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Re: Digital Painting
« Reply #30 on: December 20, 2012, 10:17 AM »
Thanks so much for this thread and for all of you wonderful people for posting helpful links. Digital painting has always been intimidating to me but as a college student, EVERYTHING is still a little intimidating. I'm still trying but it's very helpful to have as many options as possible. Woohooo!! More stuff to do!! 

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Re: Digital Painting
« Reply #31 on: December 21, 2012, 09:13 PM »
Good luck OddBerry.  This isn't something I usually do, I'm trying to leverage my slight drawing talent and what I know from working in visual effects to help my painting skills.  I think practice is a huge part of art, that and not being afraid to make mistakes.  Being prolific in your mistakes is the only way to get better.  I think the best advice is work fast, work on new things.

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Re: Digital Painting
« Reply #32 on: December 25, 2012, 01:10 PM »
I doodle with Artrage on the iPad as well, though my go-to iPad art app is Sketchbook Pro.

I used to use Corel Painter but switched to Photoshop when S&S gave me the book contract to illustrate I'M BORED because Painter only works in RGB color space, and S&S needed CMYK. When I experimenting with converting Painter RGB -> CMYK, I ran into color conversion problems. I'm sure an expert could get it right, but I didn't want to take the chance that I'd do all my art in Painter and then not be able to get the colors right during conversion.

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Re: Digital Painting
« Reply #33 on: December 29, 2012, 08:48 PM »
I still like Artrage better than sketchbook pro, but currently I'm kind of into the messy natural media look.  I just updated my blog with a bunch of my own doodles using the ipad.  http://www.cindercast.com

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Re: Digital Painting
« Reply #34 on: January 22, 2013, 04:00 PM »
I use Illustrator and Photoshop but I am glad you posted here because I want to check out artrage now. I liked your artrage illustrations on your site. Well done.

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Re: Digital Painting
« Reply #35 on: January 24, 2013, 08:34 PM »
I use Illustrator and Photoshop but I am glad you posted here because I want to check out artrage now. I liked your artrage illustrations on your site. Well done.

Thanks, I'm still pretty green with it but I really like how free-form it feels compared to Photoshop.  Nice and messy.

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Re: Digital Painting
« Reply #36 on: March 07, 2013, 05:53 PM »
I'm working on my second digital painting in Photoshop and what I found really helpful when I started was this apple painting tutorial from animator/illustrator Dice Tsutsumi: http://www.simplestroke.com/wp/?page_id=11

I have found in following his technique, I'm much bolder with dark colors in my digital paintings then in traditional media. I don't have any to show yet, since I'm still making minor tweaks to one piece and i'm not even halfway through the other.

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Re: Digital Painting
« Reply #37 on: March 07, 2013, 06:39 PM »
Quick question--does artrage give you a high res (print useable) file? Anything I have in terms of sketching/painting on my ipad is just 72 dpi. Thanks!

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Re: Digital Painting
« Reply #38 on: March 11, 2013, 07:59 PM »
Quick question--does artrage give you a high res (print useable) file? Anything I have in terms of sketching/painting on my ipad is just 72 dpi. Thanks!

You can set the resolution of your canvas as high as you want.   A cool feature of the ipad app is to set it to record strokes.  Then open the file on the desktop and "repaint" it in hirez by replaying the strokes on a higher resolution canvas.  Then you can add detail work.

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Re: Digital Painting
« Reply #39 on: March 12, 2013, 12:38 PM »
I've been incredibly happy with Corel Painter 12. Started using it 5 months ago. It seems, to me, the most "traditional art technique." Especially for pencils, oils, watercolors. And the tracking window is such a huge convenience.
A friend showed my work to someone the other day, who then ran out to buy a wacom and corel, so I guess she liked what the program could do, haha.
I tend to find Photoshop works great for graphics and digital manipulation, but it's not as intuitive for drawing.
Never tried Artrage, though.

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Re: Digital Painting
« Reply #40 on: April 02, 2013, 10:09 AM »
I'm starting to get a decent feel for doing quick sketches with the oils in art rage.  I'm really likeing how ou can build up a painting with blocked in color and refine it with the pallet scraper.

Check out the first page of my blog www.cindercast.com to check it out.  I think I'm at a level with it now that I can move onto finished work for my book, assuming I ever finish editing it...

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Re: Digital Painting
« Reply #41 on: July 15, 2013, 12:49 AM »
Some new stuff on my blog regarding digital painting.

http://www.cindercast.com/

I think I'm finally coming to grips with oil painting in Art Rage.  The last couple of pieces reflect the style I'm leaning towards for my book.  I still haven't started any of the real art pieces as I'm still trying to finish my revisions to the text...

I've been sketching a rough plan and then putting that on a separate layer, the rest of them are almost single layer paintings which is kinda nice, overall its less 'clean' looking and I think it not an entirely bad thing to see the 'medium' a little. The edges of things mushed together.

