Monday, February 15, 2010

Lifeguard Tower

After a 7 year hiatus, It's time to stretch the 'ol life painting legs. I'm including the brush settings as Painter is SO versatile and convoluted that it takes lots of finessing to get a brush to feel and blend properly. I used one brush for the whole painting changing only 2 things regularly, the brush size (which I have mapped to the wheel on the Intuos 4 tablet), but also, and less obviously, the brush "minimum" size. The reason is that you generally have pressure sensitivity mapped to size AND opacity. Increasing the brush "min" size allows you to momentarily paint with a big brush lightly. So the brush stays light but not thin. Great for things like layered fog and sky.

Corel Painter 11 with a Wacom Intuos 4
File: 1280 x 720 pixels
Brush: Oil Pastels - Oil Pastel 20
Opacity: 45%
Grain: 21%
Resat: 30%
Bleed: 48%
Jitter: 0

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