Flowerpot

Flowerpot shape

I found a way of creating decorations for the books. They need to be light and flexible. With Adobe Shape CC iPad app, I can create shapes that can be finished in Photoshop or Illustrator.
Now I’m thinking of using them in Corel Painter.

Line Impressions

Veins created with line impressions

One of the best articles I’ve read about Painter is how it helps to know how to use the actual media. To fine-tune my drawing skills, I’m back to pencils and paper. I’ve already noticed a difference in my drawings with iPad apps.
Over the years, I’ve accumulated lots of material, which includes books. I learned the Line Impression Technique in Drawing and Painting with Colored Pencil by Kristy Ann Kutch . I used an embossing tool to impress the lines for the veins in my own drawing on Fabriano Sketch paper. Compared to my first few lame attempts this is a great improvement.