A few years back I did some artworks using oil pastel on paper; over which I brushed on a thin wash of black paint. This simple technique makes the colours stand out quite vividly. On my kitchen wall, is a bright orange flower drawing I did back then, using this method. Today I did a another version of it, using a completely different method – by drawing it in the “Art Set Pro” app, on my iPad.
They each have qualities I like.
The one above is in oil pastel.
The scanned in flowers, though fairly bright on paper are even more vivid here; a rather nice effect of using the “Scanner Pro” app. I haven’t really tried the filters and effects in some apps, which can be applied to an image – one day I probably will.
Knowing when to stop working on a drawing or painting is itself, an important part of the whole process! I’m still learning how to do that. 🙂