Some Art in Various Stages of Finish – on Paper and on the iPad

Red flower inkjet print

I began this with graphite pencil and watercolour on paper, then with the “Scanner Pro” app brought it into the iPad. I had not left enough white on the flowers, so in the “Procreate” app I lifted some whites out (freehand) with the eraser. Also added a little more colour here and there before printing it. Unfortunately the original watercolour on paper didn’t finish up as well as this one. Though I’m not altogether happy with this either.  I need to loosen up with watercolour washes; and learn to leave more white paper showing! Always something to learn.

Below are a smattering of works I’ve been doing lately – more info on the captions. Then there’s a quick drawing video of the face I did, shown here in the prints, in the fifth image along.   *Please tap on an image, to enlarge them all.

As always, thankful to God† for all my art opportunities.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!

Some Art in Various Media – and Art Prints

Drawing of rocks

I drew this with an “Artline” pen, (a type of pen I’ve enjoyed using for years) from a photo I took of rocks by a running stream, at a local swimming spot. I brushed over the lines with water – part of the fun is not knowing how the ink will spread. After scanning it in with the “Scanner Pro” app, I painted in some more black tones with my finger, using paint in the “Procreate” app. A grey tone came in with the scan. Instead of rescanning it, I thought it suited the drawing so I kept it there.

Unfortunately, the ink in these pens does fade over time, however, printing it with my Epson pigment ink printer gives it a fade resistant, and smudge proof home. I can then paint on it further in traditional media – as in the image below.

Drawing of a woman
I printed this artline inkpen drawing onto brown kraft paper; then added some coloured pencil work, and a little white (water soluble) neo colour pastel.

I’ve collected together a few of my recent works (play) 🙂 below. As usual there are faces, and pears – another favourite subject matter… I’ve enjoyed doing landscapes again, and I plan to do some more. Thank you for stopping by! *Please tap on a pic to enlarge them all. 

 

Some Recent iPad, and Traditional Media Artworks

Mother and baby drawing
Begun with a black watercolour on textured paper, then painted in a little colour in “Procreate”. On the print, I added more colour with my coloured pencils.

Some of these artworks I began on my iPad, and when I had printed them, I finished them with traditional media. Some I began on paper, and then finished them in an art app. As well, there are those I began, and completed either within an art app, or on paper …and two works in progress on canvas. *The gallery of artworks is a little further along.

The process of mixing traditional media with art app media, opens up a wide range of creative options, and possibilities; and I’m able to create some “one off” works, as well as open edition prints. Once I see how I finish a print with my traditional media, I often work back within the art app (preferring to use my finger, rather than a stylus) and finish the artwork there as well.

On my art app prints, I use oil based artist quality Polochromos coloured pencils. All of the colours, bar two, which I don’t use, have excellent lightfast ratings. Occaisionally, I add a touch of  Sennelier, or Windsor and Newton watercolour, and a bit of Art Spectrum gouache…sometimes graphite pencil…

There’s more from my flowers series in the mix. *Please touch on one pic, to enlarge them all.

The media I use works well over my inkjet prints, but not so well over a laser print, as the toner mostly repels it. However, if want to add further media to the laser print, I work around this a bit, by careful planning (which I often do anyway – making decisions about: composition, tone, colour…) and leave some areas white, or of a lighter colour, in the art app drawing. This means the media adheres better to the print surface.  A laser print (from my local officechoice store) comes in particularly handy for “A3” prints, as my inkjet printer, only prints to A4 size. This suits me as I generally like to work A4 size and under; and I’m not planning to buy an A3 printer – as yet.

There’s more info on my page “Printing iPad Art”. Thanks for stopping by!

“A Dance of Branches” – Painted with Art app Media.

Landscape painting

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

There was a frost outside this morning, and I lay cosy, warm in bed; sloshing about with paint on my iPad, in an app called “UBrush Pro”. It has a lovely “feel” to the paint – a wonderful watery effect – with an edge of unpredictability.

Qualities I enjoy with watercolour on paper – and which can, understandably, be difficult to find on an iPad!

However, this simple, little app with it’s uncluttered, easy to use panel, manages to deliver quite a satisfying watercolour experience. I’d say, a step beyond what I’ve discovered so far, in the better known art apps I use. I also really like the app’s coloured pencils – they seem so soft… Difficult to explain, the “feel” which accompanies the experience, of drawing and painting on an iPad. I gather it must be due to the power of visual perception. I don’t think I’d find iPad art so rewarding without this sensory experience.

A friend of mine, has “UBrush Pro”, and showed me it the other day. I didn’t realise I had it already; found it hidden away, on my busy looking iPad screen. She had the updated version, with the oil pastels, which work wonderfully well; and some other media. It’ll be worth the $5.99 (Aus) to update mine.

This landscape was a product of play, memory and imagination – good fun.

I’ll share some more of my works from this app soon. Have a great day!

Pencil, Charcoal, Paint…in “Art Set Pro” – and a P.S. Note…

Drawing of bowls and lemons

With my finger, on the iPad screen – built this up, much like I’d do with pencil on paper. Mostly drawn, from my imagination; though always see, plenty of dishes..round here! Did look closely at the lemons.

P.S. To my blogging friends – and whoever else lands here.

Since blogging here I’ve used the handy “publicise” option, in WordPress, to send my posts to my “facebook artist page”, or “fan” page as it is often called – a term I don’t much like, or that word “followers”. I’ll now, also, share some quick short posts, works in progress, etc….to my “page”, in between, posting here at my blog. I’ve shared a bit about my blog aims, for this year, in an earlier post. I’ll occasionally, round up some of these facebook posts, and post them on my blog. I’ll still use “publicise” for some of my WordPress posts, particularly for the longer ones.

Not that keen on many things about facebook, though having a page on there (which I had, before I began my blog) has it’s merits.

I thought that posting to my “facebook artist page”; aside from perhaps reaching a wider audience, there is the usual “time” factor – so quick to scoot my pics onto there. Also if I upload a post to my facebook “page” manually – as per this post – though not this P.S section – when viewers tap on a pic for a closer look, they’ll not be whizzed off to my blog.

*Since writing this (rather complicated!) post above, I have shared in a following post, that facebook has changed the  facebook algorithm for news feeds. So this takes the fizz, out of my above plans! Will mostly keep to using the WordPress “publicise” option after all. *Not sure about using instagram. 

I’ve gathered all blogs are websites, but not all websites are blogs….read that somewhere. I’ve put on a static front page (which I can, rearrange now and then, good fun), and so it reads more as a website… I think… ;)… sometimes I don’t have the commenting option turned on.

Enough of my meanderings! Thank you for your attention, mind you, I can understand, if you dozed off along the way…Hmm remember somewhere how it’s good to be concise…oh well.
Have a great day!