Category Archives: Digital Painting

A Fun Sketch of Abigail – 8’x10″ Photoshop CC with Digital Pencils

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A fun digital sketch of Abigail using Photoshop CC 2017. Abigail took a “selfie” with her iPhone and I decided to try out some new Photoshop CC brushes and actions.
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Meet my Nana! A photo restoration from her silent movie days…

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From an ad in 1920 of a movie my grandmother and her sister starred in when they were in their early 20’s.

My “Nana” was Francis Mann, who in her younger days starred in silent movies when the movie industry was located in New York. She and her sister, Alice Mann were both actresses in silent films with her sister becoming more well known with her roles as Fatty Arbuckle’s leading lady in films, acting alongside Buster Keaton.  One was “His Wedding Night” available on Youtube. (She is the blonde with the wavy hair that appears with Buster Keaton in the first scene and throughout the movie.) “Auntie Alice” and “Nana” as we called them later when they were our Great Aunt and Grandmother lived in Hollywood, Florida in the 60s and early 70s and we would visit regularly. We lived with our Nana when I was a senior in High School and we visited on weekends with Auntie Alice. Mom told us stories of Fatty Arbuckle and how he’d come to visit with their fellow actors on Sundays and Arbuckle was famous for his chili. Unfortunately, there was a scandal surrounding Fatty Arbuckle that destroyed his career. Mom always contended that there was no way he did what he was accused of and he was finally acquitted after three trials. (Link to story here).

Here is a still photo from a movie set featuring my grandmother Francis Mann and an unknown actor that I decided to restore:

This is the original photo in a scrapbook my mother kept of her mom – Francis Mann’s movie career (1917).

 

Francis Mann Movie Photo Restored using Photoshop CC 2017.

Here is a Youtube video showing the restoration process and the Photoshop tools used to rebuild the photo:

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How to Create a Sepia Graphite Portrait in Photoshop (with tutorial video)

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A portrait of Ava done with Photoshop CC 2017. Printed on Epson Ultra Premium Matte Photo paper.

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The Grandkids 2015

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A Christmas Present for My Family
A Christmas Present for My Family

This set of portraits of my grandkids was a gift to my two wonderful daughters and their families. I did an individual 5×7 print of the drawings done with a Wacom tablet and Photoshop 2015 and then montaged them together into a single print. These cousins are so close and have such a wonderful time when they all get together! Such a blessing!

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December Bird – Topaz Impression

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Watercolor III palette plus Photoshop CC layer mask to bring out details in the eyes and some feathers. I took this photo last December in the early morning looking out my great room deck.

Topaz Impression with Wacom Pen tablet drawing pad.
Topaz Impression with Wacom Intuos Small Pen tablet. 

Wacom Intuos Pen and Touch Small Tablet

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Old Church

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This UK church was a project posted by my Digital Nuts group. I used Photoshop CC with multiple adjustment layers over a canvas/grunge background.
This UK church was a project posted by my Digital Nuts group. I used Photoshop CC with multiple adjustment layers over a canvas/grunge background.
Original Photo
Original Photo
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Tanglewood Farms

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Tanglewood Farms

We took a trip with Jon, Lisa and the grandkids to Tanglewood farms and I took this picture of one of the barns. It made a nice sketch! Used Photoshop CC

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Pasta Vino Restaurant in Johns Creek

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Pasta Vino restaurant in Johns Creek is our favorite Italian restaurant. Painted from an iPhone photo using Repix on the iPad.
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The Little Girl

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The Little Girl

Painted with Corel Painter X3 using Karen Sperling brushes and Den’s Oil Messy Brush, Sponge blenders and Soft Clone. I brought the painting back into Photoshop CC to adjust levels and tone. Painted for my weekly painter group assignment at Yahoo DigitalNuts.

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BrotherandSisterNutcrackerPainterFinalLevels1000pxI had the privilege of being asked to be a guest blogger for Karen Sperling’s Blog (artistrymag.com). As a student in her online course “Turning Photos into Classic Paintings using Corel Painter” I have been refining a my digital workflow to create art using both her techniques and some of her digital brushes. Karen has also written several books on Corel Painter (available on her site or Amazon.com) and I highly recommend them as well. Here is the link to my blog post on her site. 

http://artistrymag.com/blog1/?p=189

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