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Spectra7
03-21-2001, 11:15 PM
Well finally finished this one and now I am getting cold looking at it. The title is "Cold and Damp" I think I will go snuggle by the fire.

Hope you like it.

Gene

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Spectra7
03-21-2001, 11:28 PM
Just realized how big that image is. So here is a scaled down version so you can see the composition. The other one is good to see the detail

Gene

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Fig
03-22-2001, 01:55 AM
Gene,

Nice natural media feel to your painting. What software/tool do you use to create this brushwork?

Fig

Spectra7
03-22-2001, 02:44 AM
I use a combination of photoshop and painter to achieve this style. It has taken me quite a while using a lot of experimentation and trial and error to come up with all the variables to get it the way I want it. I am still working on perfecting it further.

Gene

nnelson1
03-22-2001, 07:21 AM
Gene,

Very nice work. If you hadn't posted here, I wouldn't have guessed it was a "virtual oil". I'm interested in this type of technique as well. Trying to get away from always using the 'airbrush' look of digital painting.

Thanks for posting this.

Cheers!

Nick

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Shehaub
03-23-2001, 08:54 AM
Gene! I cannot tell you how impressed I am with this one! Please tell us how you do this. This is just beautiful!

Spectra7
03-23-2001, 09:18 AM
Hardware:
Pentium II 400, with 256m RAM, Win98.
Input with a 9x12 Wacom Intuos digitizing tablet.
Software:
Painter 6, Photoshop 5, Deep Paint, Genuine Fractals Pro

Working methods:
I start out in Photoshop where I do basic layout, color correction, and use a a series of customized actions to abstract and texturize the images. The texturizing is an important part of the process because it gives a variable color distribution to the field for use with the Painter brushes later on. When the underpainting is complete, I move to Painter where I either use cloning brushes or the new camel hair brushes that allow for the pick up of indiviual color on each bristle of the brush. You can also adjust the feature control which gives hair texture to the stroke. Setting the Well settings to - restaturate - 0 and bleed at a higher level allows you to move the existing colors with the brush. The individual hairs of the brush pick up the textured color which provides a very realistic stroke with lots of subtle color variation. I like to use a very low setting on impasto and turn the impasto light to 0 so the effect of paint thickness looking. The next step is to go in and reset the well-restaurate to a higher number to start adding palette color to the brush to build up detail, hilites, and shadows. There are number of other brushes I have built
that I use also. The fun here is to design what suites you. Takes a bit of time, but it is worth it.

Gene

Fig
03-23-2001, 11:00 PM
Gene,

Thanks for the process description. I'm sure it has become less complex for you than it sounds. I know when I write out my processes I wonder how I ever remembered it all! I use Photoshop and Painter with a Wacom tablet also. Nice to see your images and words.

Fig

digistyle
03-24-2001, 07:16 AM
Great image. I love seeing the versatility of digital art and the variety of styles that can be created with it.

digistyle