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.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

My Yearly Update

Exactly one year ago I posted the current state of my large (4' x 12') Yellowstone oil painting project on my Google+ page. Since a year has gone by, I felt it would be good for me to show everybody how it has been progressing. I don't get to work on this full-time, but I do put as much free time into it as I can -- by my calculations I put in roughly 300 hours on this in the last year.

Most of the people who see me working on it think I am crazy, but every day I put into it I feel like I am accomplishing measurable increases in quality -- so I plan to keep going. Maybe this time next year it will actually be done.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Free - My Corel Painter 2016 Brush Library

I am always updating and refining my personal Painter brush library. Today I would like to share my current brush library with you. Inside you will find many brushes that are brand new, or have been modified to use new technologies within Painter 2016. This brush library features tools I find particularly useful for comic-book art creation, as well as general sci-fi/fantasy illustration style work. I hope these brushes will be as useful to you as they are to me, and will provide some insight into ways you can get more from the Painter 2016 brush engine.

If you find these useful, or want to show off what you have done with them, feel free to post a comment on my Google+  page.