Sunday, January 10, 2016

Corel Painter 2016 Brush Engine Mastery Class - on Hiatus

I regret to say I have come to the conclusion there is no way to finish the BEM series with the many bugs I have found in Camtasia Studio/Windows 10. Techsmith's tech support tells me Microsoft may release a patch to address these in March -- but it seems just as likely Camtasia Studio 9 will be released by then. Either way I will try again at that point... and update here if I can get things working.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

VTC Corel Painter 2016 Tutorial Series Released

In the Fall of 2015 I produced an 8-hour class on Corel Painter 2016 for VTC, which has been released today. This series is geared towards new users, or users who have not upgraded for several versions. The essential basics are all covered, and there is a heavy focus on learning to customize the software workspace to suit your workflow.

You can go to VTC's webpage for the class here -- I also have placed a list of links directly to the free videos in the sidebar to the right.

Monday, November 16, 2015

WIP Watercolor

I have been pretty busy lately. After wrapping up recording for the (hopefully) soon to be released VTC Corel Painter 2016 video tutorial series, I began recording tutorials for a side project for Next Limit Technologies (I'll announce here when that is released as well). While working on that I have also been working on a new watercolor:



This is painted on Crescent 100% Rag Matboard -- which has a surface I find suits my temperament better than regular watercolor paper. The only downside for me is due to the lack of internal sizing, the surface is not very resilient to scrubbing.

It may be the influence of working with Egg Tempera -- but lately I have found I am more attracted to working with more traditional colors like Cerulean Blue, Yellow Ochre and Indian Red -- all of which are far more "opaque" than the more commonly used modern synthetics like phthalos and quinacridones. My "blacks" are a mixture of two of my favorite colors: Perylene Green and Perylene Maroon.