A Canvas and Art app Mix, and: About Art, Illustration, Prints and Some links

*I prefer to draw and paint with my finger on the screen, rather than use a stylus, or iPad pencil.

I began this work on canvas and then decided to take it into an art app called “Art Set Pro” to paint on it further. *You can also begin with your art app drawing/painting printed out, and then work on it further with traditional media. Another one of those “faces” I like to draw or paint.

You can see some of the processes in the pics below. I used the “Scanner Pro” app, to scan it into my iPad. Then for it’s final home, I printed it out on my home wireless printer – presently I have, just a small A4 inexpensive epson printer. I also brushed on a coating of “Mod Podge” gloss lustre.

*Please touch on a pic below to enlarge them.

As per a previous post, next year I hope to invest in a better quality printer and inks, which will allow for making print’s with “archival” features.

*In the years since writing this post I have continued to explore printers and printing my own art: you can read more about it on my page, “Printing iPad and Traditional Art”. 

Links about protective lacquers and inkjet printing:

imagescience.com.au  “Making Your Own Inkjet Prints”

B&H Photo Video Pro Audio  Print Finishing Lacquers

I’d like to be more involved in the final print production – much as I was when making my little hand made books on my colour copier – an exciting event when I got this! It saved me having to use our local community house copier or the laser printer in the local “officechoice” store. I’d also use it to scan and print some of my watercolours and pencil drawings. I’d then sometimes add colour tints to an acrylic gloss gel medium and brush it over them. I made cards with some of my colour copied artwork as well.

Now my old copier, sits rather forlornly to one side, as technology marches on.

So much of the art I love (and perhaps, for many of you) was first seen, as a child in print: in children’s books and encyclopaedias…magazines. I think there are many great artists among illustrators and visa versa.

On this point, here is a link to an interesting article “Is illustration Art” on a site called The Virtual Instructor.

A couple of links to two artist/illustrators I enjoy: the wonderful art and illustrations of Pat Achilles at her blog AchillesPortfolio; and Barbara Bromley at her site Artful Passages

Thank you for stopping by – have a great day!

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