Painted with my finger on the iPad, using the “Nikko Rull” brush, in the”Procreate” app. A blunt sort of brush which suits a bold style of line-work, and the use of flat applications of colour. I love how it reminds me of the look of a linocut – which I used to do years ago. However, while raising a family, gouging into lino became much too time consuming; and it was certainly best, to keep any of those sharp tools away from four energetic boys!
I can see in my iPad art, that I revisit similar styles, media and subject matter, to those I’ve used for years in my traditional art. Drawing and painting on my iPad, saves me lots of time, though each work can still take anywhere between 30mins to a few hours.
In “Procreate”, I discovered if I sidestep the layer system, bypass the plethora of tools and media on offer, and head straight to the basic, but beautiful paints, oil pastels, charcoal and so on… then, I find my comfort zone. Then, I can draw and paint in a way which suits my traditional training.
I do love the look of works by the clever artists, who employ all that “Procreate” has to offer – which I’ve found in recent months, is quite a lot! I gather some of it’s workings are akin to “Photoshop” – not sure, I’ve never ventured much into computers.
The touchscreen technology, namely my iPad, sort of “drew” me in – excuse the corny pun! I find it a simple and exciting way to draw and paint; and particularly enjoy using my fingertip on the screen, rather than an iPad pencil – though I hear the pencil is excellent. *I also have a keyboard attached to the iPad, which makes it all the more comfortable for arranging my art and words.
With all my lovely traditional art media to use as well, I’m really spoilt for choices, and so thankful!