DON'T BE AFRAID TO PAINT WITH WATERCOLORS Try this exercize. Twelve years ago I decided to get a grip and TRY to paint with watercolors.As usual I tensed up, by stomach got knots in it and I felt this sinking feeling. Well it's hard to master. We are afraid of making a mistake, of doing something foolish, of looking ridiculous and we are afraid of FAILURE. I told myself I was afraid of wasting time, wasting paper, wasting paint and wasting my mind with worry but really I was afraid of failing. Somehow I got through it, and painted this very neat, careful, pinched, teeny, restricted and very lame little safe watercolor of a white and yellow bowl with teeny, weeny little yellow flowers. In this article I'm going to give you an exercize that if you have never painted with water colors, will give you confidence to forge on, so stay with me. Anyway here’s how you get started. Here is a simple approach. When you feel a little more comfortable with the paint, water and yourself, treat yourself to a watercolor pad of paper and find yourself a big flower.
Kim Jung Gi Sketch Collection, News, and More! 50 Illustrator Tutorials Every Designer Should See Adobe Illustrator can be a little tricky to get your head around, particularly after getting used to the workflow of applications such as Photoshop. The differences between layer use and the creation of objects and shapes can be really strange at first hand. Luckily there’s a range of help available for free online in the form of tutorials. Vector Tracing a Photo Create the Photoshop CS2 Splash Graphic Illustrating a Summer Field Landscape How to Turn Glasses into a Great Geek Icon Create a Vector Film Slate Icon A Guide to Illustrator’s Paintbrush Tool and Brush Panel A Guide to Illustrator’s Blend Tool How to Create a Cute Bunny Vector Character Design with Swirls and Flourishes Swirl Mania in Illustrator and Photoshop Designing a Sleek Pencil Icon Illustrator Watercolour Brush Tutorial Creating a Vector Folder Icon Adobe Illustrator Cartoon Snail Tutorial Creating Vector Graphic Circles How to Make a Map in Illustrator Creating Convincing Characters Creating a Crazy Cool Logo
surface fragments: How the Old Masters created the look of Gold in Painting The detail (above) from Van Loo's painting, Marie Leszczinska Queen of France, is fascinating to me. I've been trying to figure out why I think his rendering of the gold table is unsuccessful. Though he's obviously a meticulous craftsman and clearly spent ages with a magnifying glass in one hand and a paintbrush in the other, there's something overwrought about the brushwork. Local color and value are notoriously hard to read, so I took color samples from the sword handle, (a) through (e) above, and then de-saturated them to get their values. The values are all gathered tightly around the bottom of the spectrum, between Value 1 and 3. I knew that medieval painters, when planning to include gilding in a painting (say, on a halo), would map out their value composition as if the gold leaf was a dark element. I tried the same experiment on another sample, this time a much brighter 'gold', taken from Le Brun's Hall of Mirrors painting in Versailles... Yikes! Let's look at it more closely.
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15 fantasy portrait tips Fantasy portraiture is my favourite subject. Bringing an original character to life is exciting, but can be difficult to achieve. To avoid mistakes and save time I try to follow a few rules. The most important thing to bear in mind is to take your time. Take your time – nothing good comes from rushing a painting. There's more to portraits than knowing how to draw a face. The main challenge in a portrait painting is to make the character stand out. 01. Before starting an illustration, I always do some quick pencil drawings to lay down my ideas. 02. It's important to be aware of the proportions of a human face. 03. Usually the biggest mistake in a portrait painting is the skin's colour: it's never either beige or black. 04. The composition and placement of the character in the illustration is essential for introducing dynamism to the painting. 05. The background can also help give more impact to the portrait. 06. 07. 08. 09. Lips are an important facial feature. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.
