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10-24-2011, 12:02 PM
while doodling with ArtRage, a golden eye took shape and this is what it looks like:

[click to enlarge!]

I was surprised at how "easy" it was to create this painting by just using customized presets of ink pen, watercolour and sticker spray :)

I hope you like it :) comments and critics are welcome as always!

5 layers ...


10-24-2011, 12:40 PM
MSIE..wow... I can't believe how much depth and luminance you got in this painting.. it is very life like and totally entrancing...:eek::eek:

10-24-2011, 12:58 PM
you won't believe me when I tell you that I originally wanted to paint a pumpkin :D :o :rolleyes: ... it seems I just cannot paint "what I should" .. it always ends up as something different .. lol :confused: so yeah, this eye was meant to be a halloween pumpkin, but I'm glad you like it - thank you! :)

oh, btw, I also painted a "Halloween Onion" :o instead of a pumkin, I'm gonna post it as well .... ;)

10-24-2011, 10:27 PM
What an amazing artpiece and interesting tutorial thereabout!
You've got a very brilliant artistic talent, dear mate!
I don't know which sticker spray objects You used, but this may be an approach to a quite original figurative painting style.

10-31-2011, 10:04 AM
thank you Caesar for commenting :) much appreciated!
sorry for my late response ... busy busy RL :(

10-31-2011, 10:18 AM
Love the style of this with so much brilliance and depth. A real gem. Pumpkin or eye, I think you discovered some valuable painting techniques. I would also be interested to know what sticker brushes you used.

10-31-2011, 10:55 AM
Very cool doodling....

10-31-2011, 11:34 AM
The best kind of doodle:):)

10-31-2011, 01:37 PM
kenmo, mannafig ~ thanks for commenting :) :)
@ screenpainter ~ gimme some time to check which sticker spray presets I was using. if I remember right, most of them were custom made by me ;) thank you for your nice reply :)

10-31-2011, 11:56 PM
This is absolutely great MSIE:) funny how some paintings turn into something completely different but sooooooo good:)

11-05-2011, 11:58 AM
thank you coops, I agree, it's fun! :) :)

@ screenpainter + Caesar (and everyone else who might be interested) ~ re stickerspray ...
sorry it took me so long to reply .. finally here is a short list of all the stickerspray presets I was using in this painting.

first, please have a look at the layers again.
for those wondering why the layers seem to look different compared to the final painting - I'm using duplicate/merge and blend modes a lot, that's why ;)


layer #2 and #3: stickerspray provided by Hanzz (customized by me) - see this thread! (http://www2.ambientdesign.com/forums/showthread.php?t=37315) ~ thank you Hanzz!

[click image below to see details]


layer #5: five of my own home-made stickersprays ;)
plus one stickerspray created by Misterpaint (customized by me) - see this thread (http://www2.ambientdesign.com/forums/showthread.php?t=35583) ~ thank you Misterpaint!

[click image below to see details]

if you want to use my stickersprays called "Anj_Rope", "Anj_Stipple 01", and "Anj_Tile 02" see this thread (http://www2.ambientdesign.com/forums/showthread.php?t=35841).
if you want to use my stickersprays called "Anj_Aqua Dots" or "Anj_Wooden Hearts" see attachments below. edit: go here --> http://dl.dropbox.com/u/34840889/Anj_Aqua%20Dots%20%2B%20Wooden%20Hearts.arpack

have fun! :)

11-05-2011, 12:16 PM
Thank you so much for the detailed answer on this. very cool. thanks so much for the mini tutorial. it really makes for a great tutorial. and for detailing all the sticker brushes you used. that is very informative. look forward to seeing more of your texture work with stickers because this is awesome. I can't imagine a more detailed better explanation than this. very kind of you. great tute!

could you please give us also the stickers to go with the Anj_Aqua Dots and the Anj_Wooden Hearts presets? :o

11-05-2011, 02:56 PM
*blushing* :o
well... ya know screenpainter, it all started with your awesome ink pen preset (see first layer)! :)
I would have mentioned it here as well, but I wasn't able to find the thread where I found the preset :confused: it's called "large glazer" and I love it :)

.. and now I did another search and I finally found it --> so sumi why don't you? (http://www2.ambientdesign.com/forums/showthread.php?t=37021) :) :) thanks so much!

11-05-2011, 03:04 PM
could you pleasegive us also the stickers to go with the Anj_Aqua Dots and the Anj_Wooden Hearts presets? :o

uh oh ... I wanted to create a package file for those presets, but ArtRage crashed :confused: gimme a sec :)

11-05-2011, 03:19 PM
here we go :)


[EDIT] - (I updated the previous posting with the proper link!) :)

11-05-2011, 05:59 PM
Thanks MSIE, that worked just fine.
Aqua dots is probably one of my all time faves. Thanks for both of them.

11-07-2011, 10:18 AM
glad you like Aqua Dots :) thank you!