This is a portrait of Flickr Artist Gina Marie for Julia Kay’s portrait party. I used a combination of Inkpad and ArtRage to give it a more painterly and textured effect.
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This is a digital collage for the Mobile Artist Assigned Paintings group on Flickr. The theme was Poetic Language which had me a little perplexed at first. I couldn’t think of a poem to use at all and thought of using song lyrics instead. Then I remembered the movie “Howl” about Allen Ginsberg’s poem and the animated sequence that accompanied a reading of the poem. Some parts were abstract but other parts were too literal. I didn’t want to illustrate the poem but give my impressions of the images that came to my mind. I used Tooncamera, PicGrunger and Sketchbook Pro for this one. The second image was made with Percolator and Sketchbook Pro.
This is a portrait of Aurora for Julia Kay’s Portrait Party on Flickr. I had a lot of fun working on the various patterns, especially the ones behind her head. I imagine that Matisse would have loved the Inkpad app because you can create and move around shapes like he did with his paper cut pictures.
This week I was the lucky artist to submit the 20,000th portrait to Julia Kay’s Portrait Party on Flickr (and my 188th portrait). This is a portrait of Jane Sherwood and her daughter created using ArtRage on the iPad. I was experimenting with using different brushstrokes and blocking out the color using larger shapes. I had watched an ArtRage tutorial on line and was trying some of the things the artist demonstrated. The challenge for me is that I am used to using acrylics and know how to thin the paint using mediums, but in ArtRage I start out with my “paint” a little too thick and have to find the right formulation. I also used the pencil brush for the thin lines and the pastel brush for scumbling the colors.
This is a portrait of Andrea RX for Julia Kay’s Portrait Party. Her original photo is in black and white so I decided to use a green and yellow palette. I did this version using Inkpad but also did a second version using PicGrunger and Sketchbook Pro.
This is a portrait for Julia Kay’s Portrait Party on Flickr. There have been a lot of new members lately and I’m trying to catch up on some portraits. I’ve been experimenting with the combination of Sketchbook Pro and ArtRage lately. I like to use Sketchbook Pro first and then import the picture into ArtRage to add various textures and give it a more painterly feel. I recently started using the varnish setting in the oil brush and using it on a separate layer to add brushstrokes to the picture. It doesn’t seem to get muddy working that way. I also like the way it works with the watercolor paper surface, the brushstrokes seem to sit on the surface a little differently than the way it works with the canvas setting.