When I posted last night's version of this little digital drawing, I said that it was finished, and I really thought it was. But later I realized that one of the most prominent blossoms had no stem attached and was just floating out there in space. So tonight I opened the image in Painter and fixed the problem with a little bit of line drawn with digital pastel. While I was at it, I checked the rest of the leaves and branches, and cleaned up a few more problems. At the last minute, I decide to crop the image at the bottom for better balance. I think that was a good decision. But now I am calling it. This is done.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
This is the little digital still life that I started over a week ago, sketching on my iPhone with the Brushes app. Since then, I have been using the Painter program on my computer to polish it up. Tonight I made a few changes to the vase, added a little outline to the edge of the table, and cleaned up more leaves and blossoms. I am pretty happy with this little drawing now. (Maybe it will turn up in my store on Zazzle.) In any case, I am ready to say this is done. And it is time to move along. I hope to start painting tomorrow.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
I am almost finished with this little digital sketch. I started this still life several days ago, using the Brushes app on my cell phone, and for the past few days, have been using the Painter program on my computer to clean it up. Today I worked on the blossoms, changing some of the shapes and cleaning up some edges. Just a little bit more to go. . . .
Monday, October 20, 2014
Sunday, October 19, 2014
I started this little still life on my iPhone, using the Brushes app. Then I transferred it into my computer and for the last few days have been working on it in Painter. Today I worked on the top of the vase just a bit, and spent the rest of the time cleaning up the flowers. There is still a little bit more to do. Just because these flowers look kind of whimsical doesn't mean that I don't take them seriously.
Saturday, October 18, 2014
This little digital still life is still a work in progress. Today I spent some time working on with my Painter software. My focus was the stems and leaves. I used bright blue to draw in the revisions to show where each stem and leaf should be, and then I started going over my work with dark green. I also add three little buds to balance the composition. There is still a lot of cleanup to do, but I think this is going in the right direction.
Friday, October 17, 2014
This little digital sketch is still a work in progress. I started this drawing on my iPhone with the Brushes app. Yesterday I transferred the image to my computer and this afternoon I opened it in Painter and started to clean it up. I put a grid over the image and could see that it was off center. I straightened out some of the lines, and moved the vase over just a bit. It was still off center and I didn't want to crop the image, so I added some pixels to the right side and matched the background color. That did the trick. Then I added one blossom (cut and paste) and started to rework the leaves. I was just getting started, but I had to quit for the day. So I will keep going tomorrow. . . .