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08-06-2007, 01:43 AM
I've had ArtRage for a while and I've doodled in it. Just downloaded the upgraded version. Recently got my Intuos tablet. It does make a difference. Lots more finesse.

We visited the Merle Norman museum in Southern California and shot this picture, thought it would be interesting to paint it.

Hope you enjoy it.

08-06-2007, 01:47 AM
Wow. That's very impressive Sally.

08-06-2007, 01:49 AM
I agree with Robert....wonderfuly impressive :D :D

08-06-2007, 01:51 AM
Hi Sally,

That's a very good painting. Welcome to the forum. :D

08-06-2007, 05:30 AM
really well done.
By the way, welcome.
Do you have personal website ?

08-06-2007, 05:40 AM
Well done :)

08-06-2007, 06:15 AM
Great painting, welcome to the forum.

08-06-2007, 07:07 AM
I am burned out on some graphic arts after my 9 to 5 job as a graphic artist. What can I say, am working on a website. I work for a printing company.

Thanks for the welcome and the kind words. The program is great to use. Here's another one from the same trip to the museum. Added a bit of a woodcut to the background for texture in CorelPAINTER Elements.

I mainly work in vector but I like to paint too.

08-06-2007, 07:14 AM
Wow, realy impresive :o Very good works!!

08-06-2007, 07:39 AM
Very good ideas, well done. Glad to see you took a "stab" at Caesar. :D
The second one is good too. The shadow seems impossible to me, but well painted.

D Akey
08-06-2007, 08:21 AM
Fantastic. You have a real knack for the classical. I like the dark figure as well . Nice patina. The background is a very good neutral though interesting background for sculpture display.

Funny that GZ mention a stab at Caesar, because this one looks very much like the bust of Brutus that I was looking at only yesterday.

08-06-2007, 10:26 AM
As I recall it was a bust of Caesar, took the picture a couple of months ago at the Merle Norman museum. It's in the antiquities collection. I just thought it was interesting.

The dark one was a cast bronze with silver and gold inlaid in the eyes from the Roman period. Both were in pretty good condition despite they were probably buried in some ruin somewhere for ages.

This one I did on my dog. It still looks a lot like a photo because the line weight was small and the size out of the camera way humongous.

When I first posted this, I hadn't figured out how to resize stencils, so I exported a .psd and did it in Photohop Elements.

I must say, I've had Painter for several years now and never used it much, it was like you better have time to devote all your learning to that. And I was not able to turn out work very fast. Being able to turn out four or five paintings on a Sunday vs. one over 4 days, has a distinct advantage. Having more tools isn't always the best in a program. People who are used to thinking of workarounds, will solve the problems they encounter.

D Akey
08-06-2007, 11:19 AM
Very nice puppy portrait.

08-06-2007, 01:33 PM
Hey, I like this program.

08-06-2007, 03:19 PM
Wonderful stuff Sally.

08-06-2007, 11:19 PM
An highly professional new mate! A warm welcome!! (I'm a Caesar too, but still with hair!)

08-08-2007, 08:09 AM
I like the Jake-a-Roo a lot. Very well painted. :D