I’m excited my art is featured… & my thoughts on the newly released Corel Painter 2019!

With the recent release of Painter 2019 last week, not only was it exciting to get to show off all the wonderful new features (I’m a beta tester)..but also some of my artwork has been featured in Painter software, on their website, in a feature video & also in packaging & users guide. I have been very fortunate to have work featured the past 3 years, & enjoy the relationship Corel & in particular the Painter team forge with their artists & Painter users. Again Corel have outdone themselves, with a beautiful, sleek & modern UI being the first thing that greats you on opening 2019, & once you work your way through the new brushes, & other tweaks it’s the increased performance that really stands out. There’s a bit of new content, with brushes throughout the library, a new Stamps category & some new Patterns for use with Pattern Pens, but the main thing Painter builders concentrated on was creating a modern new look for Painter in general… I love the Dark grey theme, it’s default when opening & really works with my workflow. All the icons, palette backgrounds, sliders etc have been optimised for greater clarity & easier use. There’s been some tweaks for Touch tablet users, gestures are really on point now….I always had touched turned off on my Cintiq, but I’ve now turned it on & finding its fast, clean & accurate. As for performance, you will find up to 50% increase in speed of some brushes…esp those artists like myself who work on very large canvas at highs res, with engine intensive brushes…. it’s well worth the upgrade for that alone!

Jump on over to http://www.painterartist.com to get the special discount upgrade price now!

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Painting skin, children, dark complexion & subsurface scattering

915A7F4D-F8FF-46DB-B238-5CB3EBE4FF92Hi all, this is a little painting I did yesterday…..while sitting at doctors for 5 hours waiting to get in. You don’t know how happy I was to have my iPad! It was really just to pass time, however I like the way it was developing & the lighting gave me a good opportunity to do a tutorial. I decided on some backlighting was a great compliment, so added some rim light & subsurface scattering through her hair….one person mentioned it looks like she’s glowing…..which she pretty much is! I touch on this in the tutorial, hope you enjoy viewing & don’t forget to subscribe.

#artvartist

The craze for artists all over social media atm is #artvartist pic of artist surrounded by their art. I decided to just stick with some of my portraits….These are what I feel most proud of, as up until about a year & a half ago I would not paint people. I felt I couldn’t, & had a real mental block since leaving art school many years ago. I put a lot of effort into working on this, & now I truely love painting portraits…esp these fantasy type pieces from my imagination.

What subject scares you the most? What would you like to be able to draw, but feel your unable to? Im here to tell you, you can do it….It just takes time, practise, determination & studying. Give it a go! 14ED0672-FF0C-4EBF-A6C1-B82DA1F9A04A

Shop now with Zazzle!

Hi all, I’m exited to announce I’m now selling some of my art in my store with Zazzle! There’s a fantastic range of print options on canvas & wooden panels, cushions, phone/tablet cases, garments & other accessories…. You can choose a product already set up or you can apply my selected artwork to any product you like. I’ve chosen to do this, so my artwork will be available to more people…Not just those who can afford my limited editions & commision pieces. So go check it out….Link on ‘shop’ page, found in menu above, I’d love to hear what you think…..Good or bad! 😌😉 cheers -Lion

https://www.zazzle.com.au/lionartstudio?rf=238571304034536073&CMPN=share_nblsf&lang=en&social=true

Dokiwear CG Artist glove – so awesome!

Hey my digital artist peeps, do you use an art glove when drawing? If so, is it a Dokiwear CG glove…if not why not?

I’ve used a glove since i began painting digitally, it helps your hand glide across the tablet, esp when its hot (i live in Aus- we get very hot summers) & your hands sweaty, plus on iPad’s etc helps with palm rejection. That was great & i used my trusty Wacom supplied glove, but then I came across a super product….The Doki wear CG Glove, that does all of the above, but is also a compression glove. What does that do? It helps relieve the RSI & arthritis i have from years as an artist. My hand aches like crazy at night, but since I began using the Dokiwear glove it has been so much better. I just wanted to share this with you guys, its not an expensive purchase, the customer service from these guys is amazing & I highly recommend it to any digital artist, even traditional artists to help with hand pain. Here’s the link go grab yours today!

http://www.dokiwear.com/

 

Painting scars with my easy method, Painter 2018

I’ve just developed an easy technique for painting scars & skin blemishes in Corel Painter 2018!

The wonderful impasto brushes I’ve tweaked & put together for you in a box file. Go to menu, giveaway/freebies page & click on link to download. Follow along with this video & you will be adding amazing scars (shown in pic below), skin pores & blemishes to your portraits & characters in no time!

Happy Painting – Lion Art

Scar tutorial