Friday, November 26, 2010

Marbles



Although I don't do a lot of digital painting, sometimes I like to play around with it and see what I can produce.  It saves me hauling out paints and brushes and satisfies the lazy part of me.  I have a number of paintings in my head and that can lead to overwhelm so often a little study here and there keeps the craving in check until I get a piece underway.

This little study is in oils.  I liked the effect of the light through the glass marbles and tried to capture it.  I love drawing glass but haven't painted it much.  I need to follow through now and put some on canvas.  This also appeals to me as a drawing or pen and ink piece.  The beauty of creating digital art is the flexibility of changing mediums and doing studies.  Just another tool to help the process of composition, colour and technique.

6 comments:

RHCarpenter said...

You captured the light coming through the round glass - very nice, indeed and it looks like an oil painting already.

Jennifer Rose said...

really well done glass! i can't seem to get the hang of digital art, not sure why tho

S.G. Chipman said...

What software are you using?

Olivia said...

Very smooth effects. Great !

Jeanette said...

I love light reflections in glass but haven't painted many of them, more drawn them. Marbles are always fun to do.

I'm not good at it by any stretch Jennifer. I so rarely use it and there's such a steep learning curve with most software, I never have the patience.

Steve, I used Artweaver, a little free or shareware program I think. The simpler the better for me! :)

Its kind of fun to do Olivia but also tests my patience. I don't think I'd ever do digital work well or frequently.

Jo Castillo said...

Lovely, Jeanette. You have a nice touch and good eye. Digital is fun and relaxing for me, don't get to do it much. Play with Gene's iPhone, Brushes.