Digital Painting

One More Time.

When I started working on the series of ArtRage iPad illustrations of racing cars back in December, I did it as a personal exercise to learn a new tool. As I worked through those images, it became pretty clear that while technically proficient, they lacked something, and need additional finesse from other design software like Photoshop, and Illustrator.

ArtRage for the iPad does a great job getting me started, but using Adobe products is like speaking a second language, and the ability to tweak, is endless. I’m not starting another ArtRage/iPad project to post on my blog, but I did want to post and addendum image that shows an ArtRage/iPad image combined with more powerful tools running on more powerful hardware.

I love my iPad and the creative freedom it brings me, but some tools can’t be replaced. This image started as a digital painting rendered from a pencil sketch on the iPad. It was imported into Photoshop, and combined with Illustrator elements to complete it.

As I work through these I am finding a whole new workflow, and way of creating. It’s really kind of exciting.

The ArtRage Motor Sports Series 13.

With the posting of this classic Jaguar, this little project is done. The Jag marks the end of a baker’s dozen. Since my vacation ends today, I’m not sure I’ll have time to work on any more of these for a while.

I am in the process of putting together a how to post on the way I created the series, from sketches to final art. As soon as I get it edited and compiled I’ll post it. In addition to this post, all 13 images will now have their own page look for a page addition in the menu at the top.

The ArtRage Motor Sports Series 12

This little series of digital paintings made with ArtRage for the iPad is coming to an end. I have. Vintage 60’s Jag, and the Brabham Martini F1 started. I hope to finish by January 1, but realistically it might not happen. Each one of these take quite a bit of time to research, sketch, create the detail drawing, and then paint out, so if the Brabham isn’t done by the end of the month I hope you’ll understand.

Today’s ArtRage Motor Sports auto is a classic early 60’s Ferrari, in non-Ferrari colors.

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