Saturday, October 01, 2005

Illustration Friday Theme: Float

22 Comments:

At 2:26 PM, Blogger Afterthoughts Ltd. said...

Wow, love this piece! It looks like it differs in style from your other images. Thanks for taking the time to explain your process.

 
At 5:07 PM, Blogger Anonymous said...

Looks Asian inspired, also has Fall tones. I like this one a lot :)

 
At 5:34 PM, Blogger carla said...

This is very beautiful, Jacque. It looks like copper with a patina, metallic and deep with lost of beautiful reflective colors. It also looks like film with sprockets. I love the littl black shapes and cutouts...it all does seem to float! Can you explain what this is and how you did it? I just installed Painter IX and I have been floundering around...

 
At 6:42 PM, Blogger JacqueLynn said...

Here is little more on how I made this, and also how I made, “Jazz, an American Quilt,” which is on my other blog site. In Painter 8 I start with an 850x1100, 300 rez canvas, or 850x850 if I want squares. I then put down several layers of color using pastel, sponge, pepper spray, and brush in different back ground colors. I will then add some additional layers and put in pen strokes, marks, etc. I save the master file as a rif. Example, jazz1.rif, then I resave it as a jpg, (jazz1.jpg.) Next I go back to the master riff file and close the eye on some of the background layers and add some different backgrounds and different foregrounds, but leave many of the original layers open. I resave as jazz2.jpg, then do it again, and again, making changes each time and usually make 4 to 8 varying jpg’s. Then I import them all into Xara, a vector program. In Xara I can put the squares together as quilt pieces, cut or reshape pieces, draw a free hand shape and use one of the created jpg’s as a fill for the shape, easily add shadows, fade the edges, button frame the edges etc. This could probably be done in PS, I just know Xara a lot better than photoshop ( and find Xara faster). If anyone has actually read this far, they are probably thinking, blah, blah, blah. I am and I wrote it. Basically, in painter make a bunch of layers, play around on them, save 4 to 8 differing variations and then import them into PS, Xara, Corel Draw, or similar program and play with them sort of like you would tiles, or collage or a quilt.

Main Brushes used in Painter. Airbrush: pepper spray, Sponge, glazing 60, Pastels: round hard 25, Pen:leaky pen, flat pen FX: confusion FX shatter, Caligraphy: Broad smooth pen 40. Jacque

 
At 7:12 PM, Blogger AG said...

nice, love the colour control

 
At 6:54 AM, Blogger Caroline said...

This is spectacular! Like oriental laquerware but more floaty. You may have inspired me to invesitage Painter...

 
At 1:23 PM, Blogger Blok said...

Nice. I like the colors. Sounds like a lot of work, but worth the effort.

 
At 5:13 PM, Blogger rubio2d said...

I like it, reminds me the best dave Mckean.
Goood work.

 
At 8:35 PM, Blogger anthony said...

great concept piece. the colors and composition are stunning.

 
At 9:02 PM, Blogger Ellen said...

Very nice! I LOVE the colours and the abstraction!

 
At 1:07 PM, Blogger Corrine Nelson said...

this is beautiful
i love the layout and the colors
great job

 
At 8:02 AM, Blogger Caroline said...

Thanks for inspiring me to play with Painter - its great fun! (And thanks for stopping by and encouraging me too!)

 
At 10:09 PM, Blogger bee'nme said...

Jacque, it's great to get treated to another side of your work - this is really quite stunning, imaginitive, and simply beautiful. Your colors are rich and the dimension you achieve is wonderful. Love it - great approach to 'float'.

 
At 3:26 PM, Blogger Catnapping said...

yes, this reminds me of asian lacquer work. just beautiful. i like your use of black in this, too. it sets off the other colours...gives them a richness.

cat

 
At 12:43 AM, Blogger Aravis said...

I love the colors in this. It's a beautiful piece which stimulates the imagination.

 
At 7:53 PM, Blogger Chuang Shyue Chou said...

Woo! The juxtaposition of the various pieces and the final composition are remarkable as is your choice of colours.

I can see this being great cover for a book and many many other applications.

Keep it up!

 
At 8:04 PM, Blogger Cecilia's Art said...

hi! thanks for your comment,very nice drawing! yes, it has an air of mexican culture, it looks very ancient, i love it, its really nice !, take care and kisses.

 
At 8:25 AM, Blogger Catnapping said...

Feel free to ignore this...but, tag!

 
At 5:48 PM, Blogger Alina Chau said...

This is soooo beautiful!! :)

 
At 9:27 AM, Blogger Virginia Valle said...

WOWWW THIS IS BEAUTIFUL :) I LOVE THE TEXTURES :)

 
At 5:32 PM, Blogger Kil55 said...

awesome!!!!!! I love it!!

thanks for the comment :)

 
At 9:13 PM, Blogger cornpone said...

i've been checking out your blog a little just now. you have an interesting variety of styles. i like that. this post made me pause and notice.

 

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