Secrets of Corel Painter Experts: Andreas Rocha
Has Painter helped you to define your own style?
The Blender brushes and the Palette Knife really helped introduce the more dramatic aspect of my brushstrokes and make my paintings look less digital and more traditional. I love the way colors are blended using these tools, and I think this is something that I like to retain in most of my paintings.
What motivates you?
What motivates me is trying to be as good as the artists I most admire. The Internet has such a wealth of digital art content, and it grows daily. Almost each week I find out about a new artist and get blown away by his work. I am inspired by this work and try to emulate the artist’s techniques and the overall feeling of his paintings. Another thing that gets me going is comparing my current work to some of my past works and seeing the evolution. This keeps me going and makes me wonder what I can achieve in the future.
How has the Internet influenced your art-making process?
The most important thing has been discovery of other artists who showed me how far I can take digital art. This has made me work harder and aspire to become as good as the artists I admire. A daily ingestion of digital artwork keeps my mind fresh and prevents me from getting lazy.
Another important aspect is the wealth of Internet information available on the subject of digital art and all the free tutorials you can find. The digital community is open and, most of the time, ready to help.
What advice do you have for artists working with Painter?
I think it would be to not get overwhelmed by the large array of tools available in Painter and instead try to seek out the few that you can become really good at.
Lego, Phoenix Age, Fantasy Flight Games, Grasshopper Manufacture, ROAR Publishing, Post Panic, Big Tree Games, Radical Publishing, Krypton Photo, American Greetings
Awards and Career Highlights
Graphics for Castle Age Facebook game; illustrations for Space: A Complete Picture of the Universe (Roar Publishing); matte paintings for Infinite Oz