I painted these flowers in the inky Zen Brush 2 app. This is the latest version; even more lovely than the first release, which also has beautiful media. Along with the black and greys, there is now red and pinks, and it’s even more whooshy than the first one. Love it! I’ll be sharing more of my artworks from this app soon. *I draw and paint with my finger, rather than a stylus.
Since I began blogging here about 7 months ago – I’ve tried to present in my posts, the creative potential of drawing and painting using various art apps.
I thought a downloadable information sheet, may also be helpful. I enjoyed doing the “infographic” as I think they are called; look similiar to what I know as “Mind Maps”. Recently when I shared about my iPad art at the local community house it spurred me on to write one. *My info graphic” and a link to it are at the bottom of this post.
Some of my fellow bloggers will be familiar with the information below – though you may glean something more.
Opportunity strikes here, for me to say a big thank you to all of you, for your “likes” and encouraging comments in these past months. Also thank you for your lovely posts – beautiful art, photos, poetry and in general great writing! So inspiring!
Instead of catching you at the other end, I’ll say my cheerio here…and have a great weekend. 🙂
Some general background points
For nearly two years, I’ve explored drawing and painting on my iPad, using extraordinary art app media – not something I really planned. *Some art apps I use are also available on android tablets.
Never thought I’d draw with my finger on a glass screen, or use any of this type of modern technology!
All my studies and training are in the traditional, fine arts. I’ve rarely used a computer and have no skills in using digital art programs.
What began as an initial search for an art app to do simple line drawings, to illustrate my poems; became an exciting adventure, as I discovered apps which offered amazing media – much better than I ever imagined was possible! As in any art materials, there’s both poor and excellent quality. The art apps and their media I eventually found, and now use, are in the excellent category! *There’s more info on my posts and pages on my blog and of course, in the App store.
With the easy to use art apps, I list on the “infographic” below, you can work in much the same style: colours, line work, tonal range…. as you do on paper or canvas. This was important to me. I like to experiment in my artworks, but I also want to continue to use the skills I have spent years developing. So I was glad to find art apps which need little techno expertise, and I could just get on with drawing and painting!
Though many people use a stylus, I prefer to draw on the screen with my finger. I push around, oil pastels, splash around paint, or crosshatch with a pencil and so on… Quickly, I focus on my art, and the “feel” of the media, and the screen becomes my paper or canvas. Some: I print up at home, or via an email for lovely laser prints or off to the printers for giclee prints, or are uploaded to my site at RedBubble – an online, print on demand store. Many, stay unseen – much like my paper sketchbooks.
My iPad (with an attached logitech keyboard) is a self-contained, all purpose, art and writing studio. I use it to blog (I built this website on it) write, paint, draw, read, make ebooks, easily put together “infographics”, scan in my works on paper or canvas, work on them further in an art app, reprint them…and more. Also saves: time, money and space.
To download this information pdf, please press on the title link below. Fits onto an A4 sheet of paper. For personal use only, not commercial. Thank you. I have copyright info on the sidebar of my blog.