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Gray539
11-28-2008, 07:00 PM
Another flower from my garden with a small visitor. 20x16" mixed vector/raster painting.

Charlie's Mum
11-29-2008, 05:07 PM
It's a beautiful image Gray.
Do you actually paint these in a programme or do you use photographs and manipulate them?
Either way, it's lovely :)

Gray539
11-29-2008, 06:08 PM
Thank you Maureen. No, there's no photo manipulation. It's a straight digital painting.

HWilson
11-29-2008, 08:33 PM
Very beautiful! Do you have site that would explain this process? I am very keen on it! Thank you, Heather

Gray539
11-30-2008, 02:14 PM
Thank you, Heather. I do have a site but it's mostly aviation illustrations and I don't explain the process.

The reason I use vectors to lay out the line drawing and colour blocks is because my paint program is so simple it only contains a basic brush and layering. If I had better paint software I would do the whole layout in raster. I keep everything on separate layers for ease of work. This drawing helps to explain the process I use. It's the image I used with my other post in the forum "Garden Clematis". Thanks for your interest.

Charlie's Mum
11-30-2008, 05:41 PM
I must say Gray, that what you do, and how you do it, is fascinating!
Each piece is so precise - each colour area ....... I've just got to have a try with this method! :)

Gray539
12-01-2008, 12:03 PM
Thanks Maureen, let me know how it works for you.:)

Shirl Parker
12-01-2008, 01:49 PM
Gray, what software do you use? You do a wonderful job.

Gray539
12-01-2008, 07:15 PM
Thanks Shirl. I use Xara Xtreme for the line work and colour blocking and the simple paint brush and layering from a small program called Ulead GIF Annimator5.

HWilson
12-14-2008, 07:01 PM
Thank you very much for explaining your process! I am sorry it has taken me this long to write back. I think it is fascinating and gorgeous! I hope you are well recognized in your field!! Just beautiful.

debsn2paintn
12-14-2008, 10:16 PM
Very beautiful!

greensyster
12-15-2008, 12:37 AM
... wet canvas... :) However beauty is created it is worthwhile especially so in your system. So you would not need to make prints from the original, you would just print off lots of originals? I am intrigued and have noticed how digital art has gained such status at art competitions as in it's own genre.

Gray539
02-17-2009, 07:12 PM
Sorry to be so late in responding to your kind words.
Thanks again HWilson.
Thank you Deb and greensyster for taking a look and making such kind comments.

lensman
05-20-2009, 01:41 PM
Thanks Shirl. I use Xara Xtreme for the line work and colour blocking and the simple paint brush and layering from a small program called Ulead GIF Annimator5.

Bumping this back to the top... All that work you do in vector is impressive enough but then you use that small programme for the raster work. Even more impressed by that!, however, I would like to bring your (and others) attention to a small, inexpensive programme that you may or may not have heard about but I'm sure you'd love it. It's called ArtRage (just add .com for their website). It only costs $25 for a direct download! I know I sound like I own the company - and I wish I did! - but I really do like it that much.

I think with that programme your work will excel even the high standards you have now.

Glenn

heritage34
05-23-2009, 09:49 AM
This is REALLY stunning!

Lady Carol
05-30-2009, 01:47 PM
I initially thought it was a sculpture. Stunning work.