I completed my first creature and I'm not mad at the result - but the point was/is to improve my skills - so I can't expect my first attempt to be completely brilliant because I'm working on new subject matter, and actually MULTIPLE new areas are involved in this process. Not only am I doing… Continue reading My first creature!
I've been using Corel Painter since 2011, and I have always had my favorite brushes (the air brush being the main one) but since I've been upping my floral game lately, I branched out and tried a few new brushes. Now by new, I don't mean the fancy ones that I've purchased as additions to… Continue reading My favorite brush for florals
Woodblock printing is a technique for printing text, images or patterns used widely throughout East Asia and originating in China in antiquity as a method of printing on textiles and later paper. As a method of printing on cloth, the earliest surviving examples from China date to before 220 AD. Wikipedia I wish I had the… Continue reading Creating woodblock prints digitally
I love working on a digital platform, but sometimes I really need to feel a brush against canvas or paper. Lately, I've been working in watercolor because I love the look of illustrated florals. Taking a watercolor into a digital environment isn't exactly complicated. Step 1: Paint a watercolor Step 2: Scan your watercolor Step… Continue reading It all starts with a little paint.