Corel Painter 2016 Beta Team

Over the past year, I’ve been honored to participate on the Corel Painter 2016 beta testing team. I use Painter for all of my forensic art work, and I promote it over Adobe Photoshop to other forensic artists. When the 2016 product was released, a few of my images were included.

The image at left is on the website describing all the new features. I’ve used some of the new brushes that give great splatter effects on this skull. I’ve painted the markings on the skull as my version of an Australian Dreamtime image that tells the story of a starry night and groups huddled around campfires while the storm rages.

I did a screen grab of this image from a YouTube video on the site featuring their new brushes and effects. I painted this image from a photograph I took at the Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum in Seattle.
Corel has used this image in their welcome screen that appears when you open Painter. This painting was done based on photos of pitcher plants I took at the University of Washington botanical gardens.
These are additional images I created with the 2016 brushes for the beta team. The first several are skulls using some of the new brushes and trying different approaches – liquid ink, watercolor, particle brushes. I also included a triptych of a 2D reconstruction case, and a drawing of my cat.

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