Saturday, July 8, 2017

Digital Doodling

I've been enjoying my first forays into the world of digital art with an Apple Ipad Pro, an Apple Pencil and Procreate, an image editor designed specifically for those tools. It's been an interesting journey and seems to have almost endless possibilities for creating art. So far the most significant limitation looks like it will be my imagination. We'll see how it plays out from here. This first one, which I'd call "Space Freighter" made great use of the concept of layers. With different elements of the image being created on different layers which allowed each of them to be created and then manipulated independently from each other, before saving them all together as one image.

One of the many things that Procreate will let you do is create your own palette of colors so that you can conveniently return to them and select specific colors when you need them. For this next one I choose no colors at all, but instead created a palette of 16 shades of gray, evenly spaced along the spectrum from black to white.

So the whole work was done with only tones of gray and no color at all. That made it easy to locate values that had the best relationship to each other.

I'm really excited about having found this new (to me) media. It will be an interesting journey to watch progress. Wish me luck!

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