Owly

Stress release drawing of owl

I keep a file of unfinished drawings for when I need a break from the current project.
This one I call Owly. It started on my iPad with Artrage. Since then, I retouched with Corel Painter, Painter Mobile, SketchBook Pro and Photoshop.
The effect is similar to snuggling with a good book and a cup of tea, at least for me.

Design on the Go

Kindle comp

Ideas rarely come to me when I am sitting in front of my laptop or desktop. The iPad and the android tablets are easier to take with me everywhere.
This morning, I tested sharing between two Adobe iPad apps. I did the quick line drawing with Adobe Sketch and sent it to the cloud.

In Adobe Comp I created a new format for a Kindle HD. I used one of the fonts I licensed from Typekit and the drawing from the cloud. When done, I could send the project to Illustrator, Indesign or Photoshop on my laptop.

Now I can really design on the go.

Daily Sketch

Hand 2

My daily practice sketch. This time with the Pen & Ink iPad app. The nib of my stylus makes it difficult to draw more precise lines. When I do get a fine point stylus, it should be easier.

I am expecting an Android tablet in the next week or so. Looking forward to trying out drawing apps on it.

Milk Can

Quick sketch on iPad with ArtRage

While my grandson slept, I did a quick sketch on my iPad with ArtRage for a possible composition.

La Plume

Feather skethc created with ArtRageDecided to take a break from working on laptop and doodled with ArtRage on my iPad. I collected many feathers when the wild turkeys visited on a regular basis.

Adrift Skiff

Adrift Skiff drawing created with SketchBook Pro

With the laptop stuck in an update loop, I doodled on the iPad with SketchBook Pro. I do not have a compatible stylus, so no pen connection.

I did use the complementary option in the Copic colour palette. They do appear to work well together.

Photo Painting

Goesta pelargonium photo painting

I had a need to be creative. Yesterday, I took a photo of a Goesta blooming on my windowsill with my iPad.
In Photoshop, I removed the background.
With Kuler, I found the colour harmony for the base layer, saved everything in PSD.
Opened the file in Corel Painter 2015, used several of the oil brush variants to
rework the layers and to blend them.