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Reply #60 on: February 08, 2014, 05:48:49 PM
Tony,

Wow, the colors are so brilliant!  You must be brilliant, too, to figure out all that techie stuff.

I'll take a look at those sites you suggested, but I doubt I can figure out how to do it.

Keep on!

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Reply #61 on: February 08, 2014, 05:56:55 PM
Tony,

Wow, the colors are so brilliant!  You must be brilliant, too, to figure out all that techie stuff.

I'll take a look at those sites you suggested, but I doubt I can figure out how to do it.

Keep on!

aloha

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Thank you Mea!  :thankyou:
Yeah, it is colourful and vibrant. That's why I liked it as a subject. I caught this Butterfly in the kitchen. It'd been there for at least half a day on the window. I captured it in a special 'Bug Catcha' and took it to the plant I knew they fed on. To my surprise, it just stayed on the flower and stuck it's feeding probe in! I went and grabbed my camera and was able to snap a few photos. I'm sure it posed for me as a reward!  ;D


I'm looking forward to my next art work now. Just need to find more time to do more.
This Digital Art isn't as hard as traditional art Mea. Once you learn how to use the functions of the app, it's just a case of practice and sharing/gettng info from others in the same media (although I don't know many!).

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Reply #62 on: February 08, 2014, 06:36:36 PM
Tony,

I find this fascinating.  How do "traditional" artists feel about digital art?  Is it considered "legitimate" art?

This might make a lively discussion once we all know more about the topic.

Off to learn.

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Reply #63 on: February 08, 2014, 06:55:14 PM
Here's the video recording showing how I painted this Butterfly. It starts off by showing the original photo I used as reference. It's 11 minutes long so, just cut it off once 'ya get the gist of how it works!:
Painting comparison to show the blurred background etc:

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Digital Painting by ASM (Topdoginuk) 2014
« Last Edit: February 09, 2014, 01:14:17 AM by Tony (ASM) »
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Reply #64 on: February 08, 2014, 07:00:23 PM
Tony,

I find this fascinating.  How do "traditional" artists feel about digital art?  Is it considered "legitimate" art?

This might make a lively discussion once we all know more about the topic.

Off to learn.

aloha

mea


Mea, I'm not sure how Digital Art is seen by traditional Artists but, I'm sure it'll become just as comfortable as all the other plethera of media types in art! It's just another outlet for creativity.
I like it and I'm sticking to it alongside my traditional art materials. So long as I've got the means to carry me along the path of art, beit for illustration, cartoon, portraiture, Landscapes, caricature or pointillism, I'm happy to use any tool that gets me a final result!  ;D   :painting:
« Last Edit: February 08, 2014, 07:03:12 PM by Tony (ASM) »
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Reply #65 on: February 08, 2014, 07:30:54 PM
Tony,

Wow, that was amazing, except that I have no idea how you did what you did.

I installed Inkscape and played around a bit with it, only to learn that I had no clue what I was doing.  I was able to write my name in a ribbon-like fashion using the pen/ink icon (I think).

I need to have somebody show me how to use it. Can't follow the manual.

Thanks for making me aware of a whole new media - will be a long time before I would feel comfortable using it.

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Reply #66 on: February 09, 2014, 01:00:36 AM
Tony,

Wow, that was amazing, except that I have no idea how you did what you did.

I installed Inkscape and played around a bit with it, only to learn that I had no clue what I was doing.  I was able to write my name in a ribbon-like fashion using the pen/ink icon (I think).

I need to have somebody show me how to use it. Can't follow the manual.

