More Digital Artwork

Here are a few of the things I have been doing with the digital paintings I have been painting lately. I have never really liked painting flowers because they hardly ever turn out like I intend them to. Using the Procreate program makes it easier though, because you can erase your mistakes as many times as you need to without tearing up or reworking your paper.

These flowers have turned into some very nice note cards. I am also offering them as digital downloads for printable artwork in two sizes, 4 x 6 and 5 x 7. With these, you can have fresh flowers all year round! They are for sale in my shop and in my Etsy shop.

Digital Painting Time Lapse Video

I have been using Procreate for creating digital paintings, and I am having a ball! One of the cool features of Procreate is that it records all brushstrokes into a video. I am posting one of those videos here to let you see the process of creating my painting of daffodils in a blue vase.

In the video, you will notice that before I added the “regular” colors of the flowers and the rest of the painting, I did an underpainting of other colors. The reason for this is to allow some of these colors to show through in the final painting to add more dimension and glow.

I hope you enjoy this little video!

I’ve Discovered Digital Art!

I used to think that digital artwork was really not art. I know, I know, what was I thinking, right? I do think there can be some truth in that statement, but I have come to the conclusion that it is not always the case.

Sure, digital art apps and computer programs have a lot of filters and ways to manipulate the pictures and create the illusion that the one who “created” it is truly an artist. BUT….I have discovered that is also possible to actually create original artwork using some of these same computer apps and programs. I do need to explain here that the original artwork I am referring to doesn’t use the fancy filters and “computer-made” effects, just colors and digital brushes.

A few weeks ago, I bought an Apple Pencil and the Procreate app to use with my iPad. The discovery of these tools has been a game changer for me. I can sit in my recliner and draw and “paint” to my heart’s content without making any kind of mess. I know you are thinking that it is still not the same as painting with actual paints, and I would definitely agree. For sure, there is the aspect of manipulating the art materials (paints, pastels, pens, etc.) that is missing when you create digitally. I will absolutely keep on using the real art supplies and materials, but making artwork digitally is certainly a great compromise, especially when I don’t have a lot of time or am not in a place that lends itself to making a mess.

I have had some fun with some of the different effects that can be done in the Procreate app, but I have also done a few pieces that I would qualify as actual artwork. Here are several of those digital paintings.

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