Elizabeth Reoch

Visual art lessons from a Canadian Artist, Teacher

Trompe l'oeil

February 27, 2017
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Trompe l’oeil – Digital Art

Trompe l’oeil – Digital Art

In the many renditions of “Woman In Red Hat” I noticed that I created a Trompe l’oeil – Digital Art piece. Trompe l’oeil  means “trick of the eye” which is the term for using imagery to create an optical illusion. The digital painting was to illustrate an article so the accidental Trompe l’oeil effect was taken out of the painting.

Trompe l'oeil - Digital Art

Which Flower is the One Being Painted and Which is the Still Life?

woman in red hat- Trompe l'oeil - Digital Art

I Made Changes to Seem Like She Is Painting on the Canvas!

An interesting positive to painting digitally is that I am able to save all the stages of a painting and reuse them for different purposes.

Girl Reading - Digital Art

February 21, 2017
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Girl Reading – Digital Art

Girl Reading – Digital Art

It has been an exciting journey learning how to use digital art while developing a style which can be seen in “Girl Reading – Digital Art”. The skill I learned in this drawing is the important use of the eraser tool. I smeared wide shapes of colour and retracted the colour with a eraser to create the shape of the hat. Moving the focus in and out of the drawing helped to guide perspective and to add detail. Since the digital art is used to illustrate articles I am now producing quickly to keep up with the demand. This is shaping the overall look of my digital art giving it a dreamy children’s book look.

Girl Reading - Digital Art

Small Gerber Daisy

February 20, 2017
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Gerbera Daisy – Digital Art

Gerbera Daisy – Digital Art

I discovered a few new techniques while painting this gerbera daisy – digital art piece. I began with the basic shape of the large flower and then experimented with blending tools. I layered colours and moved them around with the blending tool to see what effect I could get from each tool. This process is similar to oil painting where you are able to layer paint freely creating texture and depth. I moved quickly when painting the small gerbers daisy because the tools were then more familiar after experimentation. It also required less detail since it’s not the focal point of the painting.

Gerbera Daisy - Digital Art