Bill Brauner – Digital Painting
A few words by the artist residing in Angels Camp:
Bill Brauner’s 45 years of product design and development background include successfully developing and running several different consumer/industrial/computer accessories companies. His latest company, ReadyMax Tools and Safety (Products) developed over 45 industrial tools/Safety products and fly fishing accessories for Retail and OEM markets, and received several utility patents. His product design/development knowledge, coupled with a strong mechanical engineering background (BS degree) is very broad and diverse. He holds over 8 patents in computer products, industrial tools, safety products and fly fishing gear.
His passion for fishing, and the outdoors covers a lifetime of experiences. He’s a Master Fly Tier with over 58 years of experience, was a fishing guide in Oregon, and has fished all over the world. His other passion is photography which has been in his blood since birth. He is the son of a Kodak optical engineer (father) who taught him how to use a camera at a very young age. Bill has taken several advanced photography courses at the college level and photographed events of all kinds, worldwide.
Digital Fine Art Painting
Bill’s advanced knowledge of software programs like; Photoshop, Solid Works, Lightroom, etc., have enabled him to use the digital medium to create one of a kind digital fine art using his photography.
Digital Painting is created by taking high resolution images and importing them into Photoshop. There, they are converted into a special file where the use of actions, brushes, filters and layering is applied to create special digital effects. Further layering is applied to add patterns, textures, etc., to give the image a real painted effect. This process is used for oil painting as well as watercolor.