Lately I’ve spent my art-time – what there is of it! – experimenting on my iPad. It’s not an iPad Pro and its storage capacity is limited, but that’s OK. Having to find workarounds adds to the enjoyment for me.
The basic structure of the experiment is that I create 1000x1000pixel images. That’s small enough not to take up too much storage space but large enough to post on Instagram without bad blurriness
Using only the Autodesk Sketchbook app and my existing photos I’ve created several multilayer images – nearly all faces. It’s been great fun and I’ve discovered new ways to use the app that I plan to apply to other imaging apps, on my desktop. Success!
But this morning I walked by a scramble of barely-used Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils sitting under a box of tempera sticks and my fingers wanted to grab all of them. It’s time to take a break from pixels and use some traditional materials: I need to touch the colors!
Here are a few of the other images I’ve made or re-edited recently and posted on Instagram: