|Here it is, finally!
A special link I promised to add for Corey to the site were we can purchase and download Andrew Jones' videos (Andrew Jones is aka "Android" in forums):
The video we talked about on the phone, Corey, is named:
Andrew Jones Fine Art Series, Volume 1
This video is so much fun to watch! You won't want to miss it and the price is more than right for 60+ minutes of watching, learning, and being both entertained and inspired.
The information below is updated periodically in an attempt to maintain a list of currently active and valuable forums, newsgroups, and e-mail lists around the Painter community.
After a long delay, the recent update and overhaul was done on June 19, 2007.
Generally speaking they offer:
Click the following target links to jump to link categories:
ForumsPainter Forum at Renderosity.com
Current List of Painter Related E-mail Lists, Message Boards, and Newsgroups
NOTE: Some previously listed Painter e-mail lists and forums have been removed from this list due to lack of activity and/or lack of useful and accurate information. The ones remaining are, in my opinion, worth joining and should give you good exposure to Painter tips, techniques, and other Painter artists at all levels of experience, both professional and non-professional.
NEW! - The PainterFactory - Corel Painter Community Forums
Opened in Summer, 2007, formally announced by Corel in Fall, 2007.
Membership includes a wide range of artists, from beginners to expert professionals and all are friendly, talented, and generous sharing their Painter work, encouraging, and helping each other.
The PainterFactory includes:
Site Designer: Steve Szoczei
Banner Art: Andrew Jones (aka "Android")
Moderator: yours truly, Jinny Brown
CGTalk Corel Painter Forum
Opened sometime in 2003 as I recall.
Membership includes 2D and 3D artists, many coming new to Painter from a Photoshop background. Some expert, most intermediate level, and many beginners, doing all kinds of artwork for gaming, concept art, and a variety of other art fields. Some long time Painter users, and highly talented artists in the membership.
No stats available for this forum.
Moderator: Lunatique (Robert Chang)
For all of the CGSociety forums, as of June 19, 2007:
Threads: 454,257, Posts: 4,121,095, Members: 283,528
ConceptArt.org Painter Forum
As with CGTalk Corel Painter Forum, members often come new to Painter from a Photoshop background, some expert, many intermediate and beginner level artists doing all kinds of artwork in a variety of art fields. There are also many long time Painter users and highly talented artists in the membership: professionals, non professionals, and students.
No stats available for this forum.
For all of the Conceptart.org forums, as of June 19, 2007:
Threads: 89,893, Posts: 1,295,612, Members: 78,861
Administrator: Jason Manley
Archived messages available to read go back to February 11, 2001. At least that's the earliest message date I can find. Moderate activity but worth checking now and then. For the Renderosity Painter forum as of June 19, 2007:
Threads: 772, Posts: 3,739
Forum Coordinator: Irene Alora
TutorAlley Forums - Painter-focused - All-member
Forums. Launched in August, 2002.
Corel Painter Newsgroups
There are now three Corel Painter newsgroups for Painter technical questions, tips, and techniques. People from the Corel Painter Development Team sometimes read and post to the newsgroups using the name Imaging Dev.
To join (subscribe using your mail reader):
Add Server: cnews.corel.com
c.Painter (for all Painter versions pre-Painter IX)
E-MAIL LISTS (top)
Well established over
several years, expert Painter
intermediate, and beginner level users. Topics limited to Painter
tips and techniques. No
attachments, no HTML
Full description of list rules is available to read. This was, at one
time, a very active and very valuable
list. It's been very quiet for quite a while now, but I'm including the
Painter list here in honor of it's great contribution to the Painter
community in earlier years and who knows? It may pick up again some
day. As of June 19, 2007:
Opened December 24, 1999, intermediate
and beginner Painter
users, some expert Painter users. Topics generally very open, Painter
art-related, sometimes philosophical. Members share tips, techniques,
links to art and Painter resources, and to other sites of interest. No
attachments allowed. Images can be uploaded to the Files
area to share with other members. As of June 19, 2007:
© Jinny Brown
June 19, 2007
last modified on April 18, 2008