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04-24-2007, 07:19 AM
Okay...I finally got around to actually playing with my new toys.


It is super duper hard! lol...but I haven't had so much fun before!

I got it all wrong from the start...I drew it funny. But this is my first! I am normally a traditional painter and drawer. I found that cause I had SOOO many options I ended up playing with those, rather than looking at the big picture. lol FUN! This is a self portrait.

Oil pastels in Corel Painter X....

C and C are welcome!

04-24-2007, 08:22 AM
An excellent start nuna, a striking portrait

04-24-2007, 08:47 AM
Hi NunaInua and welcome to Painters Alley! :wave:

I agree with Barry this is an excellent start...I love the delicate features and skin tones ... self portrait huh well your beautiful spirit shows through as well as your talent :) .. I know what you mean about the options there are hundreds and I find myself playing alot too when I try something new. :lol: Looking forward to more paintings! :thumbsup: :wave:

04-24-2007, 11:50 AM
Definitely a great start. I know when I started digital painting, it felt weird. But once you get used to it, it sure is fun!

04-24-2007, 12:26 PM
Love the expression of your portrait and the color choice! Welcome to this forum NunaInua!

04-24-2007, 12:51 PM
Welcome NunaInua :wave: very nice start.. portraits are not easy to do, so many different planes to the face. Takes practice. I bet you have some very pretty Alaskan landsacapes to paint too. Glad you are enjoying painting. The more you get into it the more fun it will be for you.


04-24-2007, 03:27 PM
Thank you all for your comments!

All I see today are the improvments I can make ...he he

04-25-2007, 01:40 PM
Very lovely piece! Are you near Chugiak or Anchorage? I have family up there! Again wonderful piece! Please keep posting! :)

04-25-2007, 01:52 PM
I don't know if it looks like you but it is a nice portrait. And most important: you are enjoying it.

04-25-2007, 01:58 PM
pretty nice, I find the oil pastel brushs act very close to the physical sticks, thier blending and such can be dificult to control, well done.

04-25-2007, 07:32 PM
Thank you!

I'm trying other "mediums"

Good God I'm going to be in my little cave for months :/

04-30-2007, 12:05 AM
Great start and welcome to the forum.:wave: