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Breaking Boundaries - The Face - LIVE WEBINAR

The Not So Hyper Realistic Approach to Faces -

Advanced Beginner/ IntermediateLevel Webinar


90 minutes November 3rd @ 6 pm EST LIVE

This live event will be recorded and is included with purchase!
Push the boundaries of digital paint ranging from the John Singer Sargent "alla prima" style layers to the semi-abstract fractured interpretation. You choose how far to take it. Learn the tools, techniques, and pitfalls with this 90 minute webinar.
By now you're probably familiar with Heather's realistic approach to skin in digital portrait painting using Corel Painter. This webinar will dive into the much heavier style of faces starting with a unique approach that can choose to rely on cloning (it's up to you!) to freehand painting the life into your subject. You'll learn how Heather uses an out of the box approach in setting up clone sources, using texture, pairing brushes, and layering in colors to build the heavy painted face. Proficient knowledge of navigating a computer as well as moderate editing understanding in Adobe Photoshop is required. By moderate, you are comfortable with selective adjustment layers, layer masking, levels, curves, file management, etc. 
Corel Painter 2021 or newer is required to use Heather's webinar brushes. Corel Painter 2020 or newer is required to be able to achieve this technique. If you're using Corel Painter 2019, you will not be able to utilize the "texture" palette feature, which is half of the battle. It is doable, but a tremendous amount of effort. 
This webinar will only cover the face in Corel Painter (and Adobe Photoshop for prepping the clone source). Please note we are not going to spend time retouching or editing the portrait for the prep file. I will discuss what I recommend and what works for me, but I won't use time showing how I edit. I will go over special ways I prepare the retouched files specifically for this style in Corel Painter as the clone source(s). 

You'll learn:

What portraits work well in this style, and what do NOT
How to prepare several clone sources before entering into Corel Painter
How to set up the file in Corel Painter, set up the clone, and set up the texture before the first Save
Tips how to break the realistic mindset of the face and get into abstract mode in Corel Painter
How to layer cloning with free hand painting in Corel Painter
How to change between textures
How to backup and export custom textures
How to choose and lay accent colors
Heavily painted eyes - "Sargent" style
How to unpaint eyelashes
How to push the boundaries into going heavier
How to utilize negative space

You'll receive:

This webinar will include texture jpegs, the high res guide image, the finished painting (high res), worksheets, and starter brushes* compatible with Corel Painter 2020 (and newer). 

What you'll need:

Corel Painter 2021 (or newer)
Wacom Tablet and pen (Intuos Pro is preferred, any size)
Laptop or computer monitor is ideal to view the webinar
High speed internet during the time of the webinar and time of downloading your materials

The webinar will not share your personal video or screen. However, you will be able to chat with other attendees and type questions in the chat box. So grab a hot cup of tea, or beverage of choice and join us in your most comfortable jammies!
After the webinar, the recorded session will upload along with the source file, finished painted file, textures, worksheets, and brushes in your HeatherThePainter.com online library. Please allow several hours for the session to compress and upload. Usually, it takes about 3 hours on a good day.
*The brushes that come with this webinar are compatible with Corel Painter 2021 or newer

Please note the examples below are not included in this webinar.