As you guys know, I’m a firm believer in learning & studying regardless of how experienced you are. I’m currently doing form studies, particularly the human form (it’s always been the subject that I find most challenging) in between working on Fabulous Ferdi. Sculpting is the method from which we really are able to build form, so I’m working totally line & sketch free…Big brushes zoomed out with greyscale, no details (hair, clothes, Jewell’s etc) This forces me to use edges, these show the change in facial planes & provide contrast without the need of high contrasting values. I will paint this woman/girl over & over, the aim is to work on previous versions issues & see the progress from repeated study of same subject. While doing this I’ve begun developing a set of sculpting brushes for Painter 2017, however most will work with previous versions. They will be a set for both concept & portrait artists alike, tailored to produce clean edges & a couple of blenders to soften where smoother gradiation is needed. They & other sets will be available for purchase in a few months, once I’ve upgraded my site with a shop. Happy Sculpting! ☺️Day 1 – Form study challenge
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Explore, challenge, grow…..This is what I try to achieve with each piece I paint. Exploring new styles, tools, subjects….Challenging myself with composition, lighting, textures & subject matter, you cannot Grow without doing so. Most artists want to become better, & their work to evolve…Even those who create as a hobby, the satisfaction of achievement has no boundary! I’m still finding my voice as an artist, & have only been painting proffesionally the past year…(I worked as a graphic designer before I became ill a number of years ago & had to stop working.) I studied many subjects at Melbourne School of art, but graphics was the proffesion that provided instant income…& I had a child to provide for. This journey of my little sailor searching for the magic cherry blossom, comes from my journey…Where is my cherry blossom…Only time & hard work will tell. To my young & new artists, that follow me….Challenge yourself to draw/paint what you see, a 5min sketch can teach you so much…Dont get disheartened/frustrated…It takes time & practise, even the most naturally gifted artists need to learn about values, perspective etc. Most of all, enjoy the experience of learning…Be proud when you achieve something new. There’s lots of resources on the internet to learn to draw/paint from…YouTube tutorials, process sheets & tools like colour charts, & 3d models. It doesn’t matter what medium you are working in the basics are the same, value, form, perspective, lighting….Basics that are the foundation of every great piece of art. If your serious, & hope to work in the industry…Find artists whose work you admire & are offering courses, preferably those who have the experience & expertise behind them, with good reviews on their classes….You don’t want to learn bad habits from an artist who doesn’t know the fundamentals. So on this note, go forth & practise, study, have fun & if your using my brushes…Show me, I love to see your work! Soon I will be adding a feature page & showing off a piece of your work each month.
Awesome artist model
Just wanted to share a really neat tool with you…. I don’t like to push products onto you, but know & again I’ll find something that’s really cool & useful!
Art models have been around for ever & are a great tool, helping with various poses when drawing figures, & seeing where light hits & shadows cast, but this goes one step further & also provides props, plus a stand for dynamic poses & movements…..Check it out, makes a great gift for arty friends or a terrific tool to keep handy in your studio.
Corel Painter Essentials on sale!
grab this promotional special while you can, doesnt get better than this! Corel Painter Essentials is an awesome program & the light version of Corels flagship program Painter 2017… it has many of the wonderful tools & brushes included in Painter 2017 including a cloning tool that can give photos a painted look. A wonderful program for hobbiests & those new to digital art, very user friendly & less complex that its Big sister Painter Essentials will provide hours of fun, creating original art to decorate your home & share with your family/friends.
Painting by Michelle Webb, Lion Art Studio… in Painter Essentials
Get in quick!
This is the finished piece from sketch in last post….ill be adding a process sheet for those interested in seeing how i got there. Sorry about the watermark, ive had a few instances of people using my art without my permission….so unfortunately i have to protect my work. Enjoy & ill be back with details later ❤️🦁🎨
This is the start of a new painting….not a great pic, sorry but thought you might like to see my setup, so just an iphone photo. I like to keep my fav brushes, tools & media handy…Painter 2017’s new palette drawers make this so easy, while keeping plenty of canvas area to paint on. I’ll be putting together a little tutorial for this when finished. ©LionArt-MichelleWebb
Pet portrait…..landscape…..why not do both!
This began as a traditional portrait of my best mate Kuma, but somewhere along the way i decided to show more of his persona with some water, sun & space. Water is Ku’s happy place, from an inch of mud to the surf beaches near home hes happiest when in the water. The rest of the painting was playing around with shapes, colours & layer methods…Commissions are always welcome, call or email me to discuss your vision for a new artwork for your home or office.
Getting right with colour
I came across this wonderful tool made by artist Richard Robinson – The Gamut Mask which is free from his site http://www.livepaintinglessons.com/gamutmask.php
Easy to use with any medium, digital or traditional. This cool colour wheel allows for a huge range of palettes to bring harmony to your work. Dont forget I love to see What you create using any of the tools featured on my blog, from my custom brushes & palettes to apps etc ive found useful in my own work. I think i might feature some of it here, so send me your best projects! ❤️🦁🎨
Skelly, an artists friend!
Hi everyone….. I recently found an awesome app called ‘Skelly’ & had to grab it straight away….no longer do we need the wooden anatomy figures that grace many an artists studio, Skelly has us covered! A full skeleton with various pre programmed poses, plus the ability to move skelly into infinite silohettes with all the joints moving seperately makes this little app a must have for any artist that loves to paint the human form. Skelly can also be changed into a robotic looking version of the traditional wooden figure, with a chrome covering his bony bod! The app also features light source that can be moved to show various angles how light hits the body & creates shadows…. Check it out now, i think you’ll find it to be a great tool as i have- ❤️🦁🎨
Skelly – Poseable Anatomy Model for Artists by Pork