Beach Holiday – iPad Paintings, and Sketches on Canvas

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

Just back from a holiday, up the coast of N.S.W – a lovely time with family and friends. Here’s a few of the sea scenes I painted on my my iPad and some sketches.

Seascape with bird painting
I used paint, smudge tools and a touch of white conte crayon on the waves and on the grass, in the “Art Set Pro” app.
Seascape painting
A little bit of abstraction. Liked the loose wash look of this one.
Seacape painting
Paint and oil pastel in the “Art Set Pro” app.
Seascape painting.
Another wash of thinned paint in “Art Set Pro” app. Like the simple design.
Seascape painting
Used paint and oil pastel in the “Art Set Pro” app.

The “Scanner Pro app” is great for bringing in my works on paper or canvas into my iPad.

It picks up detail far better than a photo and you can adjust the light and darks of the image, before saving it to the iPhoto section of the iPad. You can see a comparison, in the two pics below; and following is the final drawing, after adding more media in the “Art Set Pro” app.

Drawing of a fern
Used a black “Inktense” pencil on a canvas sketch pad. This is scanned in with the “Pro Scanner app”.
Photo of fern drawing
A photo of the drawing in my canvas sketch pad.
Fern drawing
Painted this scanned in drawing in the “Art Set Pro” app.
Pear drawing
This is a scanned in oil pastel drawing from my canvas sketch book.
Pear drawing
Enjoyed using the smudge tools in the “Art Set Pro” app, on this scanned in drawing.

I do like the smudgy look of this drawing, but not that pleased with the overall composition.

All the best for your own art adventures.

Thanks for stopping by!

Illustrated Haiku – Haiga, Process Pics, and Links to Blog/Book Publishing Sites

Drawing of Pears
This is the finished version. Tried a few things before I decided this was alright. The words are clearer on the larger pixel size work.

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

This drawing began as a quick sketch using a black “inktense” pencil. With a wet brush, I swished over it – turning it into lovely inky wash. There’s a photo here, of a tiny print version of this drawing; taken from a larger photo of some of my other prints, which I shared in a recent post.

*Pics of the processes are further along.

Looking forward to getting a set of 24 “Inktense” pencils for Christmas. 🙂

Photo of pear print
A print of my pencil drawing.

Since then, I’ve added colour to the scanned in drawing in the “Art Set Pro” app. Then I took it into the “TypeDrawing” app and added my haiku – making it into a “haiga” or in other words, an illustrated haiku. I also put a grey border on it in the “Pic Collage” app.

Colour drawing of pears and a haiku
This is one I did along the way; wasn’t quite happy with it.

I used “alliteration” in this haiku; one of my favourite poetic devices…though it can be easily overused!

I continue my interest in “pears” as a subject matter, and word play. Here’s a link to a post from earlier this year, on these areas and also a post called “About Haiku and Tips on Writing Them”.

Since, during and before – my more formal years of art and english studies; I’ve filled numerous sketch books with my art, scribbly notes and various writings. I find blogging is another great way to keep a record of my art and words.

*Tap on a pic to enlarge them all.

An added benefit, is I can offer some information and ideas, which I hope to be helpful, for your own art and writing journey. Creating posts certainly gives me more incentive to organise my: processes, ideas and finished works, into polished and presentable formats.

One day I hope to publish some of my blog into a book – what fun! Love books!

Below are a few links to sites (out of many) that seem quite good, and can help you turn your blog into a book. I’m still keen to use the wonderful “Book Creator” app, for some of my hand made books – given time. 🙂

blog2print

The Write Life – for blog and book self publishing.

FastPencil – which can help you publish your blog into a book, but is primarily about helping you self publish your manuscripts…

Hope you feel inspired to create a “haiga”. Have a great day!