Tag Archive for ‘photoshop’

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.

#artvartist

The craze for artists all over social media atm is #artvartist pic of artist surrounded by their art. I decided to just stick with some of my portraits….These are what I feel most proud of, as up until about a year & a half ago I would not paint people. I felt I couldn’t, & had a real mental block since leaving art school many years ago. I put a lot of effort into working on this, & now I truely love painting portraits…esp these fantasy type pieces from my imagination.

What subject scares you the most? What would you like to be able to draw, but feel your unable to? Im here to tell you, you can do it….It just takes time, practise, determination & studying. Give it a go! 14ED0672-FF0C-4EBF-A6C1-B82DA1F9A04A

Dokiwear CG Artist glove – so awesome!

Hey my digital artist peeps, do you use an art glove when drawing? If so, is it a Dokiwear CG glove…if not why not?

I’ve used a glove since i began painting digitally, it helps your hand glide across the tablet, esp when its hot (i live in Aus- we get very hot summers) & your hands sweaty, plus on iPad’s etc helps with palm rejection. That was great & i used my trusty Wacom supplied glove, but then I came across a super product….The Doki wear CG Glove, that does all of the above, but is also a compression glove. What does that do? It helps relieve the RSI & arthritis i have from years as an artist. My hand aches like crazy at night, but since I began using the Dokiwear glove it has been so much better. I just wanted to share this with you guys, its not an expensive purchase, the customer service from these guys is amazing & I highly recommend it to any digital artist, even traditional artists to help with hand pain. Here’s the link go grab yours today!

http://www.dokiwear.com/

 

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 next level!

The next level!

Hey all, so The Next Level has shown in Auckland & will be heading to Sydney for November, then home to Melbourne for December. As part of the exhibition there’s a Peoples Choice Award….. & I really need all my followers to vote for me each day they have a few minutes. I promise it doesn’t take long & you go into the running for a WacomBamboo Folio! A really handy tool for business & artists alike. Enter your details, choose my name (not painting) & scroll down to hit vote button…. Thank you all, ❤️❤️❤️

http://wacomnextlevel.com/vote/

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!

 

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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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

Out with the lion & in with the lioness

I decided I should really have a lioness for my profile image, seeing as i’m Lion Art! So this was today’s project…what do you think…is she a keeper? Painted on my Wacom Cintiq 24HD Touch, using Corel Painter 2017. Cant tell you enough how much i love Painter, & we all know Wacom kick but against other tablets. Tell me what you guys are using tablet & software wise…what do you want me to talk about on here, its about as all sharing knowledge as artists. I love feedback guys, you can email, comment, go through inquiry page or even call me….lets get some great topics going!lioness

Meet Ferdi

Hey all,

id like you to meet Fabulous Ferdi! Ferdi’s the star in a children’s  chapter book  I’m illustrating called ‘Fabulous Ferdi’ 🙂 Author is J R Poulter & designer Takara Beech, will be published later this year by Word Wings Publishing. We are all Aussies & the story is set in Australia….ill be adding lots of wips & updates, so follow me to watch Ferdi & friends come to life. To celebrate ill be giving away a brush from my custom brushes for Ferdi, & am working on adding some sets for sale, once my shop is set up. Make sure your following me to get notifications on this & other tips, giveaways & wips. See ya soon ferdi-medal