Tuesday, September 29, 2009

All Things Painter Webinar Preview: Kaleidocolors

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Sometimes we'll sit down with Painter and be at a loss as to what to create. A technique that I've developed—Kaleidocolors—serves to get you warmed up with your tools' various techniques, as well as provide a creativity charging activity. As part of this Friday's Free All Things Painter 1-hour webinar, I'll introduce Kaleidocolors. Attendees will receive a free Kaleidocolors template file for use in Painter X and 11.

For this webinar, I'm going to do an instructional demonstration painting with John's Watercolors. I'll create an image from start-to-finish, explaining how I employ and adjust the brushes as I go. I'll describe how layers—and their adjustment—can enhance the art.

We'll have a 10-minute Q&A at the end.

Following the Q&A, an attendee's name will be drawn at random. The winner will receive a copy of my lynda.com Painter 11 Essentials DVD.

If you have John's Watercolors—or even if you don't!—you'll definitely want to attend this free All Things Painter webinar.

If you're interested in Painter, I guarantee you won't get bored!

I hope you'll join me!

Monday, September 28, 2009

John's Watercolors User: Pauline Black

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Artist Pauline Black of Busselton, Western Australia created this beach scene as her first piece done with John's Watercolors. "It took a couple of hours to do and I was so engrossed and thankful that John’s new brush set is so much easier to handle."

To see more of Pauline's artwork, visit her website.

Next Friday, October 2, I will be hosting a free All Things Painter webinar at 11:00AM PDT. I'll demonstrate John's Watercolors by creating an image from start to finish.

Find out what the excitement over these brushes is all about! In addition, one lucky attendee will win a free copy of my lynda.com Painter 11 Essential Training DVD, a $99 value! You can sign up here.

If you have an example of art created with John's Watercolors, send me a JPEG—your work may get featured here!

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!





Friday, September 25, 2009

John's Watercolors User: Giovanna Gazzolo

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Italian artist Giovanna Gazzolo of Rome created this impressionistic portrait with John's Watercolors. Gio says, "This morning I received an email with John's Watercolor brushes. Had to try them! While I was drawing I realized that there could be a lot of opportunities or combinations for some future paintings."

To see more of Giovanna's artwork, visit her website.

Next Friday, October 2, I will be hosting a free All Things Painter webinar at 11:00AM PDT. I'll demonstrate John's Watercolors by creating an image from start to finish.

Find out what the excitement over these brushes is all about! In addition, one lucky attendee will win a free copy of my lynda.com Painter 11 Essential Training DVD, a $99 value! You can sign up here.

If you have an example of art created with John's Watercolors, send me a JPEG—your work may get featured here!

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!





Wednesday, September 23, 2009

John's Watercolors User: Joan Hamilton

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Canadian artist Joan Hamilton created Afternoon at the Pond with a combination of John's Watercolors and her own watercolor brushes. "John Derry's watercolour brushes go a step further towards being able to execute some random watercolour marks.", Joan says. "I have been trying to get a looser, wetter watercolour look for quite some time and your brushes really helped."

To see more of Joan's digital watercolor work, visit her website, joanahamilton.com

Don't miss my free All Things Painter webinar on Friday, October 2 at 11:00AM PDT. I'll demonstrate John's Watercolors by creating an image from start to finish. Find out what the excitement over these brushes is all about! In addition, one lucky attendee will win a free copy of my lynda.com Painter 11 Essential Training DVD, a $99 value! You can sign up here.

If you have an example of art created with John's Watercolors, send me a JPEG—your work may get featured here!

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!





Monday, September 21, 2009

John's Watercolors User: Sam Gaylord

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Michigan artist Sam Gaylord used John's Watercolors to create the charming Love Letter. This is only Sam's second effort using John's Watercolors!

If you have an example of art created with John's Watercolors, send me a JPEG—your work may get featured here!

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!





Friday, September 18, 2009

Digital Paint Magazine: September Issue


The September issue of Digital Paint Magazine is out. Download of this PDF publication is free.

This month's issue contains interviews with photorealist painter, Bruce Burkholder; Photoshop artist and marketing wizard, Mark Montciardini; and yours truly. Sian Lindemann talks about artists setting goals. Digital Art Academy founder, Karen Bonaker, lays down the basics of webinars for those new to this exciting new distance learning technology. And artist and designer, Jill Tovey, provides a combined Painter and Photoshop tutorial.

Check it out!

John's Watercolors User: Victor Lunn Rockcliffe

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Victor Lunn Rockcliffe used John's Watercolors to apply a color wash to his lovely pen & ink drawing, Woodland Stream. "I selected a complex subject of a woodland stream and used this to try out every single in John's gel brush wc variants.", says Victor. "I will definitely be using these brushes as firm favourites in the future."

Victor has a gallery of excellent work on PBase. You really owe it to yourself to take a look and visually drink it in!

If you have an example of art created with John's Watercolors, send me a JPEG—your work may get featured here!

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!





Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Win a lynda.com Painter 11 Essential Training DVD


Win a FREE lynda.com Painter 11 Essential Training DVD valued at $99. How? By attending my upcoming FREE All Things Painter Webinar at 11:00AM PDT on Thursday, October 2!

For this All Things Painter session, using John's Watercolors I'll create an image from start-to-finish, explaining how I employ and adjust the brushes as I go. I'll describe how layers—and their adjustment—can enhance the art.

We'll have a 10-minute Q&A at the end.

Following the Q&A, an attendee's name will be drawn at random. The winner will receive a copy of my lynda.com Painter 11 Essentials DVD.

If you have John's Watercolors—or even if you don't!—you'll definitely want to attend this free All Things Painter webinar.

If you're interested in Painter, I guarantee you won't get bored...and hey, did I mention: It's FREE!

I hope you'll join me!

Sign up here

Thursday, September 10, 2009

FREE All Things Painter Webinar - October 2/11AM PST



For this 1-hour All Things Painter webinar, I'm going to do an instructional demonstration painting with John's Watercolors.

I've had time to use these brushes more extensively. As a result, I have quite a few little tips and tricks that can be useful in getting the most out of these brushes.

For this session, I'll create an image from start-to-finish, explaining how I employ and adjust the brushes as I go. I'll describe how layers—and their adjustment—can enhance the art.

We'll have a 10-minute Q&A at the end.

Following the Q&A, an attendee's name will be drawn at random. The winner will receive a copy of my lynda.com Painter 11 Essentials DVD.

If you have John's Watercolors—or even if you don't!—you'll definitely want to attend this free All Things Painter webinar.

If you're interested in Painter, I guarantee you won't get bored!

I hope you'll join me!

Sign up here

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

John's Watercolors User: Mitch Bell

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I received this cowboy portrait from Painter user Jim Bell. Jim utilized John's Watercolors to create the rich texture throughout the image. The texture imbues the portrait with a rich roughhewn leathery quality. Excellent work, Mitch!

I'm always surprised to see how users employ my brushes. If you have an example of art created with John's Watercolors, send me a JPEG—your work may get featured here!

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!





Sunday, September 6, 2009

Chicago in the Round


My August/September AfterCapture Magazine Express Yourself! column is now available for download as a PDF file. This column describes my technique using Painter's Pattern Pen as a tool to create circular panoramas.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Cloning Around with John's Watercolors

I've finally had some time to play around with the new brushes. I wanted to experiment with a combination of cloning and hand-drawn techniques. This image, Dundee Morn, is based on a photo I shot one early Saturday morning before local businesses had opened.

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Thursday, September 3, 2009

John's Corel Painter Watercolor Brushes Now Available



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:

Brush Organization
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:



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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!