So this was an experiment the first image is from about 8 years ago when I actually painted abstract paintings. The second and third images are from ArtRage which I tried to do an abstract work from scratch. Of course I like the original painting best but this was my first try at working in ArtRage on my iPad. So this was fun and I think I will explore it further. I need to figure out how to get a more brushed look in the digital images. I actually had that but kind of softened it in Repix. I am learning but having fun. This makes me want to paint for real again. I lost my studio when we moved into a smaller house 5 years ago so it is not easy to paint large canvases where I am now. But it is something to think about.
Sunday, May 21, 2017
So I thought I would explore some apps I frequently use on my iPad. I figured I would start with the above image and go from there and keep track of what I use. I cropped it to the size I wanted.
The image above was worked on in ArtRage. This is a new app for me and I do not know too much about it. It is pretty much a paint program and I really want to explore and see what it can do. You can create layers in this app so I created a few and painted and drew on the layers. I then saved the image for the next step.
I took the ArtRage image into MetaBrush and painted on top of it. I really love MetaBrush but am still learning what it can do and how to do it. It is made by the same person as iColorama. This app really gives a photo a painterly look which is what I want.
I then took the image into Repix one of my favorite apps. I further refined the painterly feel of the photo. I added charcoal, drips, tags and other marks. I love what you can do with this app and I was pretty happy with the image so far.
I next brought the image into Procreate and layered a texture over it and did a few slight adjustments to it.
I then brought it into Stackables and added another texture. What I like is that I have the same image to compare. I learned a lot doing this exercise. I jump from app to app on my iPad and when I am done I have no idea how I created the final image or even which apps I used or in what order. I do consider this just an exercise but I do like what I created in such a short time. The iPad is really amazing and the apps mind blowing. I plan on learning and exploring during the summer months and the best part is that my iPad is portable.
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Background - composite of a couple photos
Textures, birds, tree, bird brushes, hair strands, feather, grasses, sparkles - all my collection
Monday, May 8, 2017
Image created on my Mac in Photoshop then moved over to my iPad for processing. Apps - Procreate, iColorama, Repix, Stackables. This is bits and pieces from a lot of different stuff. I know I could have continue to use PS to complete the image but I really want to learn the Apps on my iPad and see what they can do.