Multi color brush strokes add to the richness of this painting.
Create multiple colors in your brush strokes by:
1) varying hue, saturation and value (HSV),
2) select color from a gradient or,
3) select color from an entire color set.
I am sure you will enjoy creating more colorful and expressive brush strokes. The set of brushes I referred to are called Desert Oasis. They are watercolor brushes and would have to be converted to “cover” if they are to be used as a non watercolor variant. They can be found at Skip Allen Paints Blog along with many other brush sets he makes available for free.
It is easy to create custom and accessible brush and texture combinations called “LOOKS” in Corel Painter 12.1
I have created a custom “splatter look” with a specific brush and paper
to simulate the look spattered paint in the image below.
I can now apply this”spatter” effect to any image with just the click of a “look”.
I hope you enjoy this video, I would love to receive your comments and feedback.
Winifred Whitfield is a portrait painter, a fine art painter and teaches digital painting using Corel Painter and Photoshop.
I love painting dancers though I have not created many such paintings. I am changing this. I enjoyed painting the variations below in Corel Painter 12.1.
Watch the video to see how I create the four variations of this painting. Unfortunately, there is not enough time in the 15 minutes to demonstrate the initial painting.
Creating s sketch of your subject allows for additional creativity and expression in your painting. A sketch in itself might become a finished work of art. Learn to sketch by hand. This video will inspire you to do so.
Below is the final painting.
By now you likely know the importance I find in just playing,” doodling” sometimes I call it. Just put that brush to canvas and see where it takes you. That is how the following painting was born. I was continuing to explore the Real Camelhair brush variant in the Oil Category of Corel Painter which will sample multiple colors. And so I “dipped” into blue and white and started to twirl – creating a “Van Gough” sky. And then yellow and more blue. OK – fun – time to form land. Waves of green began to form a hill side, and then the reverse then gave depth and perspective. Perhaps there should be trees, I thought, more twirls formed the trees and then the apples. Apples started to fall to the ground and to roll to low spots. Perhaps there should be children gathering them, I thought. Little girls appeared, two of them more interested in the collecting than the other – who read her book. I thought of body positions, sitting, reaching, bracing on a hillside. I was able to do this quickly and fluidly – I am always amazed when this happens. And so this cheerful illustrative painting came into being.
And so it goes sometimes, when I put brush to canvas.