I finished my most recent painting, but until I get a photo of it, here are some digital works I do as little quick sketches when I’m bored, or studies when I’m out and want to continue painting.
I love my iPad, much easier to carry around than paints (or even charcoals.) BUT it’s not as intuitive as using a utensil to draw if you use your finger, or with a stylus they tend to stick a bit. Still, you can’t beat it for the convenience.
This was the study for my most recent painting. And see I did it at a tea place while killing time (and getting caffeine) before figure drawing. Very convenient 😀 Value studies are really important to me, which is why I usually do a full drawing first. Also this is a good example of the real reason I want to do art. Naked women. 😉
I realize her left eye is wayyy off on it’s own up there, but unfortunately there is no copy paste, and since I was working way up close on here and my big finger (which is really a small finger but… you get the idea) was in the way… well anyways I did this on part of a plane ride from L.A. to Phila. 😀
A super quick 10 minute study on a bus to NY
Even though I didn’t put a lot of thought in the drawing here, this helped take this painting to the next level. I couldn’t figure out what I didn’t like about my painting, so I drew this and went crazy (because, well, there’s an undo button!) and then I figured out what I needed to do. The painting of this is my favorite painting to date and all because I did this little ditty
Bernard the most handsome cat of all time. Sorry if you have a cat and you think he is more handsome, you are wrong. I think he won an award or something for it. If he didn’t, I will make one of those cheesy late 90’s gif awards that used to go on websites with cat gifs and then you will know he’s legit. I don’t do animal portraits often, but it’s something I want to get into.
I think I posted this one before I went crazy with the smudge tool. I’m still not really getting edges where I want them, so I’m practicing away. Also in the upper left hand corner there is a hunky dude wearing a sweatshirt. ONLY a sweatshirt, and it is unzipped quite a ways. You’re welcome, ladies.
And lastly, preliminary stages of a drawing. Doodling is fun and even more so when you can doodle with colour and mess around with things without permanency. Thank you ipad for making me even lazier about remembering to bring my sketchbook.
And for a good laugh, here is a public service message that I think is really important for people to know:
It’s a dangerous addiction!! Be careful!