The artwork ended up not getting used but I had fun putting it together.
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Monday, November 25, 2013
Friday, November 22, 2013
For regular air travelers, this is the Cantina in the United terminal.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
I have a course on lynda.com, Digital Painting: Transforming a Portrait, that goes into all of the details of how I approach and interpret a portrait photograph.
When the subject and photographic quality is as good as Mercer's output, it makes the interpretation easy.
Monday, November 18, 2013
Now flash forward to the present. Photoshop CC has so many excellent dynamic range recovery capabilities now that I am able to extract much more contrast and detail out of these images than in the past.
I used Jixipix's excellent Aquarelle app to transform the photo into a watercolor appearance. I used some John's Watercolors brushes to distress the edges, as well as lighten some of the image itself.
Sunday, November 17, 2013
John's Watercolors—brushes that produce a remarkably easy-to-use emulation of their traditional counterpart—are now available for sale. Included with John's Watercolors is an explanatory PDF and links to video tutorials that demonstrate how to use these breakthrough digital watercolors.
John's Watercolors are provided in Painter 9, X, 11, 12, & X3 compatible formats. The video tutorials cover:
Watercolor Color Set
Demonstrations of the brushes with tips and tricks
Cloning with John's Watercolors
Installing John's Watercolors into Painter
Sample Painting Demonstration
Here are samples created with John's Watercolors:
Here is a 100% crop:
You can download this PDF that describes each of the brushes in John's Watercolors.
John's Watercolors are $35. You can purchase these brushes by clicking the PayPal "Buy Now" button below. If you don't have a PayPal account, an option to pay via credit card is offered as well.
If you've been frustrated trying to master digital watercolors, John's Watercolors for Painter are the answer!