing/painting program that I used a little bit about a year ago. I had version 2.5 then. I just upgraded to Studio Pro and am trying to learn all about it. There is much to learn and I am promising myself that I will do something with it every day so that I can really learn how to use it to the fullest.
This is my first attempt using the watercolor brush in this program. I need to learn better how to use the presets and settings to optimize the tools. I used a photo I had as a reference.
|I really need to learn better how to use the watercolor brush and layers.|
I also tried to colorize the girl sketch from the other day. It was really difficult, but I did most of it in Art Rage and then exported it (layers and all) into Photoshop to finish. I love how this program works seamlessly with Photoshop. I think I can use some of the settings and presets of Photoshop in Art Rage, but haven't tried that yet.
Here, for what it is worth, is my girl sketch with color.
|I liked her better as just a pencil sketch, but I am learning how to use this program.|
And finally I played a bit with their stencils that come with the program to make this little flower.
|I've gotta admit it was fun to play with this.|
That is all I have for today. I hope to get a couple of books done today so I can share them. I am doing a coptic stitch with the "Good Luck" book covers and an open spine over tapes with another.
For now, I have to get in the shower. I am going into town with a friend to finish up my Christmas shopping. It is freezing (wind chill 9º F.) and I'd much rather just bundle up and play in my art room, but I am hopeful that I can finish up today and then wrap at my leisure.
I'm so glad you came to visit today and really appreciate your friendship and your comments/critiques. I hope you have a wonderful day. Keep warm and hold close those you love.