It is not difficult in fact one of my themes throughout is “to keep it simple”. I will show you everything you need to know to create a fun and “representative” watercolor painting. I know you want to create some “fresh and modern” paintings of your children or grand children. If you can clone using opaque media, you can clone using “real watercolor”. You only need to know what brushes to choose. I have selected the brushes for you to use and guide you in their use every step of the way. I have put them in a brush category for you to use with this tutorial – I included images to paint also. Adjustments will be minimal – just as with another brushes. Trust me on this you will love this.
Does this process apply to children only? Of course not, In fact you can take your painting to greater levels of complexity and sophistication just as soon as you are ready. But the simple ones are beautiful also and stand on their on. I have included everything you need in the extra content which comes with this tutorial.
The only thing missing is your expressive hand and your willingness to try. I hope you will.
Thanks for looking.
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This week, I posted a video about ways to create and use Gradients in Corel Painter 12.1. I often use gradients in painter. Filling a canvas with a gradient or using it as an overlay is a good way to quickly get some color on your canvas and often sparks the next creative idea.
In this video, you will learn how to create a two-point gradient and how to save it, how to create a custom color gradient from a strip, (1000 pixels wide by 50 pixels deep), save it and capture the icon, and how to create your own gradient library. To add additional gradient collections to your libraries, please to to Corel Painters “extra content” page or click on the direct link to the extra content on my RESOURCES blog page. I hope you enjoy this video. Winifred.
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.
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.
I like it. It’s fun. Actually I was inspired by some of the concept artist – illustrators who design for games and other animation. This was my twist on it.
Can you believe even that the necklace was painted. No photo here. I have great brushes which do not come with Corel Painter – which allow me to create a painting like this – brushes created by David Gell
I never fully envisioned this. I just start with the sketchiest of an idea and keep putting one foot in front of the other following my inner guide. If I had known what I was doing from the beginning, it would not take so long.
I wish you a very Merry Christmas or a happy holiday in whatever form you celebrate it. I wish your spirits to experience joy and celebration. As we look forward to 2012 we leave behind the challenges and opportunities of this year in anticipation of greater joy and creativity for the year to come. It will be as we make it. Whether you spend the holidays alone, or with friends or family, our happiness lives within us. I wish you peace. Winifred