learning the language and capturing spirit
Kitties – digital painting / art prints – Dan Beck 2003
Prior to doing this piece, I had done digital paintings which did not require the drawings to capture any sort of figure. In general, the subject matter was more forgiving.
Using a mouse is a bit clumsy – though I must confess, I have gotten to enjoy the movement when drawing. One of the tools I use, puts the color on the inside of every curve. Drawing figures like this is not like drawing using pencil, pen or paintbrush.
The kitties are so not literal, but I somehow was able to capture their spirit like I did my previous dog, Max.
I am never sure how it happens, but I am pleased that it does.
availability of art prints for digital painting – Kitties
- The Painting Environment
a dated and naturally incomplete look at the appleworks painting program – still a good intro though
- Dog Gallery by artist Sarah Theophilus
a more literal look at capturing spirit – as she describes in about artist section – 2nd row up/bottom right Autumn looks a lot like Max