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Helpful resources and inspiration

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Before I leave you, I would like to go through a few resources that I depend on fairly regularly and some sites that may be useful for you in getting some inspiration. To begin with, I have my own courses here on lynda.com, and the one that I will point out that might be useful to you after this course, is Painting with the Mixer Brush. This particular title, I went through all of the ins and outs about the Mixer Brush. So, if you have a desire to understand more about how to control the Mixer Brush and what it's capable of, you may want to check out this course.

Helpful resources and inspiration

Before I leave you, I would like to go through a few resources that I depend on fairly regularly and some sites that may be useful for you in getting some inspiration. To begin with, I have my own courses here on lynda.com, and the one that I will point out that might be useful to you after this course, is Painting with the Mixer Brush. This particular title, I went through all of the ins and outs about the Mixer Brush. So, if you have a desire to understand more about how to control the Mixer Brush and what it's capable of, you may want to check out this course.

Another Lynda author, Bert Monroy, had finished a course called Dreamscapes. Essentially, what Bert has here is the first phase of my course where we developed an image to get it ready to paint. He's done several different images here, Moon Light Night, Castle in the Sky, one is a High Cliff, Planet. Each one of these he shows how to assemble this imagery from multiple sources and put it together into a final image. And, every one of these would be perfect for a jumping off point, to then take the composited image and use it as a beginning point for painting.

So you might want to check out Bert's newest course, Dreamscapes, for some more inspiration on subject matter, and how you can assemble various image sources together into a storytelling image. Next, I want to go to the Google Art Project. And Google Art Project is by Google. And basically, they have gone into museums all over the world and shot very high resolution photography of many famous works. Just as a sample, I'm going to type in Van Gogh here and let's take a look right here.

And if we go to his Starry Night image, it'll initially come up like this, but you have this little control panel over here where you can crank this up to an amazingly high resolution to see closer than you could probably get in the museum, the detail within these paintings. And I find it to be just amazing resource to see how different artists approach their work, the technique they use, how they applied their paint. And there's another one that I like to go to, it's called the International Masters of Fine Art.

They have several exhibits over the years they've done. We'll just take a look at a current one here that just came up recently. And, each one of these contains work by contemporary artists today, and one that I'll show you was an example here is Kathryn Stats. And, when you go to look at their work, it'll initially come up like this, and then, if you want to see a larger view, you can click this, but it's not really that large. So, what I want to direct you to is under these artists entries, go to Click here for a high resolution image, and what you'll see is these very high resolution versions similar to what you see in the Google Art Project, but these are contemporary artists.

So, here is another resource for taking a look a look at how a variety of painters treat subject matter, how they use a color palette with their work, the style of delivery of the paint on the canvas. Finally, I will direct you to my PixlBlog, which is where if you want to keep up on what's happening in the world of John Derry, this is where to go. You can see, like, the latest entry I had on here was actually about this title I just finished here. So, whenever I've got something new going on or just something that's interesting, this is where I will post it.

And I hope that these different websites will provide you with some inspiration and information and keep you going forward and continue to paint.

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Digital Painting: Architecture

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  1. 26m 4s
    1. Introduction
      1m 3s
    2. Using the exercise files
      32s
    3. Installing custom content
      2m 46s
    4. Setting up Wacom express keys
      13m 32s
    5. Setting Wacom touch ring preferences
      2m 14s
    6. Setting Wacom stylus preferences
      3m 24s
    7. Division of labor: Image prep and painting
      2m 33s
  2. 19m 9s
    1. Visual vocabularies
      3m 49s
    2. The vocabulary of photography
      7m 38s
    3. The vocabulary of painting
      4m 59s
    4. Looking at reality through a mental painting filter
      2m 43s
  3. 38m 57s
    1. Removing lens distortion with the Adaptive Wide Angle filter
      6m 47s
    2. Removing distractions
      8m 7s
    3. Don't be a slave to the original photograph
      10m 51s
    4. Correcting image adjustments
      2m 58s
    5. Telling a story with added image elements
      10m 14s
  4. 25m 2s
    1. The eye has a better sensor than a camera
      3m 2s
    2. Adding natural shadows with Field Blur
      8m 47s
    3. Using the Shadow/Highlight adjustment filter
      7m 48s
    4. Using the HDR Toning filter
      5m 25s
  5. 39m 56s
    1. Resolution is in the brushstrokes
      3m 26s
    2. Using the Surface Blur filter
      6m 17s
    3. Using the Displacement filter to add imperfections
      6m 22s
    4. Using the Oil Paint filter
      11m 51s
    5. Making tonal and color corrections
      12m 0s
  6. 22m 40s
    1. Nondestructive layer painting (NDLP): Your creative safety net
      5m 54s
    2. Setting up the Mixer Brush cloning action
      7m 29s
    3. Using cloning layers
      2m 58s
    4. Working with adjustment layers
      6m 19s
  7. 20m 7s
    1. Using tool presets and not brushes
      3m 41s
    2. Categorizing and organizing brushes
      6m 14s
    3. Adding canvas texture
      4m 51s
    4. Using Sample All Layers
      5m 21s
  8. 14m 48s
    1. You must destroy detail
      2m 9s
    2. Establishing compositional structure
      3m 46s
    3. Determining a style and sticking to it
      7m 30s
    4. Painting in progress: Finishing the underpainting layer
      1m 23s
  9. 26m 40s
    1. Understanding simplified indication
      9m 9s
    2. Understanding color: Warm advances, cool retreats
      4m 9s
    3. Painting in progress: Introducing texture to the intermediate layer
      13m 22s
  10. 40m 19s
    1. The play's the thing
      5m 18s
    2. Focusing on the subject through detail
      4m 40s
    3. Using a traditional paint color swatch set
      4m 37s
    4. Painting in progress: Completing the detail layer
      16m 25s
    5. Adding surface texture effects
      9m 19s
  11. 12m 47s
    1. It pays to wait a day
      1m 55s
    2. Adjusting your importance hierarchy
      4m 49s
    3. You'll never paint the same thing twice
      2m 7s
    4. Helpful resources and inspiration
      3m 56s

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