Emergence User: Sabrina L. Greene

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Sabrina L. Greene is an emerging painter in the portrait world and created her first portraits of her children three years ago. Today she is continuing her studies by practicing faces in Corel and traditional media.

“I was recently told by someone that if I can get painting faces down pat, I can paint anything. And this year I decided it was time to get serious about my art studies. But sometimes a face needs something to help it ‘meet’ the background. I knew as soon as I installed these brushes that I wanted to create some backgrounds with them like this one.”

In this piece, Sabrina used Emergence to create a subtle texture behind her study of model Shelby Lynn. I asked Sabina what she likes most about these brushes since she purchased them.

“The embedded textures make creating a background so easy! And I love how soft they can become for slow building up of color. Then again if I want to create something bold, I can build it as quickly! At the moment my favorite brush is the combination of Arabia Texture + Flower Aperture + 40 or 60 Spacing. I can mesmerize myself with just pushing the paint around and watching it. I really look forward to seeing what I can create with the many different settings!”

You can see more of Sabrina’s art and photography at her website, sabrinalgreene.co

Emergence User: Karen Bonaker

artist: Karen Bonaker

artist: Karen Bonaker

Painter Master Elite Karen Bonaker is well-known in the Painter community and beyond. Karen founded the Digital Art Academy in 2007 to help students achieve their artistic goals. Prior to launching Emergence, I asked Karen if she would be interested in trying it out. After receiving it, she emailed me, “I have not had this much fun in painting in a long time!” with the above image attached. Me?…I was floored.

Karen’s painting proved to me beyond a doubt that Emergence allows an artist’s style to dominate its medium, rather than the other way around. As an artist myself, this is crucial to me. I’m aware that Emergence can be very aggressive in its look, but properly handled, it becomes subordinate to style…just like other expressive media.

You can learn more about Karen and the Digital Art Academy here.

The Emergence Brush System for Corel Painter is available for $39.95. You can purchase Emergence here.

Emergence User: Kari Nanstad

Artist: Kari Nanstad

Artist: Kari Nanstad

Artist Kari Nanstad works in multiple styles. I like to refer to this style as whimsical illustration. Kari often balances her illustrations against textured backgrounds. Her use of Emergence here demonstrates how it doesn’t need to be in your face. Rather, Kari used it here as one element of many. And as a result, her style shines through.

Emergence, like Kari, has a wide range of expressibility. How you use it is up to you.

You can see more of Kari’s art at her website: Kari Nanstad Fine Art.

This is the first of what I hope will become a series of Emergence users’ work. If you have utilized Emergence in your artwork and have a sample you’d like to share, send me a JPEG and a short description of how you used it and I’ll feature it here on the pixlblog.

The Emergence Brush System for Corel Painter is available for $39.95. You can purchase Emergence here.

Upgrade policy for Emergence

I’ve been getting some questions asking what is the Emergence upgrade policy when a user gets a newer version of Painter.

Here is the Upgrade Policy: If an Emergence user upgrades their version of Painter, please send me a message and I will provide a link to the requested new version.

I sure wish that a single workspace file was compatible with successive versions of Painter. Unfortunately, it seems that each new version renders earlier workspaces buggy. So, my plan is to simply update user requests with the requested new version. Cumbersome, but it should work.

Brushstrokes Reimagined: Emergence is now available!

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I’m happy to announce the release of Emergence, a uniquely expressive brush system for Corel Painter. Emergence is available for Painter 2019, 2018, and 2017.

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Emergence for Corel Painter represents a unique approach to expressive brushstrokes. Highly customized Paper Grains represent the heart of Emergence. 35 grains are supplied, enabling a wide range of textural possibilities. And by inverting the grains’ dynamic range, a total of 70  variations are available. The result is a rich expressive textural painting environment.

Painting by Karen Bonaker

Painting by Karen Bonaker

Emergence brushes utilize a dab Aperture that is composited together with the current grain. Six variable apertures are supplied, with each aperture providing a distinct stroke style. Random portions of an Emergence seed grain are sequentially selected and gated through the aperture, resulting in a randomly textured brushstroke.

Painting by Deborah Kolesar

Painting by Deborah Kolesar

Emergence is designed for high resolution. Unlike traditional Painter brushes, Emergence brushes use a wide dab spacing to achieve its textural diversity. As a result, Emergence brush performance is not hampered by a high resolution canvas. 

A set of 10 video tutorials are included to show you how quickly get up to speed with the Emergence Brush System. Emergence is available in 3 versions for Corel Painter 2019, 2018, and 2017. Emergence is $39.95.

Visit the Emergence sales page by either clicking here on the Emergence navigation link at the top of the page.

Emergence High Resolution Demo

The Emergence brush system for Corel Painter is designed for high resolution. Unlike traditional Painter brushes, Emergence brushes use a wide dab spacing to achieve its textural diversity. As a result, Emergence brush performance is not hampered by a high resolution canvas.

This demonstration shows Emergence painting on an 8K canvas…that’s 7680 x 4320 pixels. The first couple of resolutions in the video are using brushes that are 5-600 pixels wide.

I recorded this on my MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014), 2.5 GHz Intel Core i7, 16 GB.