First A Couple of General Notes|
When you are using any of the paint tools you must set your presets prior to choosing your color or it will revert back to the default color
|This can be done with a Wacom tablet or with a mouse.The settings are all approximate as each person will use a different amount of pressure or a firmer or softer stroke.Also remember the undo is a very important tool and you will need lots of patience.|
a new canvas 500x400|
Click on MODE
Make circular motions and leave darker colors showing thru making the general shape of the flower
This is several steps- you can play with this until it looks right to you. Start with Chalk- Preset Gritty. Brush Panel MultiColor in a lighter purple than you want colorslider 0 fade 10 light 10
the chalk setting produces a darker color than your choice.
OIl Paint Thick stroke Shape round Size 75 Transparency 25
Switch to light stroke reset color Size75 Transparency 25
Bristle Brush Preset Pepper Dot lighter purple Brush Shape Ellipse Size 100 W 15H
BristleSmear Preset fine smear Size 65 Level 25 until you have something similar to picture
I have reduced the rest of the pictures for load time
the warp tool size 60-70 level 45 soft edge 50 start working your petals in a
circular motion and blending them |
Out of mode
Select all objects
Effects/Artistic/Watercolor Moisture Level 50 Small
ChalkPreset soft chalk shape round size 20 Transparency 50 DarkerPurple 4-5 shades similar to picture
|Warp tool round size 50 level 40 soft edge 50 blend and start shaping by pulling in around edges to split petals|
|Chalk Preset Gritty size 30 transparency o dark bluish purple add some speckles for a variation in color|
the warp tool aprroximate size 40 level 65 to blend and shape and swirl the center.
I wasn't happy with the color so I switched out of mode select all objects clicked
on the blue 3 x to make it a deeper purple then back to mode paint tool size 5
trans 90 fine brush white to add some white edges and highlight spots|
I wanted a darker center so I used the paint brush size 5 almost black to paint some black highlights(transparency about 90)
Using the waterdropPreset none size20 level72 soft edge 100, work the edges and blend white and dark being careful to not blend too much..then using the warp size40 level60 soft edge 100 blend and shape
switch to size 20 level 40 soft edge 10 and continue to blend and work the edges starting to separate the petals.
Effects/Artistic/Watersolor small Moisture Level50
drop Preset solution size 20 Transparency 80 soft edge 90 using a soft light stroke
smooth the water across the entire flower
Splatter 60Transparency 60 a little darker than the main purple
Warp tool size 45 level 45 soft edge 85 pressing lightly, gently blend, leaving
Select all objects Merge as Single Object Magic Eraser 75 transparency o line
connected pixels check.( you may have to alter this a bit) just click undo and
reset if necessary
|Duplicate your flower 5-6 times resizing each one just a little smaller than the next lay them on top of each other then using the transform tool rotate freely. Turn each one at a different angle until you are satisfied.You may even want to distort a little)Use your eraser to change the edges on some of the petals ( if they are too uniform ) making some a little ragged. Set your paint brush on a deep purple preset none size 3 transparency about 30-40 and paint on edges to some or all depending on how it looks to you|
all objectsPaint tool Preset none Size 40 Transparency 70 SoftEdge 50
I painted direct on canvas without mode here you can do as you choose.You should be quite familiar with everything by now.
Open a New canvas 500x400-I used white but you could use a green or another color if you prefer.
Oil Paint Preset none size 50-60 Trans 35 3 or 4 different greens and black similar to picture for background
the bristle smear Coarse Smear
|Warp tool ,if you find it is too dark for your liking reapply oil paint light green and then use warp tool until satisfied|
Drag flower to the canvas with the background,Center it and then switch to eraser
and clean up the remaining outside pixels |
.Using the warp tool size 90 level 65 soft edge50 fill in any areas where the white shows through .........Use the bristle smear until you like the result ...... clean up any edges on the flower that may need it with the eraser.
applied these effects to the flower only ,you can decide if you want to soften
the background as well|
photographic Diffuse glow 20 /1 /1
When you are happy Merge all
a Frame ,sign it and sit back and admire it. You deserve it .You worked hard.I
hope you have enjoyed it.