Thanks for making me aware of a whole new media - will be a long time before I would feel comfortable using it.

aloha

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Ah! Mea, the video only shows how I painted this Butterfly. It doesn't show 'How To'  :painting: using an app!
To be able to do so requires a step by step process of learning to use apps. It's much easier than the video shows. It all depends on the app you use and whether it's used on a iPad or Desktop PC computer. It also depends on what you want to achieve with a painting or drawing.
I'd love to create some tutorials but, I haven't got time and Youtube freebies dont' pay the bills! (Oh, and it wouldn't be fair on Paintbasket!)
I'm on to thinking of my next art work. Hopefully drawing up some creativity experiments for my project. This will require me using skills I'm poor at called 'concept drawing'. It's where I'll try create characters etc. designed to fit in with project intentions.
« Last Edit: February 09, 2014, 05:19:52 AM by Tony (ASM) »
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Reply #67 on: February 11, 2014, 03:46:38 PM
mea,
The best thing to do is watch the videos on this site http://screencasters.heathenx.org/  . The buttons have changed due to up dates in InkScape. But they should all be in there, just in different locations. You'll also find videos on YouTube for it.

I would try doing Episode 101 the Bottle Cap.


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Reply #68 on: February 11, 2014, 04:15:26 PM
Thanks, Pappy.  I'll bookmark this and give it a look-see when I get a chance.

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Reply #69 on: February 11, 2014, 04:28:07 PM
Tony that is incredible.  Seems to me that all the skills needed in any type of art are also needed here, a good drawing, determining values,  mixing color and careful placement etc.  No? Just NO CLEANUP :)   I love what you have done!!!!!


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Reply #70 on: February 12, 2014, 12:21:14 AM
This one is the very scary 'Freak'!  :o :2funny:


I tried to see how quick I could draw a scary face on the iPad and add some colour. This took about 10 mins after the initial construction geometry shapes.
I've learned a lot about my own limitations in trying to create without photo reference. I've given myself 4/10 for this one and I intend to raise the bar much higher and quickly.


Oh, must mention, Sue hated this one! She wouldn't look at it 'cos she said it was too scary!  ;D


Larger version here: http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?action=media;sa=item;in=13697
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Reply #71 on: February 12, 2014, 12:32:51 AM
Tony that is incredible.  Seems to me that all the skills needed in any type of art are also needed here, a good drawing, determining values,  mixing color and careful placement etc.  No? Just NO CLEANUP :)   I love what you have done!!!!!


Yeah, that's absolutely right! This digital media is very very versatile. It can be used for simple drawing for kids to advanced projects for professionals and, best of all for aspiring Artists to help grow. It can be used in combination with traditional materials too, eg. trace a photo digitally then print it off to use on watercolour paper, canvas, etc.


Digital does seem to take some getting used to. Using a stylus with a capacitive rubber type tip feels slightly odd, as does using the finger for drawing.
For creating concept drawings, digital is great because it allows for undos, layers and easy colour applications.


I'm doing some experimentations to get my geometric shapes better for construction work in creating concept drawing at the moment. I'm determined to improve this poor area of mine in order to better my foundation upon which my project will be built. 'Snowflake' by ASM is my intention but, it requires creativity to write & draw an illustrated book!
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Reply #72 on: February 12, 2014, 06:20:53 AM
Tony,

I'm not into "freaky," but this is very well done.

I love the way you continue to challenge yourself.

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Reply #73 on: February 12, 2014, 08:42:06 AM
I think digital art has it's place in the art field. But for me when you say art I think it's something someone did by hand and it's one of a kind. You don't get that with digital art, It's an image that you can copy over and over again.

If it was a painting it's one of a kind, even if it's a painting of something a number of people did, just like in the lessons. They will all be different in some way. You'll never get the same painting again. You can try painting copies of it but they'll never be the same. 


Any way, I have seen some real nice digital art on http://www.deviantart.com/



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Reply #74 on: February 17, 2014, 04:51:18 AM

This photo must have been taken before your morning tea/coffee ....  :whistle:    poor Sue! Not serious,   :jk:

Your work is marvelous Tony. It is an artform, you 'paint' with a 'rubber tip pen', I sometimes use rubber tipped colour shapers; you use your fingers to apply colour, I use my fingers to apply/blend charcoal, pastels.....  so not so different. Just the actual medium used.

Keep it up son, you're doing famously.  O0
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