A Drawing Scanned into My iPad; and also an Art App Drawing.

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. 

Scanned in Orange flowers
This is the scanned in oil pastel.
Orange flowers
Used the paint and smudge tools in “Art Set Pro” app.

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.

orange flowers bookmark

Orange flower bookmark

Have a great day.

9 thoughts on “A Drawing Scanned into My iPad; and also an Art App Drawing.

      1. I’m glad it worked out alright. When I first tried out “Big Photo” I emailed a resized pic, to the place where I usually send my art (an office supply store) and the image file was way too big for their laser printer to print it; she could only see a small part of it on her computer screen. I could see it was going to do the job, such a great app! Just what I needed to upsize my art for my site on the RedBubble online store. I’m really pleased, how well my iPad art prints up on the laser printer and it costs very little. My home printer is pretty good, but can be very expensive if you use it a lot. Thanks for your comment; no you don’t bug me! Find it all quite interesting. What size canvas is your print on? Perhaps you could share a photo of the print on canvas, in a post, love to see it. 🙂 Have a lovely day.


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