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MSIE
04-24-2011, 12:37 PM
... today I fired up AR 2.5 (which is the version I was using back in 2007 when I discovered ArtRage, but didn't use for a long long time) just to check the behaviour of the oil brush .. so I painted some strokes, and they looked like bubbles ;)

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I thought they were nice, so I saved the file, opened it up in AR 3.0.8 Studio Pro and had fun doodling around with those bubbles :)
as usual, after a while I was lost in thousands of layers with different blend modes etc, and I decided to call this painting "finished" :rolleyes:

so here it is - it doesn't look like bubbles anymore, so I call it "Eggplant" ;)

I hope you like it - I appreciate your comments and critics :)

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Alexandra
04-24-2011, 12:40 PM
These are great!

Muir Dragonne
04-24-2011, 07:55 PM
It's like a...bubble plant - a plant that grows long-stem flowers where in the petals resemble bubbles. I want one. :D

MSIE
04-24-2011, 09:42 PM
thank you Alexandra :)
thank you Muir :) at some point I thought that I should enlarge the canvas to add a long green stem, but I was too tired :o so I left it as it is.

coops
04-24-2011, 11:53 PM
This is great Muir, love the colours and the brightness of it:)

sabena
04-25-2011, 12:13 AM
Wow i like this, fantastic painting:eek::)

mannafig
04-25-2011, 01:19 AM
Ooh Bubbles I like bubbles(he he:D:D)
nicely done:):)

gxhpainter2
04-25-2011, 03:31 AM
I love this... it is like an exotic plant with jewel like colors....:):):):):D:D:D

jibes
04-25-2011, 07:03 AM
Great designs!! Didn't get the Eggplant angle though.
I liked AR2 better because of it's speed just like an earlier version of Painter. AR3 is much slower but has some great features I would miss and so I use it.

MSIE
04-25-2011, 01:26 PM
thank you for your nice comments, coops, sabena, mannafig, gxhpainter, jibes :)

re: AR2/AR3 ~ when I was looking through my old paintings (created in 2007 using AR2) I noticed that my strokes were much more "painterly" than today (using AR3 Studio Pro). I wondered why ... back then I was using my mouse (I hate using mouse to paint!) ... now I'm the proud owner of a Wacom tablet :)
but after checking out AR2 using tablet + pen, I still get the feeling that my strokes somehow look more "ethereal" than with AR3 :confused:

anyways, I love AR3 and all its features :)

byroncallas
04-25-2011, 02:07 PM
I rather like - an interesting transformation. I also note your color shifts from more muted to more rich. Your comments on your strokes now vs. then is interesting in its own right - noting a similar experience. Very nice painting. :)

MSIE
05-04-2011, 10:01 AM
oops :o - forgot to thank you for your comment, byroncallas - thank you kindly! :)

I still have not figured out if the difference in the strokes is "my fault" (using a tablet now instead of the mouse) or if it's some sort of default setting which was different in AR2 compared to AR3 ...

Jasminek
05-04-2011, 10:23 AM
Pleasantly colorful indeed.:)

AlanEu
05-04-2011, 07:51 PM
good eggplant
want eat them , but will i become a colorful bubble man then ?;)

Mike Severoff
05-04-2011, 08:01 PM
Gorgeous and enchanting!

screenpainter
05-04-2011, 08:10 PM
yummy colors!