New Digital Painting

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  1. JohnMF

    JohnMF TPF Noob!

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    here is the latest digital painting i've done, it is keira knightley. It took me ages to do because i kept messing it up, but i'm fairly happy with how it turned out.

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    how exactly did you do this?
     
  3. JohnMF

    JohnMF TPF Noob!

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    with a program called Corel Painter and a Wacom thingy
     
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    did you use a photo as a starting point or is this from scratch?
     
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    Well let me first off say that it looks great! I would also like to know if you used a picture of her as well.
     
  6. JohnMF

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    i used a photo as a reference, i keep it open on screen in a separate window along side the one i'm working on.

    here is the work-through

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    i redone the hair several times after this because i couldn't get it right
     
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    Very impressive. Out of interest, which of the Wacom tablets do you use? I'm interested in getting one, but may start at the sub-£50.00 level first to see if I can get on with one. Is anything less than A5 size worth the effort?
     
  8. JohnMF

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    this is the one i use

    http://www.wacom-europe.com/int/products/intuos/tablets.asp?lang=en&pdx=331

    it's only an A6 wide, but it does the job. once you are using it you don't really notice the size because you are working from your screen, rather than looking at the board

    i used to have the wacom volito which was the cheapest at the time, but when i switched from pc to mac it didn't work on my mac so i had to buy the intuos.

    I recommend the Volito, it's great value for money and does pretty much the same as the higher priced ones
     
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    That is truly beautiful. I am really, speechless. You used Corel you say? I have been meaning to delve into that program, however, I am too stuck on Photoshop to leave it haha. Nicely done, my friend ^____^
     
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    JohnMF TPF Noob!

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    if you can use photoshop you would have no problem with Painter. You would pick it up in minutes

    and thanks for the nice comment
     
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    You are just too good at this John!! Very impressive.

    A few questions for you.

    Have you sold any of your works?

    How long does it usually take you to complete of these?

    How long did it take you to learn and get proficient at doing this in Corel?

    Can the same result be achieved similarly in Adobe Illustrator, and is the workflow somewhat similar in Adobe Illustrator?

    NJ
     
  12. Patricia Kay

    Patricia Kay TPF Noob!

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    John...

    Its great to see your workflow in painter.....Your painting is just fabulous!!!

    Patricia........:)
     

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