I am so excited about this post for several reasons. First, the number of followers of my blog hit 1000 a couple of days ago. I can’t believe it. I want to thank you all for visiting and commenting. We have one thing in common; a passion for digital painting, especially with Corel Painter 12. I wish I knew what to say that would let you all know how thankful I am.
The second excitement for me and I hope for you is a new set of brushes. I’ve named them Buttery Oils because that is the way they feel. Oh yes, that is right, these are not watercolor variants. I know many of you have asked for more opaque type media. I do think this is one of my best sets. After you try them, do let me know what you think.
But the real excitement comes next My friend, Tim Shelbourne, has made video using Buttery Oils. I love to watch Tim paint and talk about what he is doing. He does give you technical information that will help with any project, but more importantly in my book, he shows us how to paint. He is a traditional and digital artist and he is good at both mediums. We are in for a real treat; we will come away from the videos inspired.
Tim has a wonderful site called The Artist’s Quarter (TAQ). To gain entrance, you do have to register, but registration is free. Inside there is a store, lots of tutorials…both Painter and Photoshop, but more importantly, the TAQ community is passionate about making art and willing to share with each other. There are various levels of membership. I am sure there is one just right for you.
Let’s start this post with Tim’s videos. I was going to show mine about the technology of the variants, but realized that Tim talks about that too. His will probably be all that some need. If you want a bit more technical information, then look at my two videos.
In concert, I present Tim Shelbourne with Buttery Oils.
OK…need more information? In the next video I take one of the Buttery Oils variants and tweak it in different ways. It really is a brush lesson for these types of variants. If you are at all interested in brush making, this video is for you.
The last video and the shortest, is a quick rundown of the other variants in the set.
Well folks, that is about it, but I have one more bit of news. I have purchased the Wacom Intuos 5 and I love it. The next set of videos will be about installation and set up for Painter 12. I can’t wait to do the videos…the new tablet is that nice.
You can find the links to download Buttery Oils on the Buttery Oil Download Page.
Bye for now,
PS: a note from our favorite good computer virus, Kevin.
Skip has completely ignored me on this post. I’m a good virus so I cannot retaliate. He is so mean. When he bought the new computer I thought we would have lots of room to play…and there is lots of room, but I play alone. Does anyone know another nice computer virus that might like to room with me. Let me know.
Kevin, the good computer virus.