Art by Erika Taguchi-Newton

Friday, September 4, 2009

Curiosity - My first attempt at Painter

WIP Curiosity

I decided to finally try out Painter and do a digital painting. Not quite what I had in my head, but it was a good practice piece. It's not complete but I'm going to move on. This is really not what I wanted to do. I didn't really mean for it to come out so "realistic", but instinctively I always want to achieve realism. As a teenager, my goal was photo-realism. But I find my realistic style so boring that I now fight with myself. This time I was paying too much attention to how the software works that I didn't put up much of a fight. It didn't help that I ended up relying of photo references so much. Oh well, tomorrow is another battle!

This piece is also for Illustration Friday theme - Magnify. I really enjoyed painting the magnified eye through the glass.

(Elderly man reference)


ArtQwerks said...

Are you kidding? This is beautiful! I completely appreciate your attempt to stay away from realism but I also TRULY appreciate your failure at staying away from realism if this is the result! Magnificent Painter work!

Raven Girl said...

Thank you, ArtQwerks! I believe that it's good practice for all illustrators to sometimes do realistic pieces, no matter how stylized their usual works are. It can help and enhance their style, and give it sense of place in our world. As for Painter, I think I like it!