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Elainepsq
11-23-2013, 03:51 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Nov-2013/42008-harpist.jpg
I started out saying I wanted to draw him on a taupe background, and use some black pencil and some white pencil for the highlights, but it's digital, and I can't seem to get the control with the wacom that I can get with a real pencil. Besides, there is a great sense of light in those pinkish highlights, so I said good thing it's digital, I can switch gears and dive into color!
I did it in artrage. It's a tricky pose, and I did do it mostly in one layer, I can't imagine doing this on paper- when the hand on the other side of the harp was in the wrong place, I simply moved it! I must admit, I probably worked on this more than 2 hours, but I really don't know, as I worked on it a little yesterday between work, and a little today.

The strings are on the wrong angle, but thankfully, there is a way of making perfectly straight lines, that I used.

Thanks Marianne for some great photos, there's another I'd like to try, so maybe another one tomorrow?

Charlie's Mum
11-23-2013, 03:56 PM
You've done very well with this in digi Elaine - nice painterly approach too.

Scattykat
11-23-2013, 05:11 PM
well done on the digi ...

connievanwinssen
11-23-2013, 05:15 PM
Very good!:)

Scotkatidid
11-23-2013, 05:39 PM
Lovely digi Elaine - like how you captured his face - looks like he is so pleased with his music and so he should be - I think the harp has a most wonderful sound.

justjean
11-23-2013, 10:21 PM
Very nice, Elaine :thumbsup:

KreativeK
11-23-2013, 11:16 PM
Fantastic work, Elaine! I don't know how you digi artists do it but always looks great.

crispur2005
11-24-2013, 12:36 AM
I second that.

Fantastic work, Elaine! I don't know how you digi artists do it but always looks great.

oty
11-24-2013, 09:04 AM
very good job!

Elainepsq
11-24-2013, 10:53 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Nov-2013/42008-dunes_at_KittyHawk.jpg Thank you all. Although the harpist photo called to me as a better potential painting, I was also called by the dunes Kitty Hawk. because sand dunes are one of my favorite places to hang out, so I really wanted to paint that one too. Once again, it's digital painting done in artrage.

Deano
11-24-2013, 04:27 PM
Love the WC effects on the frontal grasses in the dunes painting, Elaine!
Great color in the Harpist! I think I should have used a background color like yours in mine.

skappy
11-27-2013, 02:06 AM
Both look nice Elaine it is true digi gives you some freedom I should try it again
Robert

artastic
11-27-2013, 11:53 AM
amazing Digi work Elaine

sundiver
11-27-2013, 01:56 PM
The harpist looks very good (I know what you mean about controlling the lines with a Wacom) and the dunes are beautiful.