Finally got back to drawing again, unfortunately to unhealthy time zone, either. Need to turn night into night and day into day again O_o
Anyway I drew a few doodles, one funny image in a different style and I managed to encourage a few net pals who are totally new to digital art and try to paint with a mouse. Thus I installed ArtRage again, which is IMO the best for people learning to draw - both learning digital and drawing itself, not using filters and tricks (though those are handy, too, especially to move that perfectly painted eye a bit to the left). I need to use AR more often myself! I’ve made for those mouse drawing folks basic ArtRage guide on how to open a document, choose a background, what brushes look like etc. and how to use mouse to draw.
Here it is, maybe you know anyone who would find it useful, too (I doubt any of you doesn’t know what I say there):
ArtRage Beginners Guide + mouse
But if you have ideas how to improve it let me know. And the mouse doodle from the guide:
Eye form a mouse doodle for one of the ‘mousers’, done in Photoshop:
I need to do one in ArtRage, too, and feel a need to do it in pencil on paper, just browsed realistic eye in pencil tutorials on dA, need to test it.
Airbrushes image in Painter (with a tablet) - candy colours and a doll like princess I don’t know how to call such stylization? Started with a doodle different from the final result:
[1 is first take on her, 4 the final.]
Still I got to make eyes sharper on the original image (sharpened all after rescaling here). I used here mostly airbrushes for the first time after a longer while and I hate them. I still use them, they’re more textured in Painter than in Photoshop, but it gives too much blurriness to image which I personally hate. I also used soft blender stump to match the airbrushes. Generally I’m in brush crisis period, none of the brushes in reach satisfy me. Need to load custom brushes closer to Photoshop’s basic rounded brush or learn finally how to work with acrylics, oils and pastels. Also I want to try them on real canvas, but need to learn more before I invest into materials. Got small acrylics set at home already, but haven’t opened them, yet.
Generally I’ve got art making crisis and feel I stepped back in last weeks when I stopped drawing at all. Bad move to make a break from drawing. But I’m slowly coming back, partially by having fun painting with a mouse. While teaching the ‘mousers’ basics I discovered a few nice details by the way, which helps me either. The only problem si they’re learning fast and will get me soon with their mouses, aaaa! :twisted:
BTW, the posting looks totally different in Google Chrome, like old style forums. I would get images etc. under FF, here got visible all the img tags etc.