I am continuing to explore watercolor and rice paper in Painter 2023. I guess we can shorten the name to Painter 2023, since Corel no longer owns the product. Painter is owned by Alludo currently. Whatever…doesn’t affect us directly. Anyway, the watercolor. I struggled with this one, for some reason. I never print so I usually paint a a low resolution of 100 ppi. But I am thinking the images will look much better at a higer resolution. I’ll let you know when I do a few more paintings at a higher resolution.
These are a couple of examples of watercolors done with Rice Paper in Corel Painter 2023. A couple were done while making the papers. First one is called Loose Arrangement and was the one done after papers were finished.
The next one is called Free Form and was done while perfecting the rice papers. I used watercolor and liquid ink.
The final one was also done while producing the papers. It is called Rice Paper Landscape.
Happy belated Valentine! I had planned to post this on Valentine’s Day. Oh well, win some lose some as they say.
I do have some papers and paper scripts to give you. The papers are rice papers and I love them. Have a look at a couple of them.
RP Wt. Strings Texture
RP Dark Texture
Here are a few examples of the images using the papers. Three iris on RP Dark Texture.
Abandoned on RP Granular
Banboo on RP Fabric Nap
Watch this video to learn about the papers and the Paper script library.
And this video is a demonstration of a painting using one of the papers.
And here are the downloads for paper and paper library. These files are zipped and will need to be unzipped before installation in Painter. Be aware that some browsers unzip automatically, and if that happens, you will not need to unzip a second time.
This one is called “Almost Three.” I love working with the inky blacks, but lately I have been wanting to add color to the images. I add color and paint, but when nearly finished, I switch to adding color through various digital methods. I am also making some rice papers, which are not finished. When done, I will post an updatted version. Enjoy
Very quickly done image in Corel Painter 2023. I like working in several media in Corel. Working digitally makes it easy. This image is a combination of watercolor and liquid ink. At the end, I used a cool feature called Interactive Gradient.
I don’t pretend to understand the philosophy behind Enso. Wikipedia states that in Zen, Enso is a circle that is hand drawn in one or two uninhibited brush strokes to express a moment when the mind is free to let the body create. For me it is similar to creating Sumi-e or using ink and brush to make the circle.
I cannot tell you why I like these images or why I enjoy doing them. I just do. I find the process relaxing. Normally I go too far and embellish the images as you will see in the first of the video. But I also do the simple one stroke forms but rarely save them.
I thought you might like to try them yourself. Just have fun. The practice also strengthens my drawing skills. Enjoy…
This is an example of Enso created in Corel Painter 2023. Let me know if you try Enso.
I reviewed what I had done for the new features of Painter 2023 and realized I had finished. There have been numerous requests for tutorials about watercolor in Painter. This post is exactly that…tutorials about watercolor in Corel Painter 2023. I will be working in Painter 2023 and the resources that I make available will be compatible with 2023.
Let’s get started. The first three videos talk about using Selections with watercolor. Since selections are enhanced in 2023, I thought this was a good place to start.
I am going to provide the brushes I used in the tutorials. This next series of videos concern the brushes and how to use them.
The next series of videos demonstrate painting with watercolor in Corel Painter 2023.
The next tutorials will show demonstrate this painting.
The next series of videos demonstrate this second painting.
This is the next tutorial. Sadly, I was focused on the painting and did the whole thing in one video. Sorry for the length of the video.
Final painting and tutorial
Final tutorial painting
Following is a box file with all the brushes I used in the demonstrations. To install a box file, open Painter and go to Menu > Window > Custom Palette > Organizer and select import. Go to you saved box file and select it. The file will be installed in painter as a new brush category under the active Brush Library. Enjoy.
Following is the Paper Scripts Library that I used. To install, open Painter, got to Menu > Window > Scripts and select the three lines in the top right corner. From the menu, select Import Script Library, then navigate to your saved file and select it. If you are having problems, you might be importing Script instead of Script Library.