Top Painting Programs: Word Corel Essentials 5


I completed this digital artwork on Corel Essentials 5.. Corel Suite has many advantages and chose  the software over ADOBE to learn on.  It is simple and Adobe tends to be overwhelming for the novice user, I found that The Painter Essentials helped me learn enough about layers and vector art before I moved onto Corel Painter.  This is available on your Macbook/PC and its painting without a mess, if you have an Intuos Pro even better you can control the pressure amount by using the stylist. Corel is comparable with any drawing tablet, it also offers 30 day trials on all the programs. If the program is not a good fit, you don’t have to purchase it.

I’ll be sending this print in the mail to five Facebook friends who entered in my giveaway in Jan :0) Let me know if you enjoyed it.. I’ll share more artwork if everyone likes it.

Will Talk Soon.


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  1. That’s really interesting. I’ve not used one of these programmes, I only use a desktop pc, and as you may see on my blog (thank you for the follow by the way), have been concentrating on my photography. A friend of mine who teaches at an art college uses something similar and seems to have almost totally migrated to digital. Thanks for your interest and I would like to do more drawing/painting but cannot see the need for what I am doing, looking at my very close environment and the area around where I live in a rather industrial landscape. Maybe things will come!

  2. Thanks for stopping by.. I enjoy painting by hand but have almost completely switched over to digital. I still paint on canvas and use a sketchpad if I need to get an idea or concept out . Hope you stop by again and I would love to see more of your work if you get a chance. Looking forward to more posts.

  3. I love the play of colors you used! I’ve never used Corel, I stick to photoshop, or sketchbook pro at most. Would love to see more of your artwork, followed you as well 🙂 Cheers!

    • Thanks for following.. I used Corel software when I was growing and completely forgot about it until last year when I discovered the paint program. Do you use adobe for photoshop? What program software are you using? I will share more artwork and hope you visit again:)

  4. This is a very interesting stylistic painting. The top center looks a little bit strange. Was that left that way on purpose?

    I really like the colour palette and the loose brush strokes. It gives it more of an impressionistic feel and an otherworldly aura which is quite interesting.

    I haven’t done much digital painting myself, mostly because I can’t afford a tablet right now. I have, however, been meaning to attempt some ore water colour painting. Right now I’m mostly focusing on my linework though, just doing basic sketches and trying to make them look accurate to the orginial and well as at least somewhat 3-dimensional without the aide of shading and colour. It’s quite challenging.

    Anyway, thanks for following my blog. I hope you keep enjoying it and I look forward to seeing your next painting :).

    • The tablet is expensive and I do love your art 🙂 Appreciate your feedback and I had fun working on this one. The top centre was a mistake :S and can get that out when I redo it. I plan on leaving it for a bit then going back and correcting a few things. It gives me a chance to see the painting with new eyes. Thanks for the compliment.. I love impressionism.. Manet and Degas work in particular . Who are your favourite artists? Watercolour is my next goal, it’s a lot of fun and a different challenge.. looking forward to seeing your work when it’s done. I’ll check out more of your posts soon 🙂

      • Manet and Degas are both wonderful painters, I also like Renoir. My favourite impressionist though is definitely Monet, probably because I have such a strong attachment to landscapes and he does some really beautiful ones.

        I also love Turner’s paintings. He was a romanticist but his work is sort of seen as a precursor to impressionism. He also did a lot of really gorgeous landscapes. Of course I can’t talk about beautiful landscapes without mentioning the Hudson River painters. I count most of them among my favourite artists too (particularly Bierstadt, Moran and Church) but they’re about as far away from impressionism as you can get, more influenced by romanticism with an almost hyper-realistic quality. I really love their use of colour though.

        I’ve been meaning to do some basic studies of master paintings at some point to improve my understanding of their techniques. They’ll probably be pretty terrible at first but I’ll post them if I ever actually get around to doing them. I’m still trying to work up the courage and find the time to actually try it.

    • Interesting, I haven’t tried photoshop yet but might. Corel Essentials is one of the cheapest and found it very easy to pick up 🙂

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