This is my first post here. I purchased ArtRage 2.5 over the weekend and this is my first painting. Iíve been doing vector graphics for the last decade and I have never really made much of an attempt to paint using the computer. I started this with a mouse and then switched to using my Wacom Graphire tablet which I have never really used much.
I experimented with using a bunch of different tools and types of medium and multiple layers. The rock that my tree is on top of was done by squirting a whole bunch on oil paint from the tube and spreading it around with the palette knife. It was kind of like frosting a cake.
I have a bunch of different graphics programs, the one I primarily use is CorelDraw X3, but this program, I believe is the closest Iíve experienced being very much like painting in real life. I use to paint with oils when I was in high school (too many decades ago) but this is a lot less messy.
Please let me know what you think. I didnít use any kind of reference for this; I just made it up as I went along.