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November 15, 2006

Evolution Complete

Stonecreature

Far back, in the twisted history of Tinselman, I began a portrait of the above large beast. I kept Tinsel-readers abreast of my work over the course of a couple of posts. Then I abruptly quit the painting and never touched it again.

Above is a near finished version of the painting. I never bothered to post this version.

Creature2_1_2To the left was what the painting looked like soon after I started.

And finally, there's this previous post of the painting in midstream.

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Comments

I know it's a stone creature and all, but it looks squishy. I like it, and I'm glad you (almost) finished it.

Posted by: indrabar | Nov 16, 2006 6:15:50 AM

Robyn, what's your main preferred medium of choice? Paint, computer, pencil? And would you ever consider selling some of your works?

Posted by: Adam Wilmer | Nov 16, 2006 6:53:34 AM

yes! Do you sell?

Posted by: indrabar | Nov 16, 2006 7:30:13 AM

I'm so glad to see the Creature Thing again! It looks happier in its new arid environment.

Posted by: Mark | Nov 16, 2006 3:00:41 PM

I shall name it Chantelle!

Seriously, I adore this image. And envy your mad painting skills. You appear to be able to make Photoshop do things that I simply cannot. I will try to hate Photoshop less for it, and give it another shot.

I seem to recall it was started in Painter. Could we get some commentary on the process? I don't have Painter, but would be interested in learning the whys and wherefores of choosing one application over another. (I have Photoshop, but would switch to something better in a heartbeat.)

Posted by: Scott Elyard | Nov 20, 2006 11:32:37 AM

I don't think I started this in Painter, though it's possible. I'm pretty fed up with Painter these days.

I've been painting with the computer ever since the first version of Photoshop.

It would take a pretty long time to explain the process. I guess I'd almost have to show it... a step at a time (with explanations). It's pretty much the same as painting with normal paints (but much much faster!). But paints don't provide the editing capabilities of layers (which can also be a negative if you get carried away because it can break spontaneity). And I use Photoshop layers like crazy.

Posted by: robyn | Nov 20, 2006 11:55:03 AM

I don't think I started this in Painter, though it's possible. I'm pretty fed up with Painter these days.

I've been painting with the computer ever since the first version of Photoshop.

It would take a pretty long time to explain the process. I guess I'd almost have to show it... a step at a time (with explanations). It's pretty much the same as painting with normal paints (but much much faster!). But paints don't provide the editing capabilities of layers (which can also be a negative if you get carried away because it can break spontaneity). And I use Photoshop layers like crazy.

Posted by: robyn | Nov 20, 2006 11:55:22 AM

"I'm pretty fed up with Painter these days."

Dang. That was going to be my only hope. Could you talk a bit about the limitations?

I was planning on picking up a copy, but if it wasn't going to be an adequate replacement for painting in Photoshop, I'm not going to expend the expense.

Posted by: Scott Elyard | Nov 21, 2006 2:21:24 PM

I have no idea why my comments are showing up twice. Sorry.

I didn't mean to say that Painter was a bad program; occasionally I'll open it up. But if I had to choose one or the other, I'd choose Photoshop.

I don't really care that the Painter brushes look "real" because, from my point of view, painting on a computer is an altogether separate medium.

Painter does mimic real mediums fairly well, but the input device is still nothing like an actual paintbrush. Photoshop, on the other hand, eschews real mediums, and provides a set of CG mediums; they're much more appropriate for the Wacom input device... from my point of view.

But it really comes down to taste, and both tools are valuable: I own both.

Posted by: robyn miller | Nov 21, 2006 3:50:23 PM

Mostly, I'm interested in Painter's accelerated brushes. The version of Photoshop I'm using now (7.0 PPC) gets... really... re...ally... slow... when... I... cho... ose... a ... large... brush... and paint.... with... untill... ohmygoditisfinallyffffanddone.

Hateful if I want a lot of color in an area, and use a large brush to lay it down. (Condition occurs with both 2xG5 and 1x1.25GHz G4 laptop w 1.25 GB RAM, respectively).

Posted by: Scott Elyard | Nov 22, 2006 12:40:58 PM

i like the monster
very cool

Posted by: jacques deBeaufort | Feb 13, 2007 9:34:19 PM

i like the monster
very cool

Posted by: jacques deBeaufort | Feb 13, 2007 9:34:48 PM

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