Flat brush portrait (TAQ TV +)



Here’s a creative cloning approach that uses flat brushes to great effect. Flat brushes are great for being able to describe form via stroke direction, and for achieving complex edges and details by using either the broad or narrow aspect of the flat brush.

To use flat brushes in Corel Painter successfully, you must have a Wacom Art Pen, as opposed to the standard Wacom Grip Pen. The Art Pen, as well as featuring standard pressure and tilt sensitivity, also features rotation. This means that via the Art Pen, the flat brush can be rotated during use, to access both the narrow and wide aspects of the flat brush, in exactly the same way as flat brushes are used in traditional real-media painting.

This project starts with a review of what flat brushes are, and how they are used, in both digital and traditional painting, and you’ll spend some time practising with flat brushes in Painter. You’ll then create a simple outline sketch, and establish a broad underpainting using a selection of my standard brushes. With the underpainting established, you’ll move on to using my new flat brushes for Corel Painter to complete the painting, building for structure, and tonality.
Along the way, you’ll also learn how to control and adjust Impasto in Corel Painter, how to use Composite Depth settings, and how to apply glazes of colour via Composite Methods.

If you want to paint effective, expressive oils studies in Corel Painter, featuring complex paint textures and expressive brushwork then this tutorial package is for you!

You must have a Wacom Art Pen to use the brushes featured in this tutorial!
Suitable for Corel Painter 2016 only.
This is a creative cloning technique, using a photograph by Jack Milchanowski as the clone source.
This tutorial features 4 hours of step-by-step tuition.