Since returning to using more of my traditional art media, I’m really enjoying the interplay between working both onscreen, and offscreen (reminds me of Star trek terminology ) 🙂 Such as: catching a pencil sketch with the “Scanner Pro” app, playing about with it in an art app… printing it… then perhaps applying some watercolour. Or enlarging and cropping a part of a scanned in watercolour, printing it, then applying more traditional media to it…and so on..and on.. *There’s info on the captions under each pic, describing it’s travels.
I’m slowly gathering together a collection of finished works in traditional media on paper; as well as their digital/traditional offspring. Some closely resemble the parent, some less so…each a work in it’s own right.
On my post,“About Drawing Faces”, there’s some more general info about the “faces” I love to draw, and an example of a fine pencil technique I used to draw one of my sons as a baby.
I’m also working on some flowers and still life watercolours, and trying out a little oil-pastel – will share some soonish.
Painted with my finger, on the iPad. An imaginary landscape, but no doubt influenced by the beautiful countryside around me. Often I gaze over to the hills, when I take our dogs for a walk. Though, I’m more likely to see our lovely gumtrees, and Australian bush, than these type of trees. Poetic licence! 🙂 I plan to do more landscapes, and feature some of our local trees soon.
Working on my iPad, in these past couple of years or so, has enabled me to rapidly progress in the areas of: composition, colour, line… and refine some ideas on subject matter. Happily, I find this learning (always something to learn), also transfers across, and can be easily applied, to my traditional artworks.
Of course, the dexterity in handling watercolour (acrylics, oil pastels…) on paper/canvas… comes into play. As well, when working on an iPad/tablet screen, there is also a particular set of skills to learn. For me it’s certainly not a either/or situation. I’m delighted – blessed – to have the choice,to use both iPad and traditional tools and media. With also the option (fun) of sometimes merging pixels and paint into one piece of artwork.
Hope you are having fun, drawing and painting; whether on, paper, canvas, iPad or android tablet. 🙂