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jmac
12-04-2013, 04:42 AM
Hello, This is my 1st digital painting/1st Art Rage painting and the first painting of any kind I have done in nearly 14 years. Digital painting has been a curiosity for me for a long time and I have done battle with photoshop a few times but it never felt much like painting. Mostly I'm sure, because my lack of familiarity with the program, struggling with the vastness of it and trying to make the stroke I wanted. I still struggle with that in Art Rage and have a lot to learn but I don't find the program getting in the way as much. I still have mixed feelings about digital painting but the fascination and possibilities are winning out. Any comments or suggestions would be appreciated. I would also be curious to hear thoughts on what is the "original" when it comes to digital art. Should I "sign" the finished painting on the digital file or the printed result? Or both? If only one print is made is that the original? Thanks for your comments.

stevemawmv
12-04-2013, 04:59 AM
Hello Jmac,
This is a fantastic painting, just the sheer amount of detail to the grasses, mountain and tree lines
are amazing! If this is a example of your "struggling" in AR, I think your winning!
Really like it!
Take Care,
Steve


My Gallery:http://forums.artrage.com/showthread.php?45586-Stevemawmv

copespeak
12-04-2013, 07:45 AM
An amazing painting Jmac. You are hugely talented.

Yes, it is a curly one, wondering how to present your work.

For my prints for sale, I sign each one individually, as you would if you had run them off your own press. I don't do limited editions where I might number them (1/50?), but might do soon.

If you print just one only you could find a way to announce that ..... maybe 1/1?

Digital painting is really becoming more accepted as a saleable artform, especially with the tech savvy. Just get in there and enjoy your talent, and you have lots! :cool:

jmac
12-04-2013, 09:59 AM
Thank you Steve and Robyn for your kind comments..I read somewhere that if you only make one print and the digital file is deleted from your hard drive, then the print is considered the original. Not sure how I feel about deleting my file... This one is going to be a gift anyway so I guess I'll wrestle this question another time.

Thanks again,

Jim

Niloc
12-04-2013, 10:07 AM
If this is you just starting, I look forward to seeing how you develop your art further. Well done a beautiful scene

D Akey
12-04-2013, 01:21 PM
Wow indeed. Very plush. A farmer's special heaven. Always popular to paint idyllic scenes.

jmac
12-04-2013, 03:56 PM
Thank you Niloc. I am looking forward to exploring Art Rage and gaining a better understanding of what can be done. That Settings Variations panel has me baffled.

Thanks for the comments D Akey. I enjoy peaceful scenes. There not making them anymore.

Jim

Caesar
12-05-2013, 02:16 AM
Impressive! Unless You set up some sort of sticker for the trees and the grass or some other technical trick it must have costed You a really huge amount of time!

eighty+
12-05-2013, 03:51 AM
yep I'll go along with Caesar on that ok ;) :D :D :D :D :D :D .... SLAINTE

pat1940
12-05-2013, 04:33 PM
All I can say is WOW, fantastic work

coops
12-06-2013, 12:47 AM
Great work on the trees, great painting:)

jmac
12-06-2013, 07:12 PM
Thanks to everyone for the comments...Caesar, I used a variety of tools for the grass including oil brush, air brush and with more than a little reluctance, the sticker spray. Everything else, the trees, mountains and sky was done with the oil brush. It wasn't so much the time savings though that was significant. I just could not find a way to get the strokes I wanted in the grass with the oil brush or other tools. And the result with the sticker spray was exactly what I wanted so I went with it. I hope to get better at setting brushes to do what I want so I don't rely on the sticker. I have to say though that I think someone would have a hard time telling this painting from those I used to do in traditional acrylics.

S5T68IS2TA
01-06-2014, 07:34 PM
Hello, This is my 1st digital painting/1st Art Rage painting and the first painting of any kind I have done in nearly 14 years. Digital painting has been a curiosity for me for a long time and I have done battle with photoshop a few times but it never felt much like painting. Mostly I'm sure, because my lack of familiarity with the program, struggling with the vastness of it and trying to make the stroke I wanted. I still struggle with that in Art Rage and have a lot to learn but I don't find the program getting in the way as much. I still have mixed feelings about digital painting but the fascination and possibilities are winning out. Any comments or suggestions would be appreciated. I would also be curious to hear thoughts on what is the "original" when it comes to digital art. Should I "sign" the finished painting on the digital file or the printed result? Or both? If only one print is made is that the original? Thanks for your comments.

Definitely a picture in paint. You are definitely a rare natural!!!

silvy
01-07-2014, 01:52 AM
A great very detailed painting:)

jmac
01-08-2014, 05:49 PM
Thank you Silvy and S5T68IS2TA for your nice comments.

Marilyn Anne
01-09-2014, 05:56 AM
I sign mine and save them to print again. I have some prints of other people's paintings where the original painting is signed and then the print is signed by the artist in pen.

AndreaMG
01-09-2014, 09:31 AM
Fantastic hyperrealistic painting. Me want more:D

coops
01-13-2014, 01:43 AM
That is such a lovely and summery painting , well done:)

Weeks
01-13-2014, 04:35 AM
Great job Jmac,

We all feel your artistic skills...
Best,

Weeks