Today’s #bandofsketchers prompt was ‘layers’. I didn’t have a clue. I’m sitti g here with my leg up with a pulled calf muscle. I could only think of hens laying eggs, so I imagined a couple of them in a barn. I did take a look at Google after I struggled with how the head looks. It isn’t bad….
Layers of colour
I just found some stencils on a drawing app I have on my phone. I’ve added the plants as layers, the mountain layer and the sky layer I sent to the back. Finally I stretched a tree and just allowed a small section of branches to protrude into the top of the image. I could have used a flood fill on the plants..
After having my phone for a couple of years I’ve almost learnt how to add a layer. So I decided to add a Bernie to a photo… Welcome to Burslem Bernie!
He’s a bit ghostly as I had to draw free hand round him to select his image and my hand shakes to much to do a line drawn with a finger…
This picture was done using a photo of a cover if a colouring book, then duplicating and twisting and mirroringbit in the Layout app. Finally I changed the texture in photodirector, then added a background of starry nebulae and added a grunge layer to it (both in photodirector). The more you play, the more you learn!
I drew some flowers in an oval area in ArtRage oils. Then transfered it to my Sketch app and added the shape, a bit of shading and the background. Finally I transferred it to Photodirector to add some lighting effects. I tried to draw something that looks like a glass jar.
Digital drawing on top of a photo of a paper cut snowflake. Then I put it through some filters and added digital glitter. I must be channeling summer! I’m pleased how it has a three dimensional feel.
I was just watching an on line lecture about using the new photoshop system and it reminded me of this drawing I did back in August. It was a quick sketch of my desk and drawing tablet. We were disussing about doing loose drawings and I realised thats what this is. Apparently I should be building up layers so I can change and alter them as I draw. I need to learn more… Over ten years of using photoshop and I never got into it! Thats the thing if you dont see information and you try aand learn things just by trial and error!
Drawing I did at sketchfu several years ago before the site closed. Basically a doodle with a bit of low opacity to colour the background like watercolour. I was trying to get a Picasso effect.
Remind me not to play with colours! I have stacks of samples of colours on my phone. Sometimes, like this, I put them together in a simple pattern. Different layers and shapes, folds and twists. I chose rainbow colours, but I think the red is actually a deep orange.
Interesting how colour perception differs from person to person.
I like the way there is a definite hard line seperating each line of hot colours from the blues, greens and purples. Interesting what you can do with photos of carrier bags, tee shirt material, yellow paper, a cleaning cloth and a patterned throw.