ack at the iPad 2, I thought I was going to try digital art: draw, manipulate photos, all kinds of things.
My fantasy lasted about a year. The apps I could find where clumsy, boring, and limited. No one around me wanted to do the same things...so I had only myself to teach me. My iPad became a more portable laptop...with great video and books.
Fast forward a few years later...when I meet artist and quilter Susie Monday in Lisa Call's Master Class. This artist has some seriously cool, colorful, wacky, quirky, serious artworks in digital formats...AND SHE TEACHES HOW!
I'm so excited and scared but I'm going to give this a go. It's time. I WILL continue to use paper sketchbooks, but I'm excited about the new tools and apps that will push me into different designs and colors.
Artist Danny Gregory is a serious sketcher with published drawing books. He explains and shows why he's using his iPad so much here: https://www.artistsnetwork.com/art-inspiration/me-myself-and-ipad-art/
If you're interested in learning more about art on the iPad, go here: http://susiemonday.com/online-courses
In the meantime, I'm trying to using only Susie's "tease list" of apps before class starts. That means I'm actually painting more, lol!!!!
A sketchbook and a couple of pens I use. More traditional and way less expensive supplies that I love!
Oh, I'd love to get my hands on this Italian issue of Vogue, January, 2020!
The entire issue, probably not counting the advertisements, are of ILLUSTRATIONS!!! AKA drawings, sketches, paintings...by people.
According to the Italian Vogue Editor, the issue is to protest the environmental costs of taking fashion photographs. It's quite a staggering list in the brief article. The magazine knows that they have to use photographs...this is a "statement" magazine, much like the Art Basel Miami banana. The money saved is marked for charity.
We can argue that photography IS an art form...but since when have magazines used primarily drawings to show fashion? Since 1960s? 1950s?
I wonder if the USA issue would consider doing something like this?
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Sketches of deer heads in my last almost finished sketchbook. I do plan on adding photographs to my sketchbooks...but until then...drawings are fun! ©2019
One thing I really want you to enjoy is the background of your pet's painting.
This gets tricky when you are going to show off your pet painting in the same home.
These two paintings are going to different homes, but the cat is going to a home where they already have a blue background. So the cat's is a little more green, compared to the blue of the dog's.
Can you tell the difference between the backgrounds?
Very bad photo, I'll admit. It's of a painting I did 200? titled Penguin Pose.
I'm doing my best to ring in this 2020 with posts about animal and pet holidays each month.
Sooooo,...for January, here are the pet holidays:
2nd: Happy Meow Day for Cats Day
5th: Penguin Awareness Day
21st: Squirrel Appreciation Day
22nd: National Answer Your Cat Questions Day
and if you'd love to have a Lucky Cat drop into your email from now through Chinese New Year on the 25th, please sign up here: add me to my email list.
PS: If you'd like to adopt any of the paintings here, please contact me. They are all available.
Drawing, painting both analog and digital, and other artsy things while living in Costa Rica.
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