View Full Version : Re: Unusuall Self Portraits Project

01-20-2001, 11:24 AM
I decided to create a self-portrait to use for my "tinyhead". It turned out better than expected so I added it to TeAnne's self-portrait project. I'm posting it here also, because it is my first digital self portrait.

It was done in Painter with a variant of the airbrush tool which I created (I call it the Air Pen). For those who are interested, the air pen is a variant of the feather tip air brush. The difference being that I changed the opacity and grain values to 100%. This gives me a nice smooth line. It retains all of the properties of an airbrush tool (which are more visible at larger size settings).

My Discovery of the Day; when doing a self portrait on the computer, you almost never have to look down. I held the mirror in my left hand, slightly to the left center of the monitor. Drawing on the tablet with my right, I just shifted my eyes from the mirror to the monitor. This helped me to hold the same pose throughout the session.

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01-20-2001, 04:24 PM
cool. I haven't used painter for 5 years (Fractal Painter, right?). I should see how it is with the upgrades, now. How do you like the newer interface?


01-20-2001, 05:54 PM
Very good effort http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gifThats one I havn't done. (Self portrait with my mouse) Thank you for the submission too, How about colouring it green now and posting it in the Green Project? http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

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01-20-2001, 07:23 PM
Very good Digistyle! I like the simplicity of it, makes a great tinyhead!

01-20-2001, 08:14 PM
Thanks, everyone.

And yes, it was Fractal Design's Painter, then Fractal Design was bought by Metacreations who recently sold the program to Corel (convoluted, ain't it http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/wink.gif ).

I didn't use any earlier versions of the full Painter programs, so I don't have a reference between interfaces. I used Painter Classic and a tryout copy of Painter 5.0. The interfaces between them and 5.5 are pretty much the same. I also used Fractal Design's Dabbler (its called Art Dabbler now). It is sort of a gateway program to Painter. The interfaces were a bit different, but the icons were about the same.

I'll see if I can shake something loose from the ol' imagination for the Green Project.


01-23-2001, 09:02 PM
Nifty! Makes a very nice tinyhead.