Draw with Photoshop Elements 10 Pencil Tool Drawing with the Pencil tool in Photoshop Elements 10 creates hard edges. You can’t get the soft, feathery edges that you can with the Brush tool. In fact, the edges of a pencil stroke can’t even be anti-aliased. Keep in mind that if you draw anything other than vertical or horizontal lines, your lines will have some jaggies when they’re viewed up close. Follow these steps to become familiar with the Pencil tool: Select the Pencil tool from the Tools panel.You can also press the N key. Digital Photography Glossary adapter Device used to attach certain lenses or filters to your digital camera. Adobe Photoshop The leading professional image-editing program for your computer. Adobe Photoshop Album A program that enables you to view one or several of your images at the same time, all in one easily navigated workspace. Adobe Photoshop Elements A less expensive version of Photoshop with fewer of the ultra-high-end features the professional version includes. anti-aliasing aperture Auto mode auto shut-off
How to use reference images correctly: 8 essential tips If you are an artist learning how to draw and paint in a representational style, chances are that you have used a reference image in your work at some point. Having a photo reference can be a powerful tool. However, it can also hinder you if you don’t know how to compensate for the photo’s inadequacies and distortions. Every project is different, but these are the key principles you should follow to use references correctly. 01. The temptation to copy every pixel of a photo reference is always there for an artist. 02. This may seem like a simple question, but it’s important to ask yourself this up-front. 03. When possible, you want to take the reference photos yourself. 04. When we see something strange in a photo, we readily accept it. 05. I often see artists utilising references from fashion photographers and other focused fields of photography. 06. The lighting in a reference photo should be the most important consideration for an artist. 07. 08. Related articles:
The 10 laws of Photoshop etiquette | Photoshop Designers, freelancers, lend me your ears. Whether you work as the former or the latter, at some point in your career you will have a job where end goal is to to pass your Photoshop files onto someone else. Many of us have been on the receiving end of that relationship. And there's come a time when we've opened up that PSD file and thought "What the hell?". I've personally experienced an instance in which a creative agency's contract for a particularly large design job was terminated due to the fact that they had supplied messy PSD files that no one could make head or tail of. Want to avoid damaging client relationships and getting yourself a bad rep within the design community? 01. As boring and mundane as it sounds: name your layers. Once labelled, organise these layers into group folders; allowing you to move and show/hide various large sections with ease. 02. Establish a simple naming convention that not only works for you, but would also work if your granny had to read it. 03. 04.
10 top tips to improve your sketching skills When you are trying to master the art of how to draw and sketch, there are many things to bare in mind. In 3dtotal Publishing’s latest book, 'Masters of Sketching', 20 incredible artists talk you through their process of creating a sketch, giving you invaluable insight into their way of working and offering you empowering words of motivation. Here are 10 snippets to help bring a new perspective to your creative process... 01. It’s ok to be messy “Because sketching is a place for creative play, I tend to let the process become a bit messy,” says artist and illustrator Christina Mrozik. 02. “Whether sketching on a napkin or producing an academic drawing, you make thousands of choices throughout the process,” explains story and concept artist Tom Fox. "As you become more invested in a piece of work – both emotionally and in terms of time – there is a tendency to become afraid of making significant changes and ultimately you stop focusing on the big picture. 03. 04. 05. 06. 07. 08. 09. 10.
aportugueselove.blogspot.pt/2013/01/software-to-enhance-your-creativity.html Hello Zazzlers and friends.Today I bring you a list of programs you can use to pursue your creative endeavors. Some are free to use, others will have some limitations but still you can download it and give it a try. I'll be upadating this list as I can.1. Adobe Creative Suite - A few posts ago I mentioned that Adobe is giving away an old version of Adobe Creative Suite with serial number and everything. 2. Inkscape provides source tarballs for Linux (binary packages are offered by the distributor), packages for Windows XP/Vista/7 (fully self-contained installer), and Mac OS X (DMG). 3. Supported Platforms GNU/Linux (i386, PPC)Microsoft Windows (XP, Vista)Mac OS XSun OpenSolarisFreeBSD 4. DrawPlus Starter Edition System SpecsPentium PC with mouseMicrosoft Windows® 8, 7, Vista, or XP (32-bit) operating system512MB RAM250MB free hard disk space1024 x 600 monitor resolution 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
How to draw and paint - 95 pro tips and tutorials Every month, ImagineFX magazine is inundated with queries from digital artists looking for advice on a specific problem they are having with their drawing and painting projects – as well as their usual hit of hints, tips and inspiration. ImagineFX has a wealth of professionals on hand to answer those questions, provide tips on how to draw better, and provide tutorials for those learning how to draw and paint. They can even come to the aid of fellow pro artists who have become frustrated by a specific technique. Here is a collection of those digital painting and drawing tips and tutorials, gathered together in one mammoth feature to help you improve your artwork. Most of the articles are Photoshop tutorials unless otherwise stated but the tips apply to other photo editor applications whatever software or hardware you are using – and some will even be of use to you if are a traditional artist. Happy drawing! Here's what's included in our mega-list: Get started over the page!