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03-29-2001, 08:23 PM
Playing around in Painter this evening. I really enjoy using this program. Quickie "just for fun" rendering of Bettie Page from photo (didn't quite get the likeness http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/frown.gif). 45 minute sketch and coloring. Digital pencil, pen and airbrush.


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Limits? What limits?

03-29-2001, 09:25 PM
Hi Digstyle.
I like the intention, but you have to remember that the digital tools are very different than the manual tools.
When you try to draw something as using a pencil, it becomes too flat, because it has no feeling, it has no differences, no imperfections.
So, you can realy reach realistic looks with the computer, but certainly not trying to paint as you would in the a real canvas.
Use tehj computer, go around its tools, if you have a tool to make circles, them make them, dont try to make by drawing lines.
Keep the good work...

03-30-2001, 07:24 AM

I like the loose feel you achieved with this. Just like doodling in your notebook at school, eh? http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif
I agree, I like Painter a lot as well. Unlike some other programs, it really does bridge the gap between "real world" media and digital.
Pin-up girls? You seem to be surrounded by beautiful women.
Lucky dog.. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

Keep slopping the paint on the screen, my friend. I enjoy your work very much.


There is no spoon...

03-30-2001, 08:34 PM
Thanks, guys!

I agree that digital tools are different from trad tools. But, I do find that techniques that I've learned and used in one medium can be successfully transferred to another. I currently have three pieces under way. A digital work for the mythology project waits for me on the computer, a watercolor is taped to the easel and a charcoal is on my drawing table. I've approached each one in much the same manner and I find that I can see my personal style (imperfections) in each one. I don't think that a piece's "feeling" comes from any particular medium. I think that feeling comes from the artist. Some artists can take a simple subject and make the work speak volumes. Others can take the same subject, use the same medium and leave you unmoved. Hopefully, one day I will consistently do the former. Thanks for looking!

Yeah, doodling at school, in meetings, in waiting rooms, you name it!!

Bettie Page is one of my favorites. The woman's body was as close to perfection as I have ever seen. I have never seen anyone, male or female, who's proportions have been so balanced. I would have loved to have drawn her from life.

Thanks again,


Limits? What limits?