Tag Archive for ‘illustration’

Check out my timelapse of Khaleesi

Hi all, heres the link to my timelapse of Dragons & Dany….hope you enjoy it, was a lot of useless footage & Im embarresed to say i must have forgotton to start recording some of it. I will improve i promise, & have plans of adding some tips & new Painter 2018 features….Thanks for your support – Michelle

 

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!

 

Painter 2018!

http://www.painterartist.com

 

Corel have just released their newest & best version of Painter! With awesome new 2.5D Thick Paint brushes, paper grain rotation, innovative Texture Synthesis & many more new tools & features to love, Painter 2018 fills all the needs of proffesional artists  & hobbyists alike. I painted the piece below using a couple of the Thick Paint brushes, alomg with new selec tion brushes & paper set to grain rotation. Hit the link above to Corel Painter page so you can download a trial today, try it out & when you love it purchase is very simple. have fun painting!thick paint test

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

The Next Level!

“The Journey”  I painted inspired by a trip to Vietnam last year, has been chosen for Wacom & Just Another Agency’s ‘The Next Level’ Exhibition & Publication. I’m beyond excited, this is a 4 month exhibition showing in Melbourne, Sydney & Auckland, & the publication featuring all artists exhibited, will be available to purchase through Just Another along with prints of all exhibits. 56 artists from around the world, showcasing digital art created using Wacom Intuos or Cintiq’s. I will post further info closer to event.

Happy painting  – Michelle

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Mother Earth

Just finished this & is available for purchase, painted completely by hand in Corel Painter 2017 on my  Wacom Cintiq. This took me about 2 weeks to paint, many hours  re assessing & fixing issues. I’m really happy with the finished piece. If your interested in purchasing her, contact me directly & there will only ever be the 1 produced, this is the original. There’s gold foil through her hair which doesn’t show well in jpg, view on large screen to appreciate the textures through. ©LionArtStudio IMG_0354

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

Suminagashi- Digi Style!

IMG_6672This piece is the result of warming up today after time off work. Laying down colour & playing with brushes in Corel Painter 2017. The brushes are ones made by a couple of artists to use when wanting to create Suminagashi style pieces, abstract & can also be used in other styles of painting when wanting expressive brush strokes & a little freeness to your work. When this started to appear it really gave me the feeling of Aboriginal art, which is both graphic & organic & always has a story to tell. I saw some lizard shapes emerging & decided to embellish on that & added several geckos & made the background appear tree like. It never fails to amaze me how Painter emulates traditional mediums so well, its what really sets it apart from other art software. This was only painted by my hand, I used brushes & colour….In the same manner I do when painting traditionally. If you haven’t tried Painter there’s an option for 30 day trial, I promise you will find the experience to be truly awesome, & for professionals like myself a most valuable tool for your business.

The journey

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. IMG_7174

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

 

 

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