I upgraded to ArtRage 4 recently, and have really been loving working with it. In fact, it might become my go-to painting program from now on. Here are the two most recent paintings completed:
I just installed the latest version of ArtRage and thought I would get some more practice with it. I really do love the natural paint texture you can get with the tools.
Anyways, Mary Poppins has been on my mind and so I felt inspired to get a little Victorian.
This image popped into my mind this weekend at church. I was very down and tired and just emotionally drained. As I was praying that God would give me the strength to get through the day, this image came to me.
I sketched it in ArtRage with the pencil tool in about an hour and a half. I couldn’t decide if I wanted to just leave it as is, or to add color. I really liked how the sketch turned out, but I decided to go ahead and color it.
The sketch was done on a top layer, so I just started to lay the oils down underneath it to add the background. I used the big roller brush to lay down a lot of color, and then smoothed out the rough parts using the palette knife. Then I used the square oil brush. Since I liked the sketch so much, I decided just to leave it visible as the top layer.
Here is the finished colored version. I still can’t decide which one I like the best.
Recently finished watching all four seasons of Doctor Who, so I have Who-brain right now. I’m dying cause we just down graded our cable service, so no more BBC America. So I’m missing the final specials of David Tennant. Stupid Sci-Fi (er SyFy) Channel.
Yes, I am sad, very sad to see David Tennant step down from being the Doctor. But I am willing to give Matt Smith a chance. I hope that he will wow me and make me forget all about David Tennant. I loved Christopher Eccleston as the 9th Doctor almost as much as Tennant, so I’m willing to believe it could happen.
I just don’t know yet how I’m going to watch the new season when it comes back. Sigh.
I just finished reading the Temeraire series by Naomi Novik, and I absoluetly loved it. I’m a sucker for historical fiction, and for dragons, so this was right up my alley. I could resist creating some Temeraire inspired art, in fact I think I will do a couple of illustrations from the first book to add to my portfolio. But here is what I would do if I got the chance to re-make the cover of the book.