Thursday, January 24, 2013

The Pet of Lady Usnea

If you look up, at the tree branches, when you walk in a uncontaminated forest, maybe you'll notice her or hers people walking slowly from tree to tree. Just, don't make them understand that you've seen them! They're very shy.

The Lichen Usnea Barbata lives well where pollution is low. Her crown comes from Cladonia ssp.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Faerie Amanita

Just a quick thing, not very original I suppose, made for fun in Photoshop.
When walking in the forest, it could be worth watch your step. Or maybe not?

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Rita Levi Montalcini - Painter

I found at home a very old disk of Corel Painter Essential 3, so I installed it and tried to see how it works. 
I spent a lot of time trying the different settings for brushes, and fighting against some bugs and mysteries of this program, which works in another way than Photoshop but is somehow similar to Artrage.
I tried to follow a tutorial of the wonderful Corrado Vanelli from the last issue of ImagineFX, but looks like my program version is so old that I couldn't find many of the described tools, ahah.

As practice, I did a quick portrait sketch in honor of the great scientist and Nobel laureate Rita Levi Montalcini, who passed away few days ago. The reference pic is a photo found in Google.