I have made a new brush set called HOS 2013 Florals for Painter X3. PLEASE NOTE: These brushes are for Painter X3 only; do not try to install in any other version of Painter. I had planned to introduce the brushes to the blog first, but I was having so much fun with them, I decided to introduce them in the Holiday Open Studio class at the Digital Art Academy, which is why I named them, HOS 2013 Florals. HOS stands for Holiday Open Studio.
Anyway, I am making them available here, too, plus I have added 10 videos showing how I use some of the brushes to create this painting.
I hope you enjoy the videos. I tried to make them around 5 minutes long, but toward the end, I did get a bit verbose. In the first video, I set up the paper layer and added a beautiful painting by Monet to the mixer pad, which allows me to use the color scheme of Monet’s painting.
I create a simple sketch in the second video.
Next, I create the background. Here is video 3.
In video 4, I am using two new brushes, Basic Watercolor and Basic Watercolor 2
In video 5 I show the use of a layer mask.
I create another layer mask in video 6. In both video 5 and 6 I use a new brush called Channel Painter.
In video 7 I use a new brush called Dark Edged Wash. I brought back several older favorite brushes and added them to this category. Thick and Thin 17 from Cool Springs is an example.
I use a layer command called Lift Canvas to Watercolor Layer in the eighth video. This command is a must for working in watercolor in Painter.
Finally, I bet you are tired of waiting, I use Flower Maker and Flower Painter; the two flower brushes included in HOS 2013 Florals. And, guess what? You find out that it was the paper making the flowers all along.
The tenth video shows finishing touches. I hope you enjoyed the series.
There are three downloads for this post; the brushes, the suminagashi papers, and a flow map library. I didn’t use a flow map in this demonstration, but several of the brushes can use flow maps. I would use the Paint Jam 2 Flow maps provided in a earlier post.
The suminagashi papers would not have been possible without David Gell’s wonderful Suminagashi 2 Brushes. David has a new site devoted to Painter X3 called Jitter Brush – X3 and Beyond. Thank you David for all that you do for the Painter Community. I have learned more about brushes from you than anyone else.
OK friends, I think that about covers it for this post. Enjoy and I hope each and every one of you have a Happy Holiday and a fabulous New Year.