How to overcome creative block
Lacking inspiration? Painter’s Mirror Painting tools can help, says who also explains its scripting features
y aims for this workshop are two-fold. First, I want to show you how to get more from Corel Painter by demonstrating its Mirror Painting feature. This enables you to paint bilaterally symmetrical objects, such as human heads, butterflies and birds in flight.
The Mirror Painting feature makes it easy to paint both halves of the object at the same time, saving a lot of work. Better
MJuly 2015 still, it’s a great way to break through any artistic block you might be experiencing. It’s like painting Rorschach charts and discovering the hidden images within.
The second feature, its scripting feature, might seem more of a technical side-issue, but I find it extremely flexible and powerful. This is because one of the most valuable and enjoyable uses of Painter scripting is recording your painting process from start to finish and saving the output as a movie. You can record the creation of any painting and output the script in a variety of different ways – all without the use of an external screen recording program. It’s an ideal way of reviewing your painting process and seeing what you’re doing well, and what aspects could be tightened up. The recorded script can also be used as an unlimited undo or recovery feature.
Right, let’s get going with some faces…