Three Works Painted on My iPad

Oranges in a bowl painting
Title: “Out of the Blue”. Used: paint, oil pastel, white texta, charcoal, bit of wax crayon, smudge tools; in the app, “Art Set Pro”.

* I paint and draw with my finger on the screen, rather than use a stylus.

Rose painting
Title: “Rosy”. Used: paint, charcoal, coloured pencil, graphite pencil, smudge tools; in the app, “Art Set Pro”.
Flower painting
Title: “Flower Surge”. Used: paint, oil pastel and palette knife, in the app, “Art Rage”.

Have a great day!

Some Paintings: Trying Out The Art App, “ArtRage”.

Face of a woman
This is the thicker paint thinned down and the watercolour paint. I also used the pallette knife on a few different settings, to create a watercolour effect.

*I draw and paint with my finger on the glass screen, rather than a stylus.

In this past week, I experimented with the recently updated version of “ArtRage”.

If you are looking for a painterly experience, on an iPad – it’s also available on some android tablets – you will enjoy “ArtRage”. There is a rich “feel” when brushing on the paint or pushing thick paint about with the palette knife.

I tried the first version a little while back. It had far too much lag; quite disconcerting to see a brush stroke or line, appearing after you’ve rendered it! It looks like they’ve dealt well with this problem. Now there is only a tiny bit of lag – occasionally.

Pink flower painting
In this one, I applied the paint thickly and used the palette knife.
Pink flower painting 2
This is a close up of the above painting. You can see, near the bottom of the picture a yellowish green curved line of thick paint. This is applied from the tube. Good fun, to push into it with the palette knife.

The user-panel design in “ArtRage” is not as pretty, as the visually delicious, sets of paint tubes, oil pastels…and so on: in the “Art Set Pro” app. But it’s excellent mark making properties, are certainly on par with this app.

Watercolour of women's face
Mostly used the watercolour paint for this and a little pencil and oil pastel.

There is a range of media to choose from; so far, I’ve mainly used the paint. I also tried a little pencil and oil pastel; and smudged them with the palette knife. You can set the palette knife to different types of smudging effects.

Artwork from this app prints up well. An important consideration, when you want to bring images, out from an iPad (or other tablet) to birth them into prints. Hmm, that’s a strange sentence, but I’ll keep it…I suppose iPad art, is in itself quite strange; at least the concept is – however the experience “feels” surprisingly natural!

Painting of women's face
I enlarged this painting on the screen to work futher on some details…it’s still not finished.
Mother and baby painting
I used thick paint and palette knife. You can dial up or down the thickness of both, the palette knife and the brush.

There is a system of layers (though I don’t use them). You can paint and draw on them separately, and then merge them together.

Not something I’m familiar with. My studies and training are in the traditional arts and media; and building up an artwork on one surface is what I’m used to, and how I prefer to work.

“ArtRage” is a valuable addition to my growing array of art apps and other apps I use. I’ll share soon, about some more apps I’m experimenting with, which also help my iPad to become an increasingly valuable art studio.

Enjoy your day!