2016 is the year for ACEO! I’m going to keep on painting, keep on experimenting, and hopefully keep improving… :)
I’ve posted my first watercolor video on youtube! Go check it out!
WOW, 2015 is here already!! One of my 2015 resolutions is to keep up with the Illustration Friday challenge, so here it is for the first one in 2015 – Invention:
Got some new watercolor to play with – M. Graham Cobalt Mix 5-Color Set
Beautiful colors :)
mixed with Holbein’s Arizona Red:
i’m going back to school… again… :) wish me luck!
A little drawing for my dear Mom, wish you happy and healthy everyday.
I drew the bear with a hand-made twig pen on rice paper, and then add the background and words in photoshop.
The iPad app Paper by FiftyThree is my favorite sketching app. It is beautifully design, and is so fun to play with. I think Paper is the best app for quick sketches and doodles. I’ve been using it to draw, to sketch, to write down ideas and to-do list.
I really like the notebook metaphor of the interface. You can add new books, customize the title and choose your own cover image. Also, it doesn’t seem to have any limit on the number of notebooks and the pages of each notebook that you can create, I’ve already created 7 different books and one of them has 90 pages!
When you tap on a book, you can then ‘flip’ through the pages. You can also share the image out to twitter, facebook, tumblr, likedin or the camera roll all at the same time.
The app comes with one free drawing tool – the pen tool. It creates beautiful energetic lines and you can control the thickness by varying the speed. The line gets thinner when you move faster.
The pen tool also made my handwriting looks so much nicer.
I also bought the watercolor tool and loved it. Look at these juicy colors!
The watercolor tool allow me to add color to a large area easily and I really like the effect it creates.
Sketches look much nicer with color too.
The watercolor gets darker when you keep painting over it, which is awesome as you can get some really interesting mix of colors.
This mini landscape is painted by overlaying the watercolor.
Even though the tool and the color is limited, the potential of what you can do with it is unlimited. If you still haven’t downloaded the app, go do it now and join in the fun! I am still exploring and experimenting. Please visit my tumblr blog for more drawings and doodles I made with paper http://whydoodle.tumblr.com/
Inspire is quite easy to use, and I really like how the colors can be blended together beautifully. However, the canvas size is too small for the free version, and the image looks kinda blur when you view it on the computer.
Pixlr-o-matic is gotta be one of my favorites. It provides many filters that could drastically change the mood of your photos. I found it equally useful for drawings and paintings.
In this Rabbit King painting, the one at the upper left corner is the original one painted with Inspire using fingers, and the rest are different versions of the same painting created by Pixlr-o-matic.