Free Brushes, Corel Painter 12, Buttery Oils, Tim Shelbourne Tutorial


Hello Everyone,

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,

Skip

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.

Sincerely,

Kevin, the good computer virus.

Painting Portraits in Painter or Photoshop Announced at The Artist’s Quarter.


Hello Friends,

From time to time I’ll post some general news and this is one of those times.  Tim Shelbourne at The Artist Quarter is having a new “live” portrait class on-line.  Sound interesting; it should.  Tim’s classes are excellent and doing them live on-line feels like you have traveled to Tim’s studio in England for a live workshop.  If you cannot attend all the sessions, no problem, Tim records them for download.  The class teaches portraits from scratch, but don’t worry if you can draw or not; Tim will lead you every step of the way.  Surprises and delights in your results await you.

For information, click on this link.

Portraits from Scratch in Painter and/or Photoshop

I have taken Tim’s classes and can highly recommend them.  Do check it out.

See you in class,

Skip

Tim Shelbourne Demonstrates Bristly Dabs


Hello Everyone,

I have a special treat for all of you.  I hope those who have visited will come back for this new video from Tim Shelbourne, the creative genius behind  The Artist Quarter.  I am a big fan of Tim, the way he paints, and most of all his method of teaching.  He approaches everything from a traditional artist standpoint, even though he has painted digitally for many years.  I am a subscriber of The Artist Quarter and highly recommend it for everyone.  Tim is at home with Photoshop as well as with Painter 12.  He has a very unique way of cloning in Photoshop CS5 that I have not seen anywhere.

Check out his impasto sketch that he did with the Bristly Dabs in Painter 12.  And then for a real treat, watch the video and see him talk about how he is using them.  He is a bit gushy about the brushes; I turned red, but I can’t tell you how pleased I am that someone with his painting skills likes the new variants.  And, he is going to show you some nice tricks with Painter 12.  Tim, my friend, thank you so much for sending this video.

Before I go to the image and video, I wanted to mention something that Tim is doing that is very unique.  He is having online ateliers, French for workshop.  I have attended several and they are fantastic.  It is like having a workshop in person, but you don’t leave your house.  The workshop last for several days or weeks.  We have video materials, PDFs, and even special brushes to download.  On the first day we meet via Go To Meeting and Tim gives a live demonstration and takes questions.  Tim records the live demonstrations and makes them available for the attendees.  Then we meet several more times for live demonstrations and a chance to show our work to other participants and get live critiques.  I love these workshops.  Visit The Artist Quarter, you will be glad that you did.

Here is the quick impasto sketch that Tim demonstrates in the video:

Tim's Impasto Sketch done in Painter 12

Tim is all about teaching how to paint.  You will see in his video:

Tim, I want to thank you again for doing this video.  I think many folks will paint with these new variants thanks to your inspiration.

I hope y’all enjoyed this special treat, if you did let us know.

Skip