Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Three Muses - Nature's Creatures

Ah! Love among the fishies.  The fish were painted by me digitally using ArtRage software (metallic painting).  I use a mouse to paint and this one took me a whole morning to complete.  There are no short cuts in digital painting!  The background, plants and bubbles are by Lorie Davison of Scrapbookgraphics.  I copied templates (ink line drawings of fish) from a colouring book.

35 comments:

  1. Oh wow its brilliant and so worth the time, effort and patience involved. Annette x

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  2. Beautifully painted, Marie, so very effective!

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  3. Marie, this is very well painted...I do know how hard digital painting can be. Fabulous!

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  4. I'm speechless! These guys are spectacular! You should be a representative for ArtRage. Do they have any kind of contest you can enter? If so, this one qualifies!

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  5. Oh Marie I adore them they are so cute...so much personality and the background is superb too. Two back flips and a swan dive to you!!!

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  6. Such a beautiful talent you have, Marie.Love your artwork here, well done.

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  7. Beautiful coloring and how fun- what a great piece full of expression and character. Love this Marie!

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  8. Yeah...love is in the air indeed !!
    BLUB BLUB :)
    You've painted this with your mouse? Perhaps a Wacom is a helpfull idea for you Marie ?
    It takes some 'getting used to' at first...drawing with a pen, but believe me...after a while you can not live without.
    Anyway I take a deep bow for your for your patience and work !!

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  9. Oh gosh, isn't this just too wonderful! Amazing how you can handle the mouse...beautiful!!

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  10. Marie, this is awesome!!! The vibrancy of the colors is marvelous, and your expertise with the ArtRage software leaves me simply amazed.

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  11. O M G Marie this is outstanding. So wonderful creation. I love the fishes.

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  12. That's wonderful and put a smile on my face, love your Harry and Sally.

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  13. I'm still grinning! An absolutely stupendous piece Marie. Your painting is superb! xx

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  14. Who said that fish could not be in love? I love your happy couple, and you really have painted them beautifully.

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  15. these are so cute!! love the big smile from Harry(??). Great painting job!!!

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  16. Well, old Harry certainly looks rather pleased with his 'catch'. I think Sally's used to the attention but nonetheless rather pleased with who she's hooked this time!
    Have you haddock enough of fish puns? I cod go on all day!

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  17. This is so beautiful. Wonderful colors and the fish are so cute! The background is superb as well. Great, grand piece.

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  18. Adorable, the caption sets it off and I like the idea of using a coloring book.

    Darla

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  19. I'm inclined to agree with Bev, Marie. If Art Rage had a contest, you'd be the winner - hands down! Fabulous and fun!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

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  20. Marie please go out and buy a digital tablet ....... if this is what you can do with a mouse I can only imagine what you could do with a stylus!!! Some very loud applause from this corner my friend.

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  21. Ohhhh so sweet.
    Can my fish come over to play with yours?

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  22. Your digital painting is wonderful, Marie, and the whole piece is superb, and so cheeful!

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  23. You truly have the funniest,most original mind of any artist I know! These two are precious.

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  24. Wow, it's brilliant and funny. Just wonderful

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  25. Bravo Marie ! voilà un titre amusant pour votre très jolie illustration du thème !
    Amitiés Mary.KG

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  26. Simply Outstanding Marie. I love this.......

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  27. amazing! i have never heard of that software but you have made a gorgeous work with it!! it looks just like metallic paint that never photographs or scans well...so cool!!!

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  28. It's so gorgeous and funny it put a smile on my face, love your Harry and Sally creation with the beautiful colors.

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  29. That made me smile... a lovely fun piece!

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  30. Gorgeous, Marie! So colourful and such a delight.

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  31. lol, it too funny. Love those fishies :)fantastic textures!!

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