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First of 4 digital artworks created using Corel Painter vX for a proposed WWF First Day Cover envelope issue for Ethiopia. I have already posted the stamp version of this design, but that was not available for sale. I am please to offer this design for sale as a range of RB products. You might be interested to read the ‘backstory’ to this design Here

I have been a freelance illustrator for over 40 years. For the last 10 years or so, I have been working exclusively digitally, using Corel Painter x V on PC. I do NOT manipulate photographs to create my paintings. I use photos for reference purposes only.

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  • Patricia Anne McCarty-Tamayo
    Patricia Anne ...over 4 years ago

    NICE as alawys my dear freind

  • Thanks PA. Always good to hear your thoughts on my work. X

    – DilettantO

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 4 years ago

    13 August>>>>.1 Day
    Perfect in every way! Well done!

  • Thank you Magaret. Very kind of you. X

    – DilettantO

    JUSTARTover 4 years ago

    great work

  • Thank you!

    – DilettantO

  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseover 4 years ago

    Really wonderful work Owen!!! Love this view of his full horns and magnificent neck!! Great effort my friend. xxx

  • Thanks Rosie. Yeah he’s much more impressive now you can see more of him! XXX

    – DilettantO

  • Helen Akerstrom Photography
    Helen Akerstro...over 4 years ago

    Brilliant work again Owen!

  • Thank you Helen. It’s fun being able to make a completely new piece of art using elements from other pieces. Some people might consider it cheating or being lazy, but I consider it’s just making the most of the options working digitally offers, and the WWF have no complaints! X

    – DilettantO

  • Helen Akerstrom Photography
    Helen Akerstro...over 4 years ago

    I think it’s great, would love to learn only some of your talent in this sphere. LOL

  • Thank you Helen. You can do it! I went to art school, over 35 years ago, when home computers didn’t even exist and I haven’t been back to art school since then. So what I do now on the computer is all self taught. I didn’t even read the manual for Painter. I just played around with it to see how it worked and what the various tools did. But by no means do I know everything about Painter. I only use a fraction of the tools it provides. I only explore further if I get stuck and can’t get the result I want with the few tools I use. I find that’s the best way to do it otherwise you have too many tools and it can get confusing, remembering what they all do. So I suggest you get yourself a small graphics tablet ( Wacom are best) and download a trial version of Painter to play with before buying. I far prefer Corel Painter to Photoshop but that’s just my own personal choice. Many people prefer PS so try that as well. There are other programs available and most have free trial versions you can download to try out. Best of luck! X

    – DilettantO

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 4 years ago

    Great work!

  • GeddaB
    GeddaBover 4 years ago

    I think this is particularly good. I love the clarity and the white surround really works, wonderful work.

  • Thanks GeddaB. As these are for envelopes, they can’t be framed, have a hard edge or bleed off. They have to be vignetted. The keyline and the names don’t appear on the envelope. I just add those for the RB products. X

    – DilettantO

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