- Series: WOW!
- Paperback: 424 pages
- Publisher: Peachpit Press; 10 edition (October 9, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780321792648
- ISBN-13: 978-0321792648
- ASIN: 0321792645
- Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.9 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 26 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,281,413 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"The Painter WOW! Book, now in its tenth edition, is a definitive title in bridging the worlds between conventional painting tools and techniques with their electronic counterparts through the use of Corel Painter 12. It blends part color theory, art history and conventional media and will show you how to translate this in to the use of Painters tools." - T. Michael Testi, BlogCritics.org
About the Author
Cher Threinen-Pendarvis, an award-winning fine artist, designer, and educator, has influenced thousands of digital artists in her many years of teaching and writing about electronic design tools. Her digital paintings and photography have been exhibited worldwide, and her work is featured in numerous books and periodicals. In addition to creating hundreds of brushes for Corel Painter, Cher teaches digital arts workshops around the world and is often a featured speaker at graphics conferences.
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"WOW" is very meticulous, very comprehensive, and the book will hold your hand as you progress on your way to becoming a fine graphic artist. The illustrations reflecting many different styles and techniques are inspirational. You're in the big leagues here- Painter is a challenge. But when you see what other digital artists can do you'll be envious enough to learn the mechanics, trust me!
Despite not learning how to use Corel Painter 12 at the low level implementation of creating a digital picture, what I did gain was an overall understanding of the capacity and capability of what Corel Painter 12 could do for me. The book serves as a huge source of inspiration. I look at some of the pictures and think to myself, "With practice and dedication I will create art just like that" and it is motivating.
There are three kinds of people who best benefit from this book:
1) An artist who wants to transition from traditional paper/pencil and paint/canvas art to digital art and does not have an idea where to start. Reading this book and taking in awe what other artist have done, thanks to Cher's hard work of putting together a collection of works from other professionals, you see what the software can do for you and its capability.
2) Any sales person who does face to face sales or presentations on Corel Painter 12 would gain tremendous insight and product knowledge about the product's capabilities in order to sale it to potential customers.
3) Existing digital artists looking for ideas to mix up their draw/paint routines and think outside of the box to come up with something different and extraordinary.
Something to keep in mind for "newbs" like myself in digital art, the book gives you a high level description of implementation of how the artists went about creating their work. In order to understand this high level description one would need to be already well versed with Corel Painter 12 and how to use it effectively. Don't expect to learn how to use Corel Painter 12 at the low level implementation. For that I suggest buying DVD training videos from (or subscribing to) Lynda.com or Marrutt Software Training.
I give the book four stars, keep in my library and reference it frequently for ideas and inspiration.