Painted with my finger on the iPad, using the “Nikko Rull” brush, in the”Procreate” app. A blunt sort of brush which suits a bold style of line-work, and the use of flat applications of colour. I love it, reminds me of the look of a linocut – which I used to do years ago. However, while raising a family, gouging into lino became much too time consuming; and it was certainly best, to keep any of those sharp tools away from four energetic boys!
I can see in my iPad art, that I revisit similar styles, media and subject matter, to those I’ve used for years in my traditional art. Drawing and painting on my iPad, saves me lots of time, though each work can still take anywhere between 30mins to a few hours.
In “Procreate”, I discovered if I sidestep the layer system, bypass the plethora of tools and media on offer, and head straight to the basic, but beautiful paints, oil pastels, charcoal and so on… then, I find my comfort zone. Then, I can draw and paint in a way which suits my traditional training.
Do love the look of works by the clever artists, who employ all that “Procreate” has to offer – which I’ve found in recent months, is quite a lot! I gather some of it’s workings are akin to “Photoshop” – not sure, I’ve never ventured much into computers. The touchscreen technology, namely my iPad, sort of “drew” (just had to put that pun in) me in.
So I’ll just keep drawing, painting, writing, blogging, arranging things on my site…all on my “iPad air 2”. My attached logitech keyboard, for most things, makes it all the more user friendly. I began with an “iPad mini”, maybe oneday a “iPad Pro”…never know. Oh and my lovely: brushes, paper, canvas, paper, pens, paint, pencils, oil pastels, watercolours….do still get a look in at times!