Sunday, November 04, 2007


I haven't used Corel Painter for a while, so I thought I'd get back to it. Here I painted a puffin using mostly wet acrylics and some smeary brushes as well. First, I cloned the image (file --> clone). In the clone I selected the image (Select --> All), and deleted it by pressing the backspace key. This left me with a blank canvas. I was able to toggle back and forth to the original image by turning the tracing paper effect on and off. I eyeballed most of the colors, but there were some that I selected using the color picker (hold alt key) while painting. None of the painting was done using the clone stamp. I really like the visible brush strokes and the appearance of layering paint in some areas.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Halloween Jesus

A little backstory on Halloween Jesus.....A friend of mine was trying to explain the Trinity to another friend. When the part about the Holy Spirit/Holy Ghost came up, there was some questioning if that was when Jesus scares people on Halloween. It was suggested that I give life to Halloween Jesus, so here it goes. This is just the initial ink drawing. I definitely plan to draw him in Illustrator. I'd also like to draw some other Biblical figures in their Halloween best.....maybe Mummy Moses will be next :-)