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Re: Digital Painting
« Reply #42 on: July 17, 2013, 10:09 PM »
I've been having a great time playing with light and color lately.  I really like my digital paint experiments when I try and stick to a limited pallet.

I tried to keep to just a bright warm tone and a deep blue, where they collide came out to a deep green, overall I'm happy with this approach as I feel it forced me create a more interesting lighting and mood.

http://www.cindercast.com/2013/07/color-and-light-quick-painting.html

I've been posting these as I go to my twitter @mikeblackbourn

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Re: Digital Painting
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Re: Digital Painting
« Reply #44 on: October 07, 2013, 09:51 AM »
 :wow great thread! Lots of information! Thanks all for sharing info!

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Re: Digital Painting
« Reply #45 on: October 24, 2013, 08:35 PM »
:wow great thread! Lots of information! Thanks all for sharing info!

No problem.  Glad its been helpful!

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Re: Digital Painting
« Reply #46 on: October 25, 2013, 05:04 AM »
Great thread! I'm not an illustrator but I've been practicing illustrating my own stories for fun. I've been drawing in pencil or ink and painting in Photosho -- Artrage looks great but I don't usually have access to my husband's iPad. I wish they had a version for Android so I could use my Kindle Fire! (Or a I wish I had an iPad!)
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Re: Digital Painting
« Reply #47 on: October 25, 2013, 10:22 PM »
Great thread! I'm not an illustrator but I've been practicing illustrating my own stories for fun. I've been drawing in pencil or ink and painting in Photosho -- Artrage looks great but I don't usually have access to my husband's iPad. I wish they had a version for Android so I could use my Kindle Fire! (Or a I wish I had an iPad!)

The ipad version is good but you get so much better of a result using a tablet and a full computer!


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Re: Digital Painting
« Reply #48 on: October 25, 2013, 10:31 PM »
These are great Michael! I like these last two, nice silhouettes.

Has anyone used Mischief? Sounds like it's pretty new. I haven't tried it, but I'm curious: it boasts pixel-based drawing ability with the infinite scaling ability of vector, which sounds great for printing. http://www.madewithmischief.com
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Re: Digital Painting
« Reply #49 on: November 03, 2013, 10:12 PM »
These are great Michael! I like these last two, nice silhouettes.

Has anyone used Mischief? Sounds like it's pretty new. I haven't tried it, but I'm curious: it boasts pixel-based drawing ability with the infinite scaling ability of vector, which sounds great for printing. http://www.madewithmischief.com

Mischief looks very interesting. It seems to stay away from any real 'smudging' but for scalable paint and pen tools it looks very cool!

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Re: Digital Painting
« Reply #50 on: November 07, 2013, 06:13 PM »
Great information, inspiring pictures! Thank you for sharing!

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Re: Digital Painting
« Reply #51 on: November 13, 2013, 11:26 PM »
Great information, inspiring pictures! Thank you for sharing!

I think I'm finally happy with this look. A combination of pencils, ink, and watercolor.

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Re: Digital Painting
« Reply #52 on: November 14, 2013, 06:30 AM »
I concur. The effect you got with the last rendering is my favorite. Very nice.
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Re: Digital Painting
« Reply #53 on: November 30, 2013, 11:57 PM »
I concur. The effect you got with the last rendering is my favorite. Very nice.

Thanks. It's the look I'm going to use.

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Re: Digital Painting
« Reply #54 on: December 01, 2013, 10:17 PM »
Michael, is there an online site to practice the skills? I own a PC and not sure which one to pick one out to start learning the techniques. Or should I still do with my hand and scan and touch up the images. Sorry, just too many choices.  :thankyou

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Re: Digital Painting
« Reply #55 on: December 04, 2013, 01:13 PM »
Hey Iyerani - you can download the demos to try most of these programs for 30 days.

Artrage demo is here :  http://www.artrage.com/demos/
and Painter is here : http://www.corel.com/corel/category.jsp?cat=cat4130083&rootCat=cat3610091&storeKey=us&languageCode=en

I also recommend Manga Studio, which is my current favorite, the newest version has a great paintbrush engine with really nice blending : http://manga.smithmicro.com/trial.html

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Re: Digital Painting
« Reply #56 on: December 20, 2013, 11:57 PM »
The start to a new illustration:









Big one here:
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Re: Digital Painting
« Reply #57 on: December 21, 2013, 12:52 AM »
Most people that use Photoshop and Corel Painter.

You should check out conceptart.org and cghub.com

Look around the community and get tips.

http://www.pascalcampion.com/
Pascal Campion does all of his stuff in Adobe Flash.
The flash and vector programs are nice because the usually adjust the stroke to have a cleaner line.

In the end it doesn't matter what you are using. Just focus on getting your ideas across.