Fifth Try

With each drawing, I learn something new.
This painting started as a sketch on paper. Lots of erasing and smudging.
Not transferring to a clean sheet of tracing paper before scanning is a mistake.
With ArtRage 4. I lighten the background and used the palette knife to turn the smudges into texture.

Drawing of flowers and leaves with ArtRage
Pencil drawing scan colorized with ArtRage 4

Iris Shopper

Pencil drawing of iris shopper by Joanne McKinnon

I did this pencil sketch to practice proportion and a possible character for the book. The hand turned out to be the most difficult part. I cleaned it up in Photoshop and finally drew the hand with the pencil tool in ArtRage 4.

Custom Brushes

Brush daps created with Pen & Ink iPad app& Ink iP

One of the advantages of having so many painting apps, is the unlimited supply of dabs to create custom brushes in #Photoshop. Most will let you share in the PNG format. If not, the magic background eraser tool in Photoshop can do it one click. If not removed, the background becomes part of the brush. Not so nice.

In #ArtRage 4, you can also import your Photoshop brushes from the Sticker Spray tool.