Today I've been playing around with Artrage Studio, I saw it mentioned on someone's blog (I'm sorry I don't remember where.) It has a 30 day free trial so I thought I'd give it a try.
It's fun, but I have to admit I'm really not a computer artist. I just can't seem to master the control, or the blending, or shading...and heck, I really like the tactile sensations I get from my art supplies.
Here's what I created today.
This is the original picture of my dog, Sandy, that I was looking at:
Here's what I created on Artrage:
I really don't know much about this program yet, but I had fun. And I like the outcome...somewhat. I feel it needs some work, but I also feel like the more I mess with it, the more it needs. I don't use watercolors in real life, so this was a learning experience with that too.
This is a pretty neat program. You get results that look much less like you do it on the computer, and more like you created them in real life.