Yes, the hair texture was applied using Corel Painter. I created a separate layer and using black I applied a "brush". The brush is in the category "F-X", variant "Furry Brush". I selectively twirled different areas of the "hair" thus obtained with another brush, "Distorto". Later I applied Effect->Lighting from a selected angle.
Ohhhh... Thank you for describing your technique... I really don't understand it though. I am old and use paint brushes. When I looked at her hair close up, I was thinking about how long that would take me to do with paint!!! Either way, what you have created is a work of beauty!
Hi! ..glad you liked it. The hair texture was applied using Corel Painter 11. I created a separate layer and using black I applied a "brush". The brush is in the category "F-X", variant "Furry Brush". I selectively twirled different areas of the "hair" thus obtained with another brush, Distorto. Later I applied: Effect->Lighting from a selected angle... and voila!
I have seen this online only a few weeks ago and was thinking to myself what a wonderful painting ,wonder who the artist is. Amazing I have found you on DA . This is beautiful just like the rest of your gallery.
This is really.. breathtaking. Even though you say it's botched. This is incredibly beautiful. I love the texture in her hair and the colors are really outstanding. They're the colors of a beautiful culture. <3
I love the textures. They look awesome The thing that really gets me, though, is the colors. They really look amazing. You're great with choosing the right colors for the right places. And everything fits together so well. Amazing job!
Well, thank you dear. Okay, you do traditional work and that makes it a little difficult to correct errors, especially with colors... Digital work is far more forgiving. You don't like a color and once you've learned the technique, you simply changed it or adjust it. As to the texture, that's principally why I've switched to doing my doodling in the computer, with Painter and the Wacom. Texture is only limited to your imagination. For example, the hair on the work was applied using a "fiber" brush. After that I kinked up the fibers with a distort brush and then applied lighting effect from a certain angle to give the shadow and highlights. (I did not like the original hair I painted 'cause it looked too flat and with watercolors you just can't change from dark to light--that I know of) As to the colors, I set up my palettes beforehand so I can control the overall feel. It's really quite simple once you get the hang of it. Thanks again for commenting and favoring.
Okay, but you are using a computer...Adobe allows you a 30-day trial of it's Photoshop product and same thing with Corel Painter. What have you got to lose? You could take all that line art stuff you've done, like the latest piece, the Black Butler, and really go to town with it, adding colors and textures to your heart's content. G'luck again!