Friday, December 11, 2009

Dr. Jose Rizal

I finally got a chance to play with my very first Wacom. This is also my first time working on Corel Painter. At first I wanted to work on Photoshop for this piece but thought I wanted to challenge myself and try an unfamiliar workspace. I'm working with a new tool, I might as well work with an application that's new to me. I've heard so much good things about Corel Painter X when it comes to digital painting. And it is. The brushes are GREAT.

As for the Wacom Intuos 4, it's extraordinary.

Anyway, "Dr. Rizal" is an illustration I did to play with my new toy and for me to pay tribute to our National Hero, Dr. Jose Rizal. I did the pencil sketch months ago and actually made a pastel painting. The digital painting I did took me approximately 8 hours to finish, thats including learning some of the basic tricks on PainterX and the electronic tablet.

Here's the sketch and the digital painting. I've also made a time lapse video just to satisfy my adventurous spirit. lol. (another first time app I used called iShowU)