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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.

War in her mind..

Arrows in her eyes, fear where her heart should be, war on her mind, shame as she cries….fire away!!!

A study I began for warm up, but feel the concept is good enough to warrant completion as a full artwork. I have decided the same for previous piece ‘Arrows’, both are inspired by the same song & I have more ideas that could make a nice series for an exhibition. I hope you guys feel the same, please comment or send me an email or message….your feedback means the world to me. Thanks – LionArt

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Arrows in her eyes

35344BC2-0258-4AF2-887E-3FAC892E7211Hi guys, welcome to 2018! Hope you had great holidays with loved ones…

I’m starting this year with lots of work & fun things coming to this space, this portrait study I did yesterday to warm up…..time spent away from my studio has made me a bit rusty, so need to get my game face back on. I have been playing with Procreate a bit, & happy to say I have a nice set of brushes I created, a few which I used in this piece. I will be sharing some of them with you in the next few days… probably a little set of 4 or so favs. I’m including link to time lapse, if it doesn’t work follow link on video page to my YouTube channel… make sure you follow me here & subscribe on YouTube, don’t want you missing out on goodies do we! – cheers Lion Art

‘The Journey’ artwork taking expressions of interest to purchase

‘The Journey’ artwork taking expressions of interest to purchase

Hi guys, I’ve decided to sell my painting The Journey created on brush aluminium. Just wrapped up with The Next Level Exhibition, this piece has travelled its own journey through New Zealand & Australia & is included in the 2017 publication of The Next Level. I painted this digitally in Painter 2017, it was then selected by Corel as a feature artwork in Painter 2018…giving it further recognition world wide. The inspiration for this was developed from a month travelling throughout Vietnam, such a magical place esp the mysterious Halong Bay. Here long boats carry travellers & their guides among the untouched islands & land formations making you feel like you’ve stepped back in time it’s dinosaurs.

This personal painting I created on metal to keep myself, but I’ve decided due to its success It’s a great opportunity to sell it as I need to raise money for upcoming projects & expansion of my website. This would make a really great gift for the art collector/lover in your life. I only began painting digitally 2yrs ago & putting my work out to the world for exhibitions & competitions this year, & as a new emerging artist have been quite successful. I chose the 2 award exhibitions I entered without any real hope of being selected, both are quite prestigious on a national & international level. I was so surprised when I was selected as a finalist in the Queensland Contemporary Art Awards with ‘Cry Wolf,’ & from that made it into the top group of artists. The other was the recent Next Level Exhibition & Publication, with The Journey… the competition to gain a converted spot was fierce, with entries from all over the world. The prize was being a chosen artist, & the exposure from this has been amazing.

The software I use is specialised for artists of all kinds, made by tech giant Corel Corporation, which I find to be closest to using real media with some extra super expressive brushes that are digital only. Corel chose several pieces of my artwork in 2016, & then this year to feature in Painter & on their website. The Journey being one of the first things you see when opening Painter 2018…. Although I am an emerging artist I’m really beginning to gain recognition for my work in both the digital & fine art world, this is unusual as most digital art stays in the realm of film, gaming & illustration industry…. I want to keep breaking this mould & keep my art evolving into more avenues.

Please contact me directly for more information, or to purchase The Journey…… I also take commissions for portrait, landscapes & other subjects. Thank you for your interest, I appreciate it. – Michelle

Perfect gift!

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Fathers Day, Birthdays, Christmas….A piece of art commissioned makes for a special gift for a loved one or friend. Engagement, wedding or birth of a new baby….no gift could be sweeter than a commissioned portrait.

My artwork is a combination of traditional skills & new age technology, contemporary & nostalgic with a twist & the opportunity to create something truly special & unique.

Call, email, or fill out contact form to discuss options & ideas…

It’s not to early to order for Christmas, the more time I have the better, I can only take a certain no to ensure you receive your artwork in time.

I have various pieces available as prints, & will be adding some beautiful bags, scarves & clothing in my shop next week….Follow me to receive notifications of this & other exciting news!

Check out previous posts for dates of

Wacom ANZ & Just Another Agency’s ‘The Next Level Exhibition’ showing in Auckland, Melbourne & Sydney. Featuring extraordinary Digital Art, created by 56 chosen local & international artists including myself. This promises to be a really great event, with opening nights at each location, combining music, art & opportunity to meet artists & other industry people…Plus prints of artwork & The Next Level Publication, will be available to purchase at exhibitions & online.

The Next Level Exhibition

Hi all,

Heres the line up of artists for this exhibition, including little old me! Hosted by Wacom ANZ & Just Another Agency,  & showing in Auckland, Melbourne & Sydney, each with their own opening night. Winning artists for this exhibition were selected from a huge amount of entries, from amazing artists all over the world…So it’s truly an honor to have won my place. You all know me as Lion Art, my actual name is Michelle Webb, as shown on poster below.

So for all those in Auckland, Melbourne & Sydney, get on down to the exhibitions & check out the amazing art on show, prints will be available for purchase & The Next Level Publication featuring all this year’s art will be on sale too.

For those unable to attend, prints & Publication can be purchased online at wacom.nextlevel.com

Cheers – Lion Art IMG_8720

Mother Of Dragons

Who doesn’t love Game Of Thrones? I’m a huge fan & Dany is one of my favourites. I painted this with Corel Painter 2018, using a variety of custom & new Thick Paint brushes, combined with different papers on random grain rotation. The new technology in 2018 has really uped the anti in digital painting, with Real Media & Thick Paint emulating traditional mediums so well its impossible to distinguish between the two. I find the ability to create my artwork digitally fascinating & have met so many amazing artists that feel the same.

Digital art is a very broad term for many genres of this new medium, & I feel the need for some defining categories. From graphic design, animation,  & character design to fine art, illustration & 3D, all falling under the term Digital Art, it’s understandable that people in general haven’t a hope of understanding the difference. There’s also photo manipulations- sometimes called photo bashing (esp in concept art world) & many photographers now offer photo painted portraits to clients…..but what does that mean!

Well, here’s what my digital art consists of- the rest I may tackle explaining at a later date.

I have a very cool computer, with a high end graphics card (vital for this work), combined with a Wacom Cintiq drawing tablet (like a giant iPad touch screen) that is sensitive to pressure. This is my canvas, with a couple of different pen stylus that have tilt, rotation & pressure settings that calibrate to the way I make a line or brush stroke as my brush/pencil/chalk/pastel. The programs I use are Corel Painter & sometimes PhotoShop, which have a multitude of different brushes which emulate natural media. The rest is pretty much the same as drawing in a sketch book, or painting on a canvas! Every line, & mark in my artwork is made by my hand…. the computer doesn’t paint it, I do. I don’t trace over photos or clone photos- it’s possible to do so in the programs I use, & many people do exactly that…..but that’s not how I create my art. I hope this helps you to understand, how personal & how much of my self goes into my paintings……I truly love my job.

‘I will be adding some video of this piece in various stages, so watch this space!

 

Corel Painter Featured Artist

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Hey guys,

I received this shiny new logo from the Team at Corel Painter today. As one of their artists who’s work is featured in both Painter welcome screen & on website, I’m now able to display this on my social media accounts etc. As you know I love using Painter, the scope for creativity is only limited by your imagination & its with pure joy I open up my computer & Wacom Cintiq each day to work. If you haven’t tried Painter, head on over to http://www.painterartist.com & download a trial of latest version….& for those already using Painter, go take a peek at the exciting announcement today!

I’ll be adding lots of info in the next few weeks, so get ready for an awesome month!

 

Happy Painting  ❤️ LION ART