As in my Koala drawing, I drew this Kookaburra with a graphite pencil on 300gsm, “Reeves medium surface” watercolour paper, and then scanned it in with the “Scanner Pro” app. And again I used the “artist crayon” and “pencil” in the Procreate app, to add (freehand) the colour work; which gives it a lovely pastel... Continue Reading →
We have some lovely native animals and birds here in Australia, and I thought it’d be fun to make a few drawings/paintings of some of them. These will be added to other art images I personally print as Art cards. I have some available here. At times I also do A5/A4 art prints. I began my... Continue Reading →
Drawn freehand, with a dip of my fingertip, into some pretty colours in the Procreate app. In this app I used: gesinski ink, pencil, and the smudge tool set to gesinski ink.
*Watercolour and inkpen. This first small painting is of a bunch of gumleaves I picked and placed in a glass vase on the kitchen windowsill. They were quite dry (like our weather around here) and formed intriguing sculptural shapes. Another Gumleave painting here. Below, a windowsill view with fruit - drawn from memory and imagination.... Continue Reading →
*Began with graphite pencil, on approx. 12cm x 17cm - 5” x 7” Canson 220gsm paper; with a little white oil pastel to provide some highlights. It’s only when adding the watercolour washes, that I could clearly see where I’d applied the oil pastel - which was part of the fun. I also used a... Continue Reading →
I’m doing more gouache painting lately, and I thought I’d also try gouache in Procreate on the iPad. I like the smooth, soft feel of gouache in this app - I also used the pencil for a few details around the woman’s eyes. I could get it to a fine point, even though I’m using... Continue Reading →
*A play with the delightful Gesinski Ink in Procreate. I also used the smudge tool, set to Gesinski Ink, and swished it over some areas. This adds a further painterly effect. I plan to do a print of it. I think a textured watercolour paper would suit this image. Firstly, as is my usual practice,... Continue Reading →