Corel Painter 2019!

Hey all, I just received Painter 2019 on disk…. Inside was a leaflet & there was my artwork staring me in the face! I’ve been very lucky to have several pieces of my work featured in Painter launches over the last couple of years, but this is the first time it’s been used in packaging. Corel really celebrate the artists who use Painter, & involve us in many ways with opportunities to submit artwork for competitions, inclusion in new software launches & regular features on social media. There’s a wide community that can be found in the Discovery Center & Painter Factory, along with the usual social media pages. You all know of my love for Painter, in my opinion it’s the best software available for artists of all kinds…. nothing comes close the real media brushes, amazing papers & tools, we are only limited by our imaginations. If you haven’t used Painter, jump on over to their website & download the free trial….it’s 30 days, with all features just as if you have purchased the program. I guarantee you will love it as much as I do, make sure you check out some tutorials to get the full overview of this complex software. Painter 2019 is definitely Corel’s flagship aimed at professionals,  but if you prefer a simple UI that you can just pick up your stylus, select a brush & paint Painter Essentials may be better suited. It has many of Painter 2019’s features & amazing brushes that the hobbyist or those new to digital art can enjoy, with an easier learning curve…. you can trial Painter Essentials also…. so maybe try both & see which you prefer.

Here’s the link to the Painter website http://www.painterartist.com you will find all the links you need to trials, tutorials & communities, basically all things Painter.

Magic on iPad pro

Painting in my studio, nothing beats my Wacom Cintiq…it has plenty of screen real estate  & I have a secondary screen also on which I’ll generally have refences  & sometimes I’ll even move tool palettes onto…although these days with Painters palette draws & all my short cut buttons I don’t really need to. However when I’m travelling, or just want to do some painting at night relaxing….either in front of tv or in bed, I just love my iPad Pro! Coupled with Procreate app, I can pretty much paint anything, the newest release has some awesome features including a warp tool & all new brush menu. This piece below I did last night when I couldn’t sleep, it’s just so easy to pick it up & begin sketching, I would truly recommend it to any artist digital or traditional….there’s a lot to be said from mapping out comps before starting a big project, esp when working traditionally….it’s a good idea to have at least a rough of your painting, to get composition, values, lighting & colour worked out before you hit the canvas. So think about it guys, love Lion  💖

Watch me paint this on my on my YouTube channel https://youtu.be/laOQ8VpLXrU

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Perfect gift!

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.

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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!

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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.

Sculpting in Painter 2017

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! ☺️IMG_7216Day 1 – Form study challenge

Awesome artist model

Hi guys,

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.

Body-Kun – Models for Artists

 

 

Medusa Rising

Capturing the moment when Athena cursed Medusa, turning her from beauty to beast! Most of the brushes i used are from my palette give away, using Painter 2017. I tried a few sketches until i was happy with pose, then got stuck into painting her. Getting all my colours, values right i then moved onto the fun part, lighting & textures…. one of the new brush categories in Painter 2017 are texture brushes, they are brilliant….with plenty of scope to manipulate textures to wrap your subject not just lay on top. I decided on a shadowy scene, hiding in a grungy building as the rays of light fall on her scaley skin….. once completed i used a couple of particles to add the magic! Enjoy, she is available for purchase & will be entered in a couple of art competitions. For more details, or questions….im always happy to talk art, you can contact me through email, mobile, Facebook or Instagram. ❤️ 🦁🎨img_5974

Fantasy portrait – Cry Wolf

I’ve finished my little wolf girl, really had fun painting her. This is the first portrait that I’ve done purely from my imagination……let my mind just take me where it wanted without restrictions. This was personal, stemming from my Dads stories of the boy who cried wolf, &my love for predators esp those being hunted &poached to extinction.  She is the moon goddess, protecting the creatures of the night, the wolf is both her soulmate & protector. I love using Corel Painter, its an amazing program….feels so organic & easy to customise to suit your style. Painter 2017, has some awesome new brushes great for both traditional & pure digital artists alike……..if you haven’t tried it, jump on to their site & get a trial…..i know you will love it!  I used the mirror tool a lot in this, another first for me…will def use it more. I will be entering my wolfie girl in an upcoming exhibition, but im open to offers or inquiries on purchasing her. I hope she captures your heart, enjoy viewing her but please do not copy or reproduce her without my consent, sharing in social media is fine …..just make sure shes credited with a link to me……thanks muchly 😊❤ ©LionArt-Michelle Webbcry-wolf