Inkpen and graphite pencil in one of my sketchbooks. This is an inkjet print I did of it, on Canson 220 drawing paper. A gallery of works further along.
Over the years, I’ve continually tacked up my artworks: sketches, poems, watercolours… usually in the kitchen. As a mum of four boys (young men now) this is where I was for a large part of the day.
I’d jot down sketches, ideas, and notes…in between buttering toast and so on; and it helped to see where I was going. Or at least when I got “time”, where I wanted to go! I still find this helpful to do at home, and in recent years, here. As I sort and prepare some art to upload and jot down some notes underneath each image, I often gain further insights…
Some things I see (surprises me in what I don’t always perceive) is my continual seeking of: strong, lively, line work, light and shadow; a fondness for working small/miniatures…and graphite pencil drawing; a lean more towards whimsy…keen to write, illustrate and print more homemade books…will explore working looser and on larger canvases and paper…I know that I return to similar subject matter…want to explore doing a series of the one subject matter/theme in different art media….
*I’ve also recently updated my page, “Printing iPad and Traditional Art”, with additional information and links, which you can read here.
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Graphite pencil then added some coloured pencil, on smooth Art Spectrum, Draw and Wash paper.
Drawn in the Art Set Pro app. Then I printed it on lovely Kozo inkjet paper.
A tiny watercolour I painted, inspired by the drawing I did in the Art Set Pro app in previous pic.
I drew this with my fingertip, in the Art Set Pro app.
This is a print on Stonehenge 250gsm cotton paper, of my Art Set Pro drawing, as seen in the previous image.
I used the drawing I did in the Art Set Pro app as a reference for this: watercolour, pencil and inkpen drawing.
Coloured pencil, watercolour and a bit of Caran d’ Ache Neocolour 1, permanent wax crayon. I also like their water-soluble Neocolour crayons.
A small drawing in graphite pencil and coloured pencils, I did on Canson Illustration paper. Like the grain in this paper; pleasant to use pencil on.
Drawn with watercolour, coloured pencils on a tiny cut off piece of Strathmore toned tan mixed media paper. 4cm x 14cm
Drawn with my fingertip using the charcoal in Art Set Pro. I first took a page from the UBrush Pro app, which is very white, and then brought that into Art Set pro, via the Photo section on the iPad. There is some lovely paper choices in Art Set Pro, however the white paper is a little grey…which mostly doesn’t bother me. In the Photo section I edited out a bit of the dark tones before printing it.
This is the Art Set Pro drawing (in previous pic) printed onto A6 Canson Illustration paper. I then added some coloured pencil and watercolour.
An inkjet print of a drawing I did with my finger tip in the Art Set Pro app. Think I’ve added a little watercolour and pencil to it here, was working on it a few weeks back. A6 size.
Began with a flurry of black lines, and a splash of Napthol Crimson, Jo Sonja, matte flow acrylic paint. Because it’s matte paint I can work over it with coloured pencil and neopastels. A5 Bamboo paper. This paper is only 105gsm, but is tough and lovely warm white. I’ve ordered more in an A3 size.
This is a “reproductive” print of my mixed media drawing, on A4 Reeves 200gsm acid free, drawing paper. I have drawn over it with coloured pencil, adding more detail and tonal values. This paper is lovely to draw on. I also used a little white gouache on the print.
Tried a print on coloured Canson Mi Tientes paper, top second from right. Over saturated it in the editing process. A print underneath it is on 100% Bamboo paper.
Prints of black and white versions on watercolour paper. I set the printer for a “high quality plain print”, on the left, and on the right I used the “Matte“ setting which picks up more tonal values. Likely the “high quality plain” is ample for when adding watercolour to the print.
Drawn in the Zen Brush 2 app, printed on Kozo inkjet paper. This app has a lovely red/pink ink, and I added some more colour on the print.
This is drawn in a lovely sketch book, which has canvas pages.
Ink pen with Inktense block washes.
Ink pen and watercolour. 10cm x 7cm
Watercolour – getting closer to a more washy look that I want.
Did this a few years ago in the Art Set Pro app. The pencil is a bit limited in sizes to choose from, but really a lovely app to draw in. I also printed it and displayed it locally.
An example of some of the tools in the Set Pro app. It’s a simple lay out, no layer system, which anyway I’m never keen to use if available in an art app – I really love the media in this app.
Drawn in the Art Set Pro app….another example of the apps delightful media lay out. You just tap on what you want to use.
I began with a drawing with Inktense pencils on canvas. 8” x 10”. Then painted with Inktense block washes, and some acrylic paint. As the acrylic paint is matte, I could work over it with watersoluble neopastels… I’ve put a gloss gel medium over it, and will build up some transparent colour. Then do a satin varnish.
While drawing in the Art Set Pro app (see the first face drawings at the beginning of the gallery) I used the iPad’s on screen recorder to make a video of the processes, see below.
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