When I say digital, I mean finger painting.

I did a drawing in ArtRage oils today, it’s a drawing app with pens and a metallic/non metallic slider so you can add a sheen of apparent oil paint if you want. In this case I drew with my finger although I do have a stylus to draw with if I want. I have this free version and I also have the paid for app with more pens and brushes. I like the freedom it allows me.

Drawing Jupiter

I do like drawing and painting planetsUntitled60_003

This was drawn in ArtRage oils. I used the dry brush and metallic setting for it except for the moon where I turned the metallic option off. You can’t paint smoothly with it but you can get an impression of what you want to depict. The largest brush size is the size of the moons shadow, so to build up the background you have to shade backwards and forwards to cover the whole picture. This is glorified finger painting!

You will notice the top left corner is lighter than the bottom right. That is because the app is set up to have graduated shading across the picture. There is some difficulty drawing accurately on a screen with your finger, especially when the surface is apparently fluid. The result is the moon in the bottom right corner does not look quite right. The image is imagined, not taken from a photo. The moon is not identifiable but would be one of the four seen by Galileo. (the four biggest), (no I can’t remember their names!)


Tried to draw Frida.



Have you ever tried to draw on a computer with your finger? That’s how I did this on my tablet computer using a sketcher app.

I tried to accurately draw Fridas’ features from a self portrait she did with a bird, cat and monkey. I’m afraid my skills did not let me draw the cat or the monkey, and I know this is not accurate but I had to keep flipping between a photo of a painting and the drawing. So I hope Frida fans will forgive me.

The drawing was prompted by some recent news that a room in Fridas house had been opened up after 40 years of being sealed. Apparently there are many unseen peices of work by the artist.

I could try and put more details into it but I have decided to leave it for now.