Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Web-Wise Wednesday 9/19/2007

Gawler Ranges, Australia, WIP
colored pencil on drafting film, 12 in x15 in
(see below for more information)
copyright J. Rose Welty

Web-Wise Wednesday - my weekly look at what I use around the web.

Site of the Week: Tutorial Man
This site is a massive collection of free photoshop tutorials. When I say massive, I mean massive. There are tutorials for several versions of Photoshop. Unfortunately, they all seem to be mixed up. But, even one tutorial that I looked at for a very old version of PS, was useful for me with the latest PS Elements.

Tutorial of the Week: Coloring Your Artwork
This tutorial was one of the ones that I found particularly useful in understanding how PS can be used in the art world. I haven't colored a sketch yet, but I do understand now how it could be done.

Gawler Ranges:
So I am continuing my series on the Gawler Ranges. My last piece was the same reference done in acrylics. This piece I will do in CPs. I started again with the grisaille technique. I've done about three hours work so far on this. I plan to do a little more on this, then flip it over and begin the coloring. I haven't done a CP piece this large before, but I just threw caution to the wind and went for it. Come to think of it, I haven't done any piece this large before!


Valerie Jones said...

It's looking beautiful! I love the one you did in acrylics!

Rose Welty said...

Thanks Valerie! Now that I'm in the slog of doing a large CP version, the acrylics are looking better and better!