Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Happy Valentine's Day

Pappy ValentineIf you enjoy paint programs, one of the easier ones I have worked with is Artrage 2. It's impressive in emulating oil painting appearance and techniques.

There's a free version for the curious. The full version adds some additional tools and a layers feature, all for $20. There is a new version in the works that may include watercolor tools. Of course, it's a slippery slope. Once you start painting, you have to go out and get a tablet so you aren't stuck painting with a mouse.

10 comments:

Gus said...

Great Pappy in the sky, that really looks like fun! I'm gonna try it.
gussie's mom

Tierre said...

Nice!

Pappy's Fella said...

It's fun for fiddling around, and even the free version isn't crippleware. It's got a pretty complete set of tools, and lets you save the result in high resolution and all its glory. I think they even have Mac and Linux versions.

Bella the Boxer said...

Wow, way cool...you're a very talented artist (of course, Pappy is an excellent subject). Happy Valentine's Day!

xoxo - Bella

Tin Tin Blogdog said...

...van Pappy's fella, you're talented.

Chow for now,

Tin Tin xo

Pappy's Fella said...

Bella and Tin Tin,
Thanks for the appreciation-- but really, the Artrage program makes this pretty easy if you have any inclination to doodle around on your own.

Bogart said...

Happy Valentines Day Pappy!!!

Love,
Bogart

Opy - the Original GruffPuppy said...

Happy Valentines Day, sweet Pappy :-)

Big hugs and kisses,

Opy

Pappy's Fella said...

Bogart and Opy,
Happy Belated Valentine's Day right back atcha!

Finnegan said...

That's great! I'm going to try that out.

Finnegan's mum