Wednesday, November 25, 2015

River and Woods (Sketch as of November 25, 2015)

Here is the little sketch I have been working on, using the Brushes app on my iPhone. Today I continued my effort to neaten up the trees, added a little depth to the snow banks, and changed the color of the road. Not easy on an itty-bitty screen. I may have to switch to my desktop to finish this. Meanwhile, this sketch is still a work in progress.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

River and Woods (Sketch as of Nov. 24, 2015)

Here is the digital sketch I started yesterday, working on my iPhone with the Brushes app. Today I put in a little time on this, adding a new color for the tree trunks, and straightening out the trees a little bit. Drawing on my iPhone is great because I can draw whenever I have a few minutes; the problem is that the screen is so small. To be continued. . . .

Monday, November 23, 2015

River and Woods (Sketch as of Nov. 23, 2015)

I had a song running through my head today, something about the river and the woods and grandmother's house, so I started this little sketch on my iPhone, using the Brushes app.  

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Many Digital Daisies with White Background

I have been posting images of some digital daisies that I drew with the Brushes app on my iPhone. Why daisies in November? No idea! In any case, I need to move along to other things, but there was just one last thing I wanted to do. Although I finished the drawing (colored in the flowers and leaves and added a brown background), I also liked an earlier version of the daisies, just a sketch on white background. I saved a version of the drawing each day, so it was easy to return to an early sketch. It was pretty rough, but I opened it in Painter on my desktop. I added space to the top and sides of the image to get it centered, then used some cut-and-paste and digital pastel to do a quick clean up some mistakes in the image. When I was finished, I "captured" the image as a pattern, and here it is.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Lots of Daisies (Digital Woodcut Version)

I used my Painter program to create another digital daisy pattern. This time, I used the latest version of the drawing, with a woodcut effect added. (See yesterday's post). This pattern is easier to see because there are fewer repetitions. And it is not offset (runs straight up and down), although the position of the flowers makes it look like there are diagonal lines.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Digital Daisies (Woodcut Effect)

Here is the digital drawing of daisies I recently finished, but this time with a bit of woodcut effect added. I drew most of this using the Brushes app on my iPhone, but did the final cleanup on my desktop computer with my Painter software. While I was working in Painter, I decided to try the woodcut effect on this drawing to seesee if a little bit of woodcut would accentuate the texture that you get with the Brushes app, and it worked. I also made a pattern from this one, which I plan to post here tomorrow.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Many Digital Daisies

Last night I finish my digital drawing of daisies. I drew most of it on my iPhone with the Brushes app, but did the final cleanup on my desktop computer, using my Painter program. Then I used Painter to create a pattern from the drawing. Here is how the pattern looks. This version is offset (copies of the design are not aligned directly vertically or horizontally). It is harder to design with patterns that are offset, but still I like the way this looks.