Monday, October 20, 2014

Little Digital Still Life (As of October 20, 2014)


Here is my little digital drawing and it is still a work in progress. I started this on my iPhone, using the Brushes app. Then I transferred the jpeg into my computer and for the past few days, I have been using Painter to clean it up and finish it. Today I did a little work on the vase, trying to make it look like glass. Then I spent the rest of the time on the flowers, doing general cleanup. I used the background color to draw tiny lines of separation where the blossoms overlap. This is a lot of work for this funny little drawing, but I like it. There is just a little bit more to go and I hope to finish this tomorrow.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Little Digital Still Life (As of 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

Little Digital Still Life (As of 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

Little Digital Still Life (As of 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. . . .

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Little Digital Still Life (As of October 16, 2014)

This is a work in progress. I started this little sketch a few days ago, using the Brushes app on my iPhone. I have been working on it a little bit at a time and I like how it is going. Now it is ready for some clean-up, so I transferred it into my computer so I can continue working on it in Painter. To be continued. . . .

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Tiger Striped Pumpkins (Digitally Modified and Posterized)



Here's another in my little fall harvest series.  These are miniature tiger striped pumpkins.  The image began with a photo that I took at Trader Joe's last week. Tonight I used Painter's digital airbrush to clean up the pumpkins, and then cropped the photo to get this composition.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Ornamental Kale


I was in Lexington, MA, today, which is where I saw this ornamental kale. I loved the colors, so I took some pictures. Tonight I cropped one of the photos to get this square format. I decided to add it to my little collection of decorative fall vegetables (I have been trying to create a little virtual sukkoh here this week.)