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Snow Day

Virtual world photo filtered in Photoshop.

I absolutely suck at watercolor painting. Thankfully I'm pretty versatile with digital image manipulation. HA!

Unfortunately, I have my heart set on illustrating my Zen Companion book in ink and watercolor images, harkening back to the dreamy, otherworldly landscapes of the Edo period.

So, I've been looking into some new digital watercolor technology - software that mimics real world fluid dynamics and I found 3 programs that were quite interesting and one that I am really intrigued with.

Rebelle 5 -

Rebelle is the award-winning, hyper-realistic painting software with phenomenal oils, acrylics, watercolors, and other wet and dry media. Paint pigments color mixing, oil thickness, watercolor diffusion, and NanoPixel technology, convincingly mimic the way natural mediums interact with the canvas and itself.

The other 2 were #1 Adobe Fresco - which would not install or work properly. And the other was #2 EXPRESII. I am demoing EXPRESII along side Rebelle 5. This is also a very interesting software that mimics Eastern Ink Painting extremely well. But the issue I am finding is that there are very few clear tutorials in English.

I will continue my demos and may the best software win!

Until next time ...

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