:: Ring your own bell ::

No reaction at all — extinction — wears away on the individual until the behaviour grinds to a halt. This is a danger for artists who struggle in a vacuum. Joining clubs, exhibiting online, sending work away to distant galleries, inviting trusted friends to come over and critique goes part of the way, but it doesn’t always ring the bell. Art is a rare pursuit where participants have to learn to ring their own bells.

In my Creative Workflow class, students need to draw a complex line art drawing, then convert it into a digital format using Adobe Illustrator then bring it into Photoshop to actually paint it in watercolour with the help of a Wacom Intuos Pro digital tablet. The end result is usually quite amazing! The students also seem to love it, as they seem to go into a very zen mood.

I use my watercolour painting palette, scan it in, bring it into Photoshop, and then use the eyedropper tool to extract the actual colours and then proceed to paint with the Mixer Brush… which actually does what the tool says that it does. It mixes the colours together. I have been playing with this tool and I have actually managed to use a limited palette for this flower. So I have screened-shot my Photoshop screen so that you can see how I work and see the result.

Medium: Adobe CC Photoshop

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About Jane Hannah

Canadian graphic artist, painter, sketcher, typographer, calligrapher and teacher at Cégep John Abbott College in Québec, Canada. Jane Hannah also has a website for her students at www.gimligraphics.com and a main blog at www.janehannah.com. She is also part of the Montreal Urban Sketchers.
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10 Responses to :: Ring your own bell ::

  1. Sarthak says:

    is there any app on android for the same that you do in adobe illustrator and PS ?

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  2. Nice palette. I find painting in photoshop is never quite like painting in life though. There’s something about the 0 undo’s in watercolour that gives it a certain mystique.

    Like

  3. dsly2013 says:

    I, too, would sign up for that class. I imagine it would be the Montreal area? Or possibly online (hopeful!)…
    PS your work is beautiful — and much appreciated — digital or analog…
    :)

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  4. angmacleod says:

    I would love that course!! Bet you do see amazing creations.

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