Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Digital Tomfoolery


Blogger Daniel said...

Nice painting Paul! Technical questions...which software did you use and how did you do the horizon lines effect?

1:07 PM  
Blogger Paul Rivoche said...

Hi was done in Photoshop, I want to learn more about digital painting (well, painting in general) so this morning I tried this---a one hour experiment---it was all done with various Photoshop brushes...mostly the ones that come in PS2, also I made a few of my own brushes, such as a halftone brush (I just turned a bunch of halftone dots into a brush, it made for a cool effect which may be the one you mean)...really you can turn anything into a brush and just chunk away with it. Sometimes you get surprising results. I also used the various layer effects and paint effects a little bit (ie overlay paint or layer, sponge tool, dodge and burn)...but not too much because I hate 'trickery', yet am easily seduced by it! A constant fight not to get fancy. Don't know if I succeeded but that's the goal.

Really I just want to get better at good old-fashioned painting.

Hope that helped?

1:23 PM  
Blogger the doodlers said...

Great character piece Paul! I also like the line effect. Must try something like that myself! ~Arna

10:53 AM  
Blogger Paul Rivoche said...

Thanks Arna!! It's very freeing to not have to worry about pleasing a client...

5:34 PM  

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