Keeping your life going during Covid Crisis.

Hey all my lovely followers,

I hope your doing ok, these times are challenging with social distancing, job loses & worrying about family & friends health. I think it’s really important to find the things that make you happy & devote time to it. I’m lucky, art is my happy place & my income… So work wise things are humming along…my recent position as a Corel Painter Master has been very helpful in this respect, & also seeing rewards when you’ve been working hard is always satisfying. I try to put my emotions into my work… It’s a great way of facing the things that are bothering you & releasing them. What are you doing, Are you creating while in isolation? Is it helping you get through this? I really want to know what I can do to help you with this… Tutorials, articles… critique sessions? Would any of these things help you to move forward with creating. I’m currently working in a new project, here’s my rough…. What do you think the story is behind it? Let me know how your going!

Take care & stay safe, peace out -Lion

‘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!

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.

New page with freebies!

Hi guys, ive just been doing some work on my blog & have added a couple of new pages, one for video links & tutorials the other for giveaways… woo hoo!

I hope this makes it easier for you to find everything. 😏😌

To make sure you don’t miss out, follow my blog…just hit the blue ‘follow’ button on my blog, then follow the instructions… you can set it to notify you of new posts & never miss out on a giveaway – ❤️🦁🎨

I also wanted to take a minute to tell you about some exciting news! I am currently working on illustrations for a wonderful childrens story book ‘Fabulous Ferdi’ by author JR Poulter & designer Takara Beech…. it will be released later this year by Word Wings Publishing.

In the meantime I will show you wips & sketches along the way!

©Lion Art Studio – Michelle Webb

img_0022Concept sketches for Fabulous Ferdi…. ©Lion Art Studio

The end!

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 ❤️🦁🎨

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Beginning!

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 image

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.

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Painter brush giveaway!

Hi guys, im adding a small category of my fav animal brushes…skin, hide & fur is the most important thing as it covers your structure when painting animals. These are my go to brushes, make sure you use brush tracking to calibrate them to your style of working. I love to see your work so shoot me a pic of what your doing…..enjoy- Lion Art

https://www.dropbox.com/s/034ww6hwmzt4eri/animal%20brushes-LionArt.brushcategory?dl=0

Painting Ponies

Im currently very busy with upcoming exhibitions, submitting for various opportunities & working on a collection Painting Ponies ☺️ This is the first of the series with which be on exhibition early 2017… With a surprise……i hope! This little pony was painted in Corels newest version of Painter 2017……its a brilliant upgrade, with some fantastic new features & new brush categories that added to the arsonal we already had sets of the organic feeling Painter provides with texture & glazing to die for. Enjoy & if you would like a  Painted Pony of your own, give me a call, email or msg. – ❤️ LionArt

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©LionArt-MichelleWebb

Painter 2017 is awesome!

Hi to all my digital art friends, Ive been Beta Testing Corels new Painter 2017 software the last few months….its an amazing program with all Painters wonderful features from previous versions as well as some increadible new ones including the all new palette draws to keep ev erything at a click aqway while your canvas is nice & clean…there’s also a whole a few new brush catagories including glazing & texture brushes that work with texture, papers & flow maps in new exciting ways with so many editing options you wont believe it! Here’s the link so jump on & download yours today, theres also the option of a 30 day full trial…no money until you decide to purchase…. can’t get better than that…. Ill be uploading new pieces ive painted in 2017 so you can see how great it is…

 

I dream of Africa. Painted in Painter 2017 using texture, glazing & some of my custom brushes. copyright: Lion Art-Michelle Webb

warrior boy texturehttp://www.painterartist.com/en/product/painter/