Friday, December 18, 2009

The Gloop Pen

This is the pattern of stained glass on my back door. As I was sketching this painting yesterday, I had the idea to draw the house across the street looking through this door so I began to think about how to do this. This is a study where I used three layers (again in Artrage 3). The painting from yesterday on layer one, the transparent glass color on layer two, and the divisions on layer three. I used the ruler stencil and inking pen to make the divisions and then created the middle layer and used the gloop pen (great name, huh?) to make the transparent glass. I suppose I could have used another tool like the paintbucket and set the opacity level but I just wanted to use the gloop pen because it seemed like more fun.

2 comments:

raena said...

Oh, interesting effect! It really does work for stained glass!

Happy holidays!

Ken Foster said...

Thanks Raena. Now if Artrage would come up with a reflectivity pen I'd be all set!

Happy New Year to you and yours!