edit Welcome to Digital Painting
Rhoda Draws A Crowd!
I draw caricatures DIGITALLY at events like conventions and trade show...so I literally draw a crowd! Thanks to Ray King, who saw me working at the Web2.0 conference in San Francisco in 2005, I am the official caricature artist for AboutUs.org (also ICANNwiki, WikiIndex.org and a growing number of wikis, it would appear).
I got started working with digital graphics and painting software around 1990, after having been a professional caricature artist and illustrator for many years. Photoshop and Painter changed my life! I learned to transfer my traditional drawing and painting skills to the computer (started with a Mac, due to my basic technophobia, and never looked back). Since 1997 I have written or co-authored a dozen or so books and CD tutorials on creative uses for Photoshop or Painter. I'm currently working on a book titled "Digital Painting Fundamentals with Painter X"
I'm happy to accept assignments for custom digital cartooning, caricature and illustration. Check out my website.
edit Sample Caricatures
Here is some stuff she's done for us! Ray
edit Digital Painting Fundamentals with Corel Painter X
You'll start scribbling right away and develop your sketching and painting skills quickly with Rhoda's informal, down-to-earth guidance. Step-by-step projects and exercises teach you control of your graphics tablet as well as mastery of Painter's Natural Media brushes. Full color illustrations lead you from basic still life to classic landscape and portraits. Use source photos for tracing, cloning or inspiration as you develop an artistic eye for creating successful compositions from scratch. Advanced projects include experimental abstract painting and mixed media caricature. Rhoda draws upon decades of experience in both traditional and digital art and illustration. She is the author of numerous books and tutorials on Painter and Photoshop.
The book includes a CD with the source images needed for all projects, many custom Painter palettes and a gallery of Rhoda's artwork with a wide range of subjects and styles.
- 10 Milland Drive #C6
- Mill Valley, CA 94941
edit Featured Page Nomination
DigitalPainting.com was selected to be a featured wiki page, after having been nominated by the article's creator or some other AboutUs community member. Below is the discussion that led to it's being featured.
- First nominated on 19:37, 19 March 2007 (PDT)
- DigitalPainting.com was a featured wiki page on 27-March-2007.
edit Community Review
- Rhoda does a fabulous job with her caricatures, they are lots of fun!
- -- MarkDilley
- That absolutely rocks, Rhoda! I love it. I am in your debt, thank you.
- Hey THANKS a LOT! :) this is cool !!
- -- Salihawaqar
- Wow, that's fantastic. Thanks, Rhoda!
- -- FatimaRaja
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27 March 2007
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