Borrowing color from a floral arrangement

When in Vegas, I never miss a chance to visit the Bellagio resort, as I can always count on a feast for the eyes. This floral arrangement caught me eye, and has been a great source for creating color palettes: Purple and orange seem like unlikely friends at first. Many years ago, my husband and I purchased a new condo, so we had the pleasure … Continue reading Borrowing color from a floral arrangement

Drawing Mandalas on my iPad

When does a series become an obsession? I have discovered the symmetry tools available in Procreate for the iPad, and can’t quit playing with them! This “drawing assist” repeats the line as you draw, allowing you to immediately see the shapes and patterns formed by the symmetrical option chosen. Most of these were drawn using radial symmetry, though a few were quadrant symmetry. I’m calling … Continue reading Drawing Mandalas on my iPad

Symmetrical, but not really a mandala

This digital drawing was an experiment in switching between symmetry grids in Procreate throughout the drawing. I used both Quadrant Symmetry and Rotational Symmetry. The switching had to be done carefully, because elements didn’t automatically line up as easily when using a different grid. Black, white and two colors of green, no shading     Continue reading Symmetrical, but not really a mandala

Drawing on the iPad, Exploring Procreate

The Procreate app on my iPad continues to amaze me! I’m working on an older iPad with a generic stylus, and my fingers. I can only imagine how great this must be when using a top-of-the-line iPad with the Apple Pen – I understand that gives you pressure sensitivity, so you can make larger lines by pressing harder, lighter strokes by pressing lighter. YouTube has … Continue reading Drawing on the iPad, Exploring Procreate

Wish it was a rug

My husband noticed my new obsession last night…”you’re really excited about that drawing program.” I had tried drawing on my ipad before, but found the experience mostly buggy, and the results were unimpressive. I’m so comfortable with my desktop tools – Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop mostly – that I put down the ipad and forgot about it. Until now. A new version of Procreate has … Continue reading Wish it was a rug