In my pursuit to create a new piece everyday, I’ve gotten a little sloppy with any sort of story telling I may have been going for. However, I am trying to find time to just create something.
Done in Procreate App for IPad.
I added some lightly painted watercolor to the first sketch, and it is now offered as an 8×10 print at the shop.
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This week I have been really throwing myself into full illustrations. As much as I loved drawing just busts of animals, they left something to be desired. Backgrounds. Currently, I am working on a series of animal based illustrations that tell a story.
Both prints are available for purchase over at the shop.
I have a tendency to find some new creative outlet and become completely obsessed with the experimentation process of finding a new way to create art. Lately I have been dabbling with little drawings on my Samsung Galaxy S2 Andrioid phone.
When I first got this phone a few months back, I downloaded approximately 8 drawing and painting applications. Some were okay, and most with a lot left to be desired. The selection of brushes, finished image size and quality were definitely lacking. Then I found Sketchbook Mobile by Autodesk. I was able to “fingerpaint” by building up and saving layers, much like in Adobe Photoshop. You are able to your preferred drawing tool and customize the stroke and opacity to suit your needs. I freakin’ love it!
The three drawing above were drawn by finger in about 12 layers over a three night period per drawing. I found that drawing with a touchscreen stylus was more frustrating than helpful. The best part is, each finished piece can be exported as a .PNG for the highest dpi and they even look pretty great printed.
I’m then able to use my artwork in graphic design projects or other image manipulations. Totally rad, right?! Lots of plans for these drawings (and more importantly, this awesome app!) for future projects.