A few years back I did some artworks using oil pastel on paper; over which I brushed on a thin wash of black paint. This simple technique makes the colours stand out quite vividly. On my kitchen wall, is a bright orange flower drawing I did back then, using this method. Today I did a another version of it, using a completely different method – by drawing it in the “Art Set Pro” app, on my iPad.
They each have qualities I like.
You can see both of them below.
The scanned in flowers, though fairly bright on paper are even more vivid here; a rather nice effect of using the “Scanner Pro” app. I haven’t really tried the filters and effects in some apps, which can be applied to an image – one day I probably will.
I made a bookmark (please see below) from the drawing I did in “Art Set Pro”. I did this by cropping it in the “Photos’ app. I enjoyed trying out a few ways to slice up the drawing. They just didn’t look right or I would have placed another one on the printable sheet. I usually print the drawing first before I place the pdf here – ran out of time…and that’s not an unusual occurrence. However, I’m better these days, at judging how well an image will look in print, from how it looks on the screen. I’m pretty sure it’ll be fine. Though I tend to get way too fussy, so I’m likely to change it a bit at some stage!
Knowing when to stop working on a drawing or painting is itself, an important part of the whole process! I’m still learning how to do that. 🙂
About the bookmark
To download the free printable bookmark, just touch on the title below. This bookmark is approx, 15:1/2cm x 6cm, positioned on an A4 (approx, 21cm x 29cm) sheet of paper. *For personal use only, not commercial. Thank you.
Have a great day.