Digital Drawings

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Jazz: An American Quilt Digital Collage

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Fresh Apples for I.F.

This is my second picture for fresh, I painted it with the oil brushes in Painter 8. Read more below on how I use painter and scroll down for another fresh fruit picture. And by the time I got finished with this, the cut apple sitting on my computer desk was looking pretty brown, and not very fresh.

Friday, September 23, 2005

Illustration Friday: FRESH

Still Life of Fresh Fruit. THE PEACH AND PLUM
A few weeks ago I was having a drawing lull, nothing came easily. So I decided I needed a drastic change, instead of drawing the usual cartoony offerings from imagination, I would do some digital still life paintings from actual real to goodness objects. Since I was looking for some changes, I used digital brushes that I had little experience with. The paintings would be practice pieces to learn and work with some of the brushes I am not use to using. “The peach and plum” was one of these digital paintings.

In Corel Painter 8, I started with a blank 850x1100 canvas at 300 resolution. I grabbed a peach and plum out of my refrigerator and set them on my computer desk. I painted with the digital oil brushes, blending them with the grainy blenders, I finished the peach’s surface with a glazing sponge and the specks on the plum with the leaky pen. The pattern on the hand made pottery dish was broken up with the shatter tool. The shadows were painted on a gel layer. There are about 18 layers, less than I usually use, mostly because I painted over and over on the same layer and then used the blending tool on the same layer. I’m posting this for two reasons, as a reminder that a fun way to get unstuck is to do something absolutely different than usual, and to encourage artists that are limiting themselves to vector programs, that they really can get a very different look and have a huge amount of fun with Corel Painter. ( And if Painter is too pricey to pop for, Wacom’s cheapest tablet $99, comes bundled with Painter Essential, a fun but slightly vamped down version of Painter.) And no I don’t work for Corel, I just love to use Painter. Best Regards, Jacque Davis.

Illustration Friday: FRESH

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Illustration Friday: Alexander Beetle Escaping from a Match Box

My Mom use to read regularly to me from the 1927 poem book by A.A. Milne, Now We Are Six. One of my favorite poems was “Forgiven” It starts like this.

I found a little beetle: so that Beetle was his name, and I called him Alexander and he answered just the same. I put him in a match-box, and I kept him all the day. . . And Nanny let my beetle out- Yes, Nanny let my beetle out- - - She went and let my beetle out—and Beetle ran away.

I think that my Mom and I still love this poem.


Wednesday, September 14, 2005

How deep is the milk?

Friday, September 09, 2005

In Depth for Illustration Friday

In Depth

In Depth: This piece was a practice piece for me. I wanted to create some rich textures in Painter 8. I started with a blank 850x1100 pix canvas at 300 resolution. To create the piece the brushes I used most were: Sponge, glazing 60; Hard Pastels, and Barbed Wired Pen. The piece in Painter has 37 layers, about half of them are gel layers. I finished the piece in Xara (similar to Corel Draw 9) duplicated the piece, created a button effect and layered it over the black and white background.

Friday, September 02, 2005

Illustration Friday Theme: Roots