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Drawing flowers are a good subject to start painting.:) They are not intimidating as trying to paint other subjects like portraits (people always want likeness:( ), still lifes (oooops!:eek: how difficult is to paint textures, make bottles and vases symetric...) and....so on....
One can paint flowers and if they are not very similar...well.... it doesn't matter... you can always paint beauties....Everybody will like them....:)
Here is a collection i've been gathering some time ago from the RIL. I chose them because they had some interesting features to paint...like drops of dew, light reflections, unusual compositions, textures.....
Well....lets stop all this chat and.......pick up that stylus or mouse and lets start painting the soul of these beauties!........
You can find these images in:
05-24-2006, 11:17 PM
Thanks Kareen :wave: , great bunch of references, now to decide which one/s :)
05-25-2006, 08:24 AM
Here's the first one , started to try and draw the outline with a grid but kept losing where I was so got rid of the grid and did the rose leaf by leaf it was hard but as I couldn't sleep it passed the time :lol:
05-25-2006, 10:42 AM
aww Lady, you did a fantastic job; it is so pretty, great shadows.
Great idea on this one as I love to do flowers. I have some of these saved and wanted to try acrylics, but will love to do them digitally.....wooohooo.
05-25-2006, 11:49 AM
Beautiful ref. Kareen...Thank you for these! :wave:
Jean...That is absolutely Gorgeous!! :thumbsup: You can tell you spent alot of time on it ,I am almost ashamed to put mine up here your a tough act to follow!
05-25-2006, 02:07 PM
ok, rotfl.........sorry Jean, I thought lady did yours.......it is wonderful and now, Lady you have done an excellent job on yours...hehehe
Yours looks like it might be porcelain...nice crisp edges and shadows...wonderful job
05-25-2006, 03:13 PM
These are lovely.:thumbsup:
Hey Jean and Marge your very fast! Those flowers are beautiful and look very delicate:clap: :) Can you tell a bit about the techniques you applied?:)
05-25-2006, 09:52 PM
thanks Marge, Aggie and Kareen :wave:
Marge , your rose is :clap:beautiful :clap: and I agree with Aggie it does have a porcelain look to it , I didn't spend to much time on mine between cups of tea, reading a book, this and that :lol: )
Kareen what can I say, used Painter IX, Artists Oils, clumpy ? (I think, I never remember from minute to minute ) and as I said started with a grid, got rid of it and just painted leaf to leaf :)
05-25-2006, 11:12 PM
Here are my tulips. This was PSP 9, palette knife and smudge tool.:)
05-25-2006, 11:28 PM
Ladies....what a wonderful job you have done....everyone of you...wish I had the time to just sit up tonight and paint one too but maybe will find sometime this weekend...
05-26-2006, 04:11 AM
psp 10 palette knife and smudge tool.:wave:
05-26-2006, 07:05 AM
WOW Annie your tulips are lovely but that rose is gorgeous :clap: :clap: , how about a step by step for us .... PLEASE :)
Wooooooooooooow Annie! those flowers are incredible, love specially the tulips piece Bravo!
05-26-2006, 10:26 AM
Wow, Annie what beautiful work....palette knife and smudge tool? I guess I need to try that.......I love the tulips...they are my favorite, but the rose is beautiful...great job
05-26-2006, 01:58 PM
05-28-2006, 11:19 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-May-2006/42008-tulips.jpg wow! some great photorealism. here's my version of the purple tulips. I really enjoyed painting the drape, I'm afraid I'd have to go into photoshop and do some cloning or dodge/burn to make the eyelet in the cloth work,, so I decided to leave it as is.
Mostly Painter4, I had to go to photoshop to crop. I just don't know painter well enough.
2 days till my new version of Painter arrives, I'm very excited. I ordered the entire CS suite, Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign2, Acrobat and Painter!!!
05-29-2006, 03:38 AM
:thumbsup: How very pretty Elaine
There's a romantic feeling in your piece Elaine!:)
05-30-2006, 03:44 AM
Jean, Marge, Annie, Elaine you have all done some great flowers!
06-01-2006, 09:19 AM
aww Elaine, that is beautiful...it is romantic...great job
06-02-2006, 10:05 AM
Beautiful work everyone here is one I finished the 29th and forgot to put up here...LOL
06-06-2006, 12:57 PM
Lady, that is just beautiful....
06-06-2006, 12:58 PM
My orange rose. I loved doing this...great pictures...
Painter and used oil brush and blender
06-10-2006, 09:43 AM
Here is a rose I did not too long ago when I needed something to do in Painter...
06-10-2006, 05:08 PM
Fantastic LadyA for both of them but I do particularly love the rose. Just beautiful.
06-10-2006, 05:10 PM
Your rose is glorioius Aggie:)
Aggie You chose a difficult flower to paint (well at least to me!), you captured their essence. Beautiful roses specially the orange one
06-13-2006, 10:08 AM
thanks, all...........Lady, I don't think I ever saw that.......wonderful job....
06-27-2006, 05:19 PM
Beautiful flowers, everyone!!! Marge, I love that peony vase... very pretty.
Here are some watercolor... at least an attempt at watercolor- roses I did in painter.
06-28-2006, 12:45 AM
I'm still experimenting with Painter 9- a big change for me from version 4. I
I've been very busy with a graphic's project and haven't found the time to paint.
I enjoyed playing with the sponges with this one- not sure it has much value otherwise! Oh well, as long as I've had fun doing it!
anyone have any suggestions for it???
06-28-2006, 11:45 AM
Great job on the flowers everyone!
06-29-2006, 01:19 AM
All the beautiful flowers would make a wonderful bouquet :thumbsup:
06-29-2006, 09:02 PM
This is such a pretty thread:)
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