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Dry Media in action

From: Corel Painter 11: Mastering Brushes

Video: Dry Media in action

In this chapter we will be taking a look at dry media. Dry media is largely associated with the activity of drawing. One of the key aspects of dry media is the way in which the medium, which is normally graphite or compressed pigment, interacts with the surface that it is applied to. Paper in this case. The surface generally has somewhat of a tooth to it so that the abrasive quality of the media being applied creates the imparting of that media onto the surface. Because of this you can get some interesting expressive variability within the marks applied to the paper.

Dry Media in action

In this chapter we will be taking a look at dry media. Dry media is largely associated with the activity of drawing. One of the key aspects of dry media is the way in which the medium, which is normally graphite or compressed pigment, interacts with the surface that it is applied to. Paper in this case. The surface generally has somewhat of a tooth to it so that the abrasive quality of the media being applied creates the imparting of that media onto the surface. Because of this you can get some interesting expressive variability within the marks applied to the paper.

We will start with pencils, which are the granddaddy of dry media. While we normally think of the pencil is a line making tool, depending on how you orient its tip to the receiving surface, it can also be used to create a range of tonality. As you can see depending on how lightly I press, I can get what appears to be a full range of tonality. When you think about it though what's really happening down at the micro scale is that one color, black in this instance, is being applied to the upper grain of the surface in varying amounts.

This creates the illusion of varying tonality. Painter has built-in surface textures that duplicate this ability to use pressure to create these varying amounts of tonality. We are also going to take a look at chalk. With chalk you have the introduction of color just beyond a simple graphite pencil. I will start to draw a bit with some chalk. What happens here is that you have the ability to impart color, which is a very expressive addition to the artist's visual vocabulary. Because chalk is a dry compressed medium, you can see here that it is very easy to use my finger to blend colors.

This makes chalk very attractive for paper- based projects in which blended color is desired. Final dry medium we will look at here is oil pastel. The unique quality of oil pastels is that it is a pigment bound by wax. Because of this it is capable of building up multiple colors with a very creamy appearance. You can see here that the harder I press the thicker of an application of color I get. Then if I apply another color like yellow, there is a very creamy quality that results when the yellow interacts with the already applied under color.

You can see how I can use my finger to begin to blend these colors together. So oil pastels offer the ability to apply and blend color. Once again Painter duplicates these behaviors via the Wacom tablet. You can even simulate the extreme tilting of a pastel or chalk to increase the applied surface area of a medium to the paper. Using a Wacom tablet to sense the artist's hand motions enables a wide range of expressability, just like its traditional counterparts.

Now let's go ahead and take a look at Painter's dry media.

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Corel Painter 11: Mastering Brushes

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  1. 2m 2s
    1. Introduction
      1m 0s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 2s
  2. 22m 31s
    1. Defining categories and variants
      2m 14s
    2. Understanding dabs
      3m 35s
    3. Manipulating grain
      5m 34s
    4. Defining brush stroke methods and subcategories
      4m 15s
    5. Modifying stroke behavior with Expression
      2m 37s
    6. Cloning images
      4m 16s
  3. 28m 59s
    1. Understanding the anatomy of a variant
      5m 10s
    2. Modifying a brush with the Brush Creator
      4m 16s
    3. Modifying a brush with the Brush Control palette
      4m 37s
    4. Which is best?
      1m 47s
    5. Setting up a stroke testing palette
      6m 3s
    6. Manipulating pressure adjustments
      4m 37s
    7. Saving a brush variant
      2m 29s
  4. 52m 44s
    1. Bristle Media in action
      3m 55s
    2. Painting with acrylics
      5m 35s
    3. Painting with gouache
      6m 37s
    4. Modifying resaturation and bleed with oils
      8m 6s
    5. Painting with Artists' Oils
      6m 52s
    6. Modifying the bearing expression with palette knives
      5m 59s
    7. Using RealBristle brushes
      3m 23s
    8. Painting with impasto
      8m 5s
    9. Using loaded brushes
      4m 12s
  5. 1h 9m
    1. Utility Media in action
      2m 43s
    2. Painting with airbrushes
      8m 50s
    3. Using an eraser as a mark-making tool
      3m 44s
    4. Using blenders
      5m 34s
    5. Using cloners
      7m 7s
    6. Distorting an image with the Distortion brush
      7m 15s
    7. Simulating artist brush styles with the Artist category
      6m 29s
    8. Making common photo adjustments with the Photo category
      1m 51s
    9. Using sponges and modifying captured dabs
      8m 4s
    10. Using FX brushes
      5m 53s
    11. Painting with pattern pens
      6m 45s
    12. Painting with the image hose
      5m 7s
  6. 27m 29s
    1. Dry Media in action
      2m 53s
    2. Drawing with pencils and colored pencils
      7m 37s
    3. Painting with chalk and using directional paper grain
      8m 16s
    4. Painting with pastels
      6m 19s
    5. Drawing with crayons
      2m 24s
  7. 26m 16s
    1. Ink Media in action
      2m 46s
    2. Configuring the Leaky Pen
      5m 0s
    3. Drawing with calligraphy pens
      6m 12s
    4. Using felt pens and markers
      4m 38s
    5. Exploring surface tension with liquid ink
      7m 40s
  8. 23m 7s
    1. Watercolor in action
      3m 24s
    2. Painting with digital watercolor brushes
      5m 25s
    3. Painting with the traditional watercolor brushes
      8m 28s
    4. Painting with the Tinting brush
      5m 50s
  9. 18m 20s
    1. Selecting and modifying an existing variant
      6m 13s
    2. Adjusting the color behavior of the new variant
      4m 0s
    3. Fine tuning and naming the new variant
      8m 7s
  10. 22m 29s
    1. Creating a new category and copying variants into it
      6m 25s
    2. Packaging brushes for distribution
      7m 54s
    3. Pruning a library
      4m 9s
    4. Understanding the Master Brush Library and the User Brush Library
      4m 1s
  11. 24s
    1. Goodbye
      24s

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