PEACOCK GROUPER Cephalopholis argus ( NOT A PHOTOGRAPH OR PHOTOMANIP) by DilettantO
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Digital painting created using Corel Painter v X for a WWF First Day Cover envelope for Aitutaki.
Painting spots on fish (or anything else for that matter) used to be a nightmare, before I ‘went digital’…Even then, for a while it was still difficult, but then I came up with a relatively easy way of doing them…still laborious, but at least doable. How? It’s all to do with ‘layers’…and patience…or is it ‘obsessive compulsion’?

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peacock grouper, cephalopholis argus, fish, nature, marine, aituaki, wildlife

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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  • Tempe
    Tempeover 3 years ago

    so purty , love the blue spots, almost brings it to life. i think it is obsessive compulsion if we are voting . haha ha

  • Vote away. I already cast mine. XX

    – DilettantO

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 3 years ago

    Is striving for perfection now known as obsessive compulsion ?
    Great work Owen !

  • When it comes to painting every single feather on a bird, every single dot on a fish, or every single scale on a reptile…for artwork destined to become a STAMP, I think so, don’t you, Trish?

    – DilettantO

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