Sailin – Complete
I finished up my seventh dragon of the month and do you know what? He is not a watercolor painting. Not even a little bit of watercolors in this image. In fact I kinda splurged on my art supplies this past week and went out and bought myself a new workspace. This new workspace is complete with drawing tablet and a fresh new copy of Corel Painter 12.
My Digital Workspace
A couple nights ago I got nervous about getting all of my dragons completed this month. That is I realized that we are halfway through February and even though I have six of thirteen dragons painted, life and work are demanding more and more of my time and energy. So I took a few hours that night and sketched out my final seven dragons for the month. Earlier in the week I had decided to give digital artwork a try and went ahead and ordered up a Wacom Bamboo Create for myself after reading some reviews online. The tablet is modestly priced for it’s size and features and seemed well liked even by professional digital artists. This arrived the next day and I scanned in my sketches and started playing with the first one in Corel Painter.
Corel Painter is kinda overwhelming, but they do a good job of associating the digital tools with analogous traditional tools. So I started try a few of these and ended up really liking the watercolor wash and art marker tools. There are literally hundreds of other options available, but I will get to them as I continue to use the program.
Sailin in progress 1
This particular digital painting took quite a number of hours, so if I was looking to decrease my overall time commitment to the Burning Thirteen in 2013 project, I am not so sure that I helped myself. However, it is a new and exciting tool and I am enjoying playing with it.
Sailin in progress 2
I hope to improve my proficiency with it and make many more cool digital paintings in the future.