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digistyle
12-31-2000, 02:08 AM
Finished my last painting of the year. I was looking through a collection of one of my favorite contemporary artists, the late Patrick Nagel and got inspired to try out his style (with my own twists, of course!). I have always admired his linework and minimal color pallette. I had to fight my inclination for adding details througout the process. Overall, I enjoyed creating this piece and am considering a series.

For those who are interested in the creation process: I drew the image on paper, scanned it into Painter 5.5 and colored it.

Finally, Happy New Year to all and thanks for making me feel welcome in this community of artists.

Best regards,
Digistyle

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TeAnne
12-31-2000, 05:02 AM
Hey digi, this is wonderful. Well done. I stole it for my harddrive. WOW you did good. It would make a great book cover.
Happy new year to ya.

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digistyle
01-02-2001, 04:47 PM
TeAnne,

Glad you enjoyed it!

Digistyle

tankgirla
01-05-2001, 03:05 PM
hey,

Great work youve done here..i love the line work and style. Like Teanne said..it would surely make a great book cover or poster because of the style and the colors. Is it a very large piece? like almost poster size? if it is, i say u frame it and hang it on your wall. I would love to have a picture like that hanging in my room everyday! beautiful work =)

Gisela
01-05-2001, 10:23 PM
Hi Digistyle,
Great line work and lovely colors!

It's nice to see another Clevelander here, too. That makes 4 of us that I know of. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

Gisela

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Artworks by Gisela Towner (http://www.artistnation.com/members/paris/gisela)

digistyle
01-05-2001, 10:49 PM
tankgirla,

Its pretty close to poster size, though that was an accident. I forgot to reduce the resolution when I scanned the original image and wound up with a big honking file! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif Thanks for the compliments.

Gisela,
Thanks. Yeah, it is good to know that Cleveland's represented here! We Clevelanders have to stick together (for warmth if for nothing else!! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif ).

Digistyle

larrygile
01-09-2001, 03:46 AM
Digs: I really think your work is neat, I've been using my Adobe to do color washes,
(one layer) over some of my pencil and ink drawings, but since I've seen what being done over here on digital... I want to try and install my Jasc 6 Paint Shop and Animation as soon as I finish getting thru the manuals, can't hardly wait to give it a test drive.

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[This message has been edited by larrygile (edited January 09, 2001).]

digistyle
01-09-2001, 08:32 PM
Thanks, Larry. I have a tryout copy of PSP, looks like a pretty cool program. I'm looking forward to seeing how you create with it.

Digistyle

eyeburp
01-11-2001, 01:07 PM
Have you ever used a program like Illustrator or Freehand? It's great for images like this and you can output the size of billboards from a tiny file!

digistyle
01-11-2001, 07:40 PM
Eyeburp,

I've never tried a vector program. Can you draw with them like you would in a raster program or is it a "set the anchors" way of working?

Digistyle

auntie_chaos
10-29-2001, 11:41 AM
digistyle ... Was digging back into the depths of this forum and came across this painting. Caught my eye and had to comment on it ... love the <i>simpleness</i> (not sure if that's the word I want ... I'm not trying to insinuate it was simple) of the lines ... the way it sorta flows. Also like the colors you've chosen for it and the way you did the shadowing. Glad I went digging. :)

digistyle
10-29-2001, 07:43 PM
It was a surprise to see this at the top again (thought my computer was malfunctioning :)). Glad you liked it. If I remember correctly, the shadow was done with a wet watercolor brush (digital, of course!)

digistyle