Newest Work

Newest Work

I purchased an Intuos5 touch last week replacing my Bamboo tablet. I have to say having the ability of the touch right on my tablet is such a cramp reliever, and nib saver—no more scrolling with the pen or reaching for the touch area on my laptop. I still need to order the bluetooth kit for it and I want to try a surface cover this time around. See if I can’t get even more life out of the nib and keep from scratching the surface up. As you can see on the screen I’ve started another commerce like piece (better pic below maybe). It is kind of like puzzle building, taking bits from the underpainting with the marque tool and layering them on top after applying beveled FX and sometimes warping the piece a bit. Quite relaxing and fun on a Friday afternoon, the gray clouds making their slow crawl across the skylights before the rain begins. Join My Mailing List © Copyright 2013 Jean...
An Interview with Digital Artist Deborah Boyd

An Interview with Digital Artist Deborah Boyd

Snowfall in Central Park First Place and Best in Show Awards Jean Moore I was delighted to hear of Deborah Boyd’s recent first place and best of show awards for “Snowfall in Central Park” because this is a digital painting that was entered into Deborah’s local Art Guild show. While painting digitally has been accepted for over 20 years in the commercial art fields, it has not been so in the fine art field. Deborah said of entering this piece: I joined a local art guild about nine months ago. While I was readily accepted into their group, when the annual Fine Art Show came around, several long time members decided my form of art didn’t fit with the definition of “fine art”. At our last meeting, I brought in one of my paintings and my Wacom tablet and gave a description of how I ‘paint’. I told them that I did not mass produce computerized art. I said that the difference between what I do and what they do is that they paint on paper or canvas; I paint, then put my art on paper or canvas. They reluctantly allowed me to exhibit.  I was able to catch up with Deborah and ask her a few more questions about herself and artwork. Jean Moore How or Why did you get into digital fine art painting? Deborah Boyd I was the CEO of a local tourism bureau and due to high costs, I brought our advertising in-house. Photography was always a favorite hobby. I was looking for something to make our advertising pop, when I came across a class for digital painting. The thought intrigued me...