Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Latest Digital Art - Faery Pond

I'm sure followers of my Blog must be completely confused sometimes as I flit from one medium and subject matter to another. I am always fascinated (and a bit envious) by artists who find a medium and genre that they are completely comfortable in, and then go on to produce a body of work that shows consistency and a signature style. I love to discover new mediums and explore a range of subjects. Last week, I downloaded Daz Studio, a free software for creating 3D artworks and animations. After an extremely frustrating weekend, I printed off the 500 page manual and started to go through it methodically. Finally things started to fall into place. This artwork was done using a combination of Daz Studio, Paint.net and Corel Painter.

12 comments:

Dors said...

I know absolutely nothing about digital art but this is so beautiful Karen. I love seeing all the different art you produce with what ever medium. It's all so interesting.

Lovely job Karen.

Mona said...

Karen, I wouldn't know where to begin with only one of these programs, let alone three. Great job!

AutumnLeaves said...

You've captured "gossamer" so beautifully. Such a lovely painting, Karen!

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Thank you so much Dors, Mona and Sherry - all your comments are so encouraging!!! :)

Artoholic said...

Now that you've started you'll never stop!

Fantastic piece Karen!

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Thank you Cindy - the digital art is VERY addictive. Thank you again for those tutorials - as soon as I get a minute I'm going to wade through them and attempt to master Photoshop!!!

Carol Andre' said...

Karen- this is beautiful. I am not at all interested in doing digital art (thank heavens!), but I do know what you mean about "playing with" multiple mediums. I love to explore several too, and never tire of "seeing will this do that, what will it do, can I make it do this..." It keeps life interesting and fresh.

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

It definitely keeps life fresh and interesting and also spurs on creativity Carol - there is just so much to discover!!! :)

DEB said...

I've never tried any digital art software...But you seem to have mastered it and RIGHT after reading the manual? You're amazing Karen!

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Thank you Deb, I wouldn't say mastered it - there was more an exercise to try and understand the manual - some of it I can't even get my head around!

artbyakiko said...

This is an amazing work!! I don't know anything about 3D art software. You are inspiring me to investigate.

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Thank you Akiko - I started looking at it to gain further inspiration and have only touched the surface, but it is great for setting up compositions for your artwork in traditional mediums or for creating artwork in an entirely different way.