Changing the Landscape – and About Printing iPad and Traditional Media Artworks

Landscape painting print
This a monochrome version of a colour iPad painting, printed on a lovely %100 recycled cream card – there’s a link to it below.  Difficult to capture in a photo the lovely colour of this card.

If you saw my last post this image will look familiar. I deleted that post….wasn’t too happy with it; though thanks for the “likes”. This is the same artwork as a print in monotone, (and with some little changes) on a 100% recycled card stock – this is from a great Australian company – BuyEcoGreen. It’s a lovely cream colour with tiny flecks through it. I also took the image (the monotone version) back into the ‘Procreate” app, and added a touch more grey in places. As well, I cropped it further before printing it.

I also printed this image on 200gsm 100% recycled Fabriano – White Ecological Artist Paper. A beautiful paper; it takes watercolour very well. You can see an example of watercolour over this same monotone pic below. *Just tap on a pic, to enlarge them all. 

I’m experimenting a lot with printing my art, both my iPad and works on paper and canvas.  Often merging the two types of media together within the one image. I often use Epson Archival Matte for my prints – it seems Epson has good “green” environmental policies for it’s products. I’m also using eco friendly, FSC certified paper (or 100% cotton or Bamboo paper) for both my traditional media, and my iPad art prints.

I gave another Workshop recently, titled: Traditional Drawing: on Paper and iPad or Android Tablet – Expressive Line Drawing. Used pencil on paper, and scanned in the work into SketchBook Pro (has a scanner built in, and is available on both iPad and Android tablets) and then printed it. Everyone did some great work. As with my last Workshop, this one went really well. I was determined to take photos of it, but sorry yet again, forgot to do so!

Also, the landscape is changing (as per this post’s title) in the focus of my art processes. Though continuing to use art app media, I’ve returned to using more of my traditional media: watercolours, pencil, goauche…. thankful for so many choices! And, as is inevitable for us all, with the passing of time, there are many changes and challenges in life – good and not so good. I find much comfort in this scripture (along with many others).

“For I am the Lord, I change not;…” Malachi 3:6 KJV

Hope to share soon, more about making prints of my art.

Thank you for visiting! 🙂

Printing iPad Art (an excerpt from my new page)

Art Print
Some of my iPad art prints. Better not leave them piled up like this for long, could damage them.

*This post is an excerpt, from a new page of the same title, I’ve just added it to my blog. It’s quite a long page, you may need a packed lunch, or a thermos of tea, to see you through the journey. Though I have provided a quick ride back up. 🙂

Pre – Ramble – I mean Amble. 

In these past two or so years; after much experimenting with iPad art, I can see, this will continue to be a large part of how I draw and paint.

I’ve recorded here some of my research, thoughts and experiences, in the field of digital printing. Some of which, I’ve already posted a little about. Sharing information, about iPad art and digital printing, can only be a good thing; as it seems there’s (though it’s changing) a lot of misconceptions – often negative ones – about both these areas. Following are points I look at:

  • making prints of works on paper.
  • Differences between iPad art “original prints” and “reproduction prints”.
  • About giclee/inkjet printing – some links about open and limited print editions.
  • About prints I make at home.
  • Art for all

I’m learning as I go along; and as I’m no expert in these matters, I do recommend you read, the links I’ve

Laser prints
A couple of laser prints

sprinkled throughout this page, as they expand on some of the points I make. *I don’t necessarily, agree with all viewpoints, on these linked websites.
If you have some information you’d like to share, the comment section for this page, is open at my blog.

I’ll keep this page updated, with any info and links I find helpful; and hope it will also be a help to you.

Making Prints of Works on Paper 

Over the years, I’ve often used a colour copier/printer to scan and make “reproduction” prints of my watercolours, ink pen, and pencil works.

Please see my page, to read more… Thank you