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fun with painter 9
slow going but fun
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WidowsWalk Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2007   Digital Artist
Hay, thought I'd comment on this again.
I was looking it over since we're working with a lot of the same computa stuff now, the eyes are fantastic, looking really sleek. If you've worked on it more, I'd love to see the updates!
What program do you like working with the most?
Right now i seem to know the most about photoshop... but looking to expand my knowledge here.
MRHaZaRD Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2007  Professional General Artist
Well I haven't worked on this any more though I'd like to (maybe today i hope).
The lines for this were done in Illustrator using the pencil tool and a little wacom (4x5) and exported as a jpeg. Illustrator is nice for making super clean images but still very time intensive for me.

I've started (and finished some) pictures in Illustrator, Photoshop and Painter and they all differ. Its hard to say which I like the most. Its a toss up for all three and depends on what kind of look I'm shooting for. And I like having the option of all three.

Painter is by far the most natural to me coming from a traditional art background. The blending tools in Painter kick Photoshop's smudge tool's ass.

Currently, I kind of half-consciously think of all these app's like this:
Painter for loose, sketchy, fluid, more traditional looking stuff.
Photoshop for similar purposes to Painter plus the different effects, selection tools and color controls (I can get a cleaner look from PS rather than Painter).
Illustrator for when I want to get super crisp and precise (not to say that you can't be painterly with it though). Kinda like this: [link]
And I also like to use them interchangeably.
This is Painter & then some PS: [link]

So its been a matter of slowly getting comfortable with all three. I work with one app and move onto the next in a kind of rotation. (It keeps the restless spirits at bay;) I think you can do really well with any of them; its just a matter of loging in enough hours of practice and tinkering to get at the least comfortable with it. And I still don't think anything can beat knocking out a few pages in a sketchbook or doodling in a notebook during class. Call me old-fashioned...

Howz that for a ramble :)
WidowsWalk Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007   Digital Artist
Its quite a lovely ramble if I do say so myself. Thank you for the input. It really helps. :) Yes, I have been thinking I need to get Painter, because like you I come from that background myself, and I lol ;) Use the smudge tool in photoshop like there is no tomorrow but find it a little lacking. I think it would be better if they had it in different shapes? I don't know maybe you can do that with it? But I don't think so...
But yeah, I'm so guilty of notebook doodling in class. :P :evil grin. Illustrator I think I'd like if I understood it better. I confess haven't messed with it much. I like the different aspects you can get with the pencil tool, but the way you go about using it (personally) drives me bonkers.
Right now I'm finding it really frustrating that although I'm getting more comfortable with the programs, I'm not really doing high quality work within the week timeframe that they give me, because I end up having to work 30 sometimes even more hours a week on top of my classes. I really wish that instructors were more lienent when it comes to the fact that your not able to work 8 hours a day on it. I think they should set it up more like an actual job does. You have to have so many hours in and then you show your work. But all projects have to be done by the end of the semester. And classtime would be freetime to talk with the instructor about the projects and ask the questions you need to know to really dig into the work. But then thats me teaching. Ha! But you know we're students. We're still learning. We need the time to really absorb the information, not just have it thrown at us, have it whip us in a tizzy, while we try to make our survival somewhere else. But hay, if they want to pay me to learn... then where do I sign up? I would giddily sit and do my school projects all day if I could! But now I'm ranting. (Is secretly planning her own art school in the future.)
WidowsWalk Featured By Owner May 19, 2007   Digital Artist
Well, its true, you do! ;)
And anytime you need to be reminded (hopefully that will never happen cause it would make me sad), just let me know! :)
WidowsWalk Featured By Owner May 18, 2007   Digital Artist
Wow. I haven't worked with Painter 9, but learning these programs makes me appreciate your abilities all the more! ;)
You rock! No doubt about it. :salute:
MRHaZaRD Featured By Owner May 19, 2007  Professional General Artist
:D "I wanna rock! ROCK!"
thanks Suz!
Viscountesshope Featured By Owner May 18, 2007
Wow. I have an obsession with that movie, so I love most of the art I've seen done for it. Your coloring of these pics is wonderful. I can't wait to see the finished product.

(Can't believe I beat Widow to making a comment)
MRHaZaRD Featured By Owner May 19, 2007  Professional General Artist
:D thank you; hope to get it finished soon
(she must be busy ;))
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