Illustration Friday: New

Here's to the hope that newness brings! 

2012 brought me new software--Painter 12--and I am having a blast with it. Best new toy ever!



More play with Painter brushes today for this week's Illustration Friday prompt: "New." 

I know I need to spend gobs more time learning this stuff in 2013, but I am excited--not daunted--by the prospect.

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  1. Hi Jeanie, I like the glow and expressions! All the best with Painter.

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  2. This is lovely! So you made this digitally entirely? And it is still your very recognizable personal style. I like the warm interaction between the characters very much. Happy New Year to you!

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  3. Thanks, Michelle! I've loving this software. Poor Dick Blick, eh?

    Pia, I did start with a pencil sketch that I scanned and used as a base around which I built layers of color. But all the coloring was done with a variety of Painter brushes: acrylic bristle, oil detail, pastel grainy...even crowquil for some finishing linework.

    Thanks for your kind words!

    Happy New Year to both of you!



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  4. So sweet! It looks like you are already a very proficient Painter painter ;)

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  5. Thanks, Elizabeth! But there is so much more to learn! I have barely touched the watercolor features (my favorite paint medium in the real world). I suppose it helps that Painter has a palette of colors named to match the pigments I've been using for decades. That's one less thing to think about as I struggle to sort out the oodles of brush variations possible and the relationships between layers.

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  6. Your painted face is beautiful and I hope you feel a lot better soon. Happy PPF, Annette x

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