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Thread: Introduce Myself - Colwax

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Berwick, Melbourne, Australia

    Introduce Myself - Colwax

    Hi Everyone,

    Just thought I'd introduce myself & also share my first real piece of "art" using ArtRage Studio.

    My name is Colin Creed, I live in Berwick, an outer suburb of Melbourne, Australia.
    I originally did my apprenticeship as a Goldsmith/Jeweller back in the mid 70's.
    I then became a Professional Tattoo Artist for 20+yrs working at or owning various Studios within Melbourne.
    Retired from all things tattooing in the late 90's, so returned to my original Trade as being a Manufacturing Jeweller.
    In 2005 I started to learn CAD/CAM for the creating of jewellery designs...
    ...a pretty big task as I'd NEVER used a computer before nor did I know how to turn one on!!

    My CAD program of preference is MoI, which is where I first heard of ArtRage.

    A close friend is starting a jewellery website aimed at the Rockabilly crowd & was discussing a possible logo idea with me.
    The basic concept was to have an "Old Style Tattoo" look, but with the business name looking "New Style Tattoo".
    So having bought ArtRage Studio, figured I'd better try my hand at using it...
    ...there's nothing like testing your "learning curve" than by jumping head first into a project!
    To my surprise, ArtRage is very intuitive & I've managed to pick up on most things without having to open the Manual for answers.

    Here's my results for the Rockabilly Bling website.

    Note: I'll return to this post & add the relevant URL links when I'm allowed to.

    regards Colin
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    Apr 2006

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Very Small town in Illinois
    Welcome to our fine community. This is really excellent work. Well done.
    My Gallery:
    Deviant Art Gallery:

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Berwick, Melbourne, Australia
    Hi Alexandra & barnburner,

    Thank you both very much for the warm welcome.

    What I've found really interesting while using ArtRage for this design, was just how similar it was to getting those same effects on actual paper.
    Which made the whole "learning curve" that much easier because I could just do it like I did back in the old days with actual pencils.

    And given how nice ArtRage works, I'm really surprised that this Forum doesn't have a large User/Member group of Tattoo Artists?
    I'll see if I can spread the "ArtRage word" through the Tattoo scene here within Australia.

    And just to finish, here's another variation on the original concept.

    regards Colin
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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Texas Hill Country
    I'm very excited to see your arrival! Welcome! This is a most diverse group, and so much to learn. AR makes learing so great, there isn't much of a learnig curve. When I first got AR, I was doing full concept paintins in just a day or two. I have become 100% "Rager".
    My Website -
    "Beauty Draws those who Draw Beauty" - Skylar

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Berwick, Melbourne, Australia
    Hi L Skylar Brown,

    Thanks for the warm welcome too.

    regards Colin

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    St. Thomas, USVI

    Thumbs up Cool Art


    Welcome to the forums.... Um I think the blonde is the big ticket....hehe

    Hey check out our free forum digital magazine all back issues are in the archives 2010/2011.

    Looking forward to more art!!!! Great work!

    You can also make your own art gallery here in the forums (User Gallery).


  8. #8
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Soap Lake, Washington
    Welcome Colwax,

    Don't you just love how EZ ArtRage makes painting.The Art Rage Team is awesome. Either of your logo's will look great on a website.
    See ArtRage2.5 and 3.0 Studio Pro Tutorials:

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  9. #9
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    washington, usa
    really nice work. great graphic stlyle. welcome.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Warm Welcome! Your personal details are very interesting! I am also curious to know whether you have used fractals in your jewelery or tattooing work apart from traditional designs.
    The artist is the lover of Nature, therefore he is her slave and her master. - Rabindranth Tagore

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