Alright folks, I hope everyone is having a pleasent afternoon..
so that I may ruin it with my Painter skills..
So I'm using an mx518 mouse and I have no idea what I am doing, this is my first run in painter..I'm still trying to work on the details on the picture..but so far I've seperated the levels by "canvas" "lines" "hair" "skin" and maybe a last one for some details later down the road..
Really just looking for advice all around, again I have no idea what I'm doing and just having a good time playing with various brushes;
I work with Corel Painter a lot. I would imagine you are using the standard oil brush category, and not artist's oils. I do not see any brush strokes so I would assume you are using standard oils. There is a brush category called blenders with a variant called detail blender. For a smooth transition of colors from one point to another use the detail blenders. There are other variant options there you might try out. You need to learn how to set the brush size appropriately for blending. View your canvas as large as possible without everything getting distorted with pixelation. Get your grabber (pan tool) and move to area where blending work is needed. Keep adjusting your brush size until you see a smooth transition of color as you need. If any of your strokes produce undesirable results, go into the Edit menu option and Undo. Overall the Blender Brush Category has all kinds of variant tools for producing the results you are looking for.
For Painter related questions, the best place to post is in the Painter forum.
Also, so people without huge monitors can see your entire image at once (no scroll bars needed), it's best to keep the image size down to something around 800 pixels wide and if the image is taller than it is wide, keep the height down to something like 800 pixels too.
As it is, with my 19" monitor set to a resolution of 1280 x 1024, in order to view your larger 1200 x 1600 pixel image, I have to scroll up and down as it's too tall for all of it to display on the screen at once.
If you post this in the Painter forum, I'll try to give you some Painter tips regarding use of brush variants and their brush controls, beyond what Stephen has already suggested.
Last edited by Jin; August 20th, 2006 at 11:25 AM.
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first, size down the 1st picture, it's way too large.
otherwise, this is not a bad start. the problem is that everything looks very flat still. try bringing in one strong light source that casts deep shadows and the form will show. and do something about that flat orange background. it's kinda distracting from the foreground.