Monday, December 04, 2006

Illustration Friday topic: "might"


My effort for this week's topic. A quickie, still using my new wacom & coral paint program. I've only got the trial.. I wonder, does this test picture warrant the actual purchase of the program? I love how it's verging on the line between a digital image and real one. I love chunky paint effects, so it's cool that I can do that here without getting paint on the carpet/ my clothes/ the dogs. (Yes, it has been done.)
Still, it's like a vitamin pill compared to fruit. Still fun with good looking effects nonetheless.
Oh, and someone told me it would take half a day to get used to this wacom pen.. half a day. If you read this James, you are either extraordinarily talented or a liar. Or maybe you are both! :)


Also, a new print has hit the shelves at Tummyache. Check it out ;)

22 comments:

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

I like your illustration! I bought a Wacom, but I've put off battling the "learning curve".

Roughy said...

Nice illo - I like the painted look from painter/wacom.

Jules Knoblock said...

I just jumped right in and used it for a job straight away!! I HAD to learn it ;)

benconservato said...

Both your illustrations are beautiful. I thought I was the only one where paint miraculously appeared all over the place, and I have no idea how it got there!

Half a day ehhh? Umm, That's not what I've heard. That's what has stopped me trying to get as much work done and getting a wacom.

Michelle Lana said...

hehe...great illo!

ilustricia said...

Of course u might! I'm already in the mood for friendship :)

Diane Duda said...

I like it! and everyone should have at least one bird friend.

John Coulter said...

I love it
http://johncoulter.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Who WOULDNT make friends with this bird?? He's got a C-Boy hat!


ariel
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scribblydoodler said...

Very nice. It does look painterly, not digital.

Jules Knoblock said...

haha, ariel, I was thinking the same thing when I was drawing it.. the reason that this guy wants to make friends with the bird is that he's got such a cool hat!!

Emila Yusof said...

Very nice! I love it especially the bird with the cowboy hat!

binny said...

jules i use a wacom every day, i am so addicted i can't use a mouse any more. but i always start with a hand drawn scacnned in, and mainly use it for touch ups. you will be a wacom pro in no time.

Jeannette said...

sweet!

Terry said...

Very successful. Love it.

Lara said...

Heya, looks awesome. I've never tried corel draw before but if it can help you produce such realistic painty effects like that, then it must be more capable than I thought!

Hey I just went to the digital printer across the road from my house and lo and behold, apparently he's does prints for you too! Imagescience in North Melb. Small world, hey!

Shell said...

Love it! I can't believe that image is done on a computer - it really looks like it is done by hand. Neat! Hehe, I know what you mean about paint everywhere - my cat stuck her tail in the white paint on my pallette yesterday and I ruined a new dress (a huge patch of white paint on a navy blue part of the dress! Oops! That's why my partner asks "are they your painting clothes?" I'll never learn), but I still love the stuff. Hehe.

Jules Knoblock said...

Very small world!
My dad was painting his garage door.. and whilst he was doing so looked over at his dog Bob, and found him licking the paint... strange.

Lauren said...

I love the bird's little hat! Super cute :)

I haven't opened my tablet yet...it's sitting on my desk, waiting!

Michelle said...

I love what you've achieved with corel and using the wacom! I love the chunky effects too! Great work

syko kajsa said...

I like your style :)

tiel s-k said...

OK. Where do you get one...I'm convinced that I have to have one now seeing your work. Will it work with Photoshop? I originaly started with Corel Draw/Paint years ago, but ditched it. I think 6 was the version I had...what is it now? Half the reason I do my work all on the computer is because I have small kids and they do not mix with paint!

By the way, I tagged you in my blog...no obligations though!