Nov 2, 2009
I am trying my hand at Corel Painter. It revealed to be much harder than I thought. It is not as convenient and “clean” as Photoshop, and not as rough as real media. It borrows some of the problems of both worlds. I quite do not know yet how useful it can be, but I like it.
I did not have time yet to stay on a drawing for long.
This is what I have achieved so far:
Five minutes after opening Painter for the first time, this is what I was able to come up with.
I know, don’t tell me, you did not feel any artistic orgasm while looking at it.
After spending some time being puzzled by the gigantic amount of options and brushes that all look the same to me, I decided I needed to draw something, fast. So I did this:
Still not the piece of art my ego requested.
A bit frustrated, I went to Amandine to get a crash course, and after listening to her wise advice, and more importantly, watch her use Painter for some time, I was able to understand a bit better how the whole thingy works. Alternating seats, we both drew this:
It’s alright for a ten minute thing.
I’ll be posting my progress, but I never met such a steep learning curve in any software in my life.