This is a sketcher free drawing that I did a couple of years ago. I mirrored it in my layout app. I wish I could remember how I did it. But when you don’t practice using things for a while you forget. The ap is on my tablet, but I don’t use it very often at the moment. I need to get my act together…
Two seperate apps, Sketcher free and Autodesk. I don’t often draw with these, they have different tools and I’m not really up to speed with them. But you never learn if you don’t practice. Also if I don’t use my tablet it gets clogged up with updates….so here they are, a couple of practice pieces,
I did this drawing in an app called sketcher that I used to use a lot on my tablet, but when I got a new phone I found I was creating a lot of things on it and neglecting some of the apps on other devices. Having too many choices or just lucky to have them? But I do need to try and keep my hand in with other apps.
You know you are bored when you start doodling dragons. Not very good ones at that. I was watching a film, the desolation of Smaug and this came out of my head. My only problem was I drew it on my tablet, which isn’t synced to my phone and some of the apps on one are not on the other, so I have drawings on one device I cant access with the other one unless I take a screenshot for instance. Also wordpress is presented differently on each device. I guess because they have different manufacturers. So this was going to be a lot more complex and layered. I might do more……
I don’t know when I did this, probably three or four years ago. It’s a combination of three apps, ArtRage oils, sketcher free and layout. I drew the metallic looking pattern first, then added the spirals and finally divided and mirrored the images.
I probably used a photo editor too. I’m not sure.
The feeling I get from making these gives me great pleasure. I can’t explain, but it takes me out of myself.
Another of my digital drawings, and variations by using filters.
I tend to try different filters to see what the results are. Can you flip the image? Change the background? Alter the hue, colours, brightness, contrast, size, sharpness, solidity, edges.. Make a change, if you don’t like it click the back button, or save it and put another filter over it. When I had photoshop I used all sorts of filters that I don’t have now. But what I have on this small phone is so much more than I had on one of my early smart phones. You just have to try it out.
These images are about four years old. Drawn in sketcher free, then altered in another app that I don’t have anymore after changing phones. I wanted to get a feeling of printing, maybe a monoprint or an etching. I like doing things in one app then playing about with it in another. That way you get more effects than using just one digital application. I want to do more with other filters. I’m thinking of downloading other art apps.
I’m trying sketching in an app called sketcher free, it’s interesting drawing with textured pens, but it’s not easy to control. This is drawn on a tablet, so the format of wordpress is different in it, not wordpress classic. I’m not sure this is going to work. Anyway you only learn by having a go at things, if you don’t try you never know if you can do it. I’ve found the categories tab but I can’t find the sharing tab . So at least I’m doing something , still not feeling well.
Each of these drawings were done slightly differently. The first and third in ArtRage app and the middle one used a photo which was drawn on with Sketcher free app.
Faces are interesting to draw, the first two are from life, the third is imagined. I’ve tried using free flowing pens and different textures backgrounds. Colours are tending towards the blue/green end of the spectrum.
I also thought about which side light falls on a face. I usually draw with light coming from the top right if I’m imagining an image, or from whichever direction it comes from if it’s from life.