First let me apologise to Verabear......I will post a blinkie tutorial...but I had to post this first!! I have had such enjoyment from an other painting session that I just HAD to show you and share!!
I decided to make some brushes from flower pictures that I took in my garden last year and with that idea...the die was cast, an other after noon was gone. I started, made the brushes..but... the painting the flower was not as easy as it sounded. That is to paint with them and get a flower with any definition that didn't look totally flat.
I made pancake flowers, squishy flowers.....unrecognisable flowers...okay, you get the picture. Then I just when I thought I would call it a day I had a Eureka moment..it just clicked...from there on in I just played and tweaked things.
I know they are no Mona Lisa but there mine!!! I feel a real sense of achievement that I seem to have cracked it...well, at least until I want to do some more, lol. My DH even thought they were photo's. Okay, I admit it, he didn't have his glasses on at the time but he was still impressed.
A good thing about digital painting too is that you stay clean. As a child I loved painting and crayoning..my mum preferred me using the crayons as when ever I painted it was me and the paper. Most of the time I got more than the paper!! Me, I think it was really an art form...moving pictures and all that. I used to wonder what my hand would look like...say red. So, I painted it red to see.
One time after I had been to the circus, I thought I would love to see how I would look as the clown...so....yep, red nose, white face, black cross over the eyes..the works!! I thought I looked fantastic and I had remembered exactly what the clown looked like. My mum on the other hand was really unreasonable!! She was mad...I never could work out why. Instead of hailing me as SO clever...she got cross and WASHED IT OFF..none to gently either!!
I felt really aggrieved and in fact I remember thinking "What did I do now?". Yes, I had been told not to paint on myself but to me....if it was okay for the clown then it was good for me. Wrong!!
But I digress!! Here are the flowers I made and I decided to share with you lovely people...if you like them. I do except that I'm biased and that I saw the early ones, lol. So these have got to look good to me after them!!!
They can be used for personal or commercial use, that's fine by me.
You can download the flowers here
So have fun and see you tomorrow with the tutorial.