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.
watercolor on 9*20cm sketchbook, finishing the last page…
This is a temple in the middle of Little India, Singapore. I only had a few minutes to sketch while my friends went inside to take a quick look of the temple.
I was at Bintan, the Indonesia island that is just around an hour’s ferry ride from Singapore, with my family for a very relaxing holiday trip last month. While we were there, we picked a lot of seashells from the beach. I miss that place, so I did a drawing of some of the seashells we picked.
Here is the black and white version, where you can download and print it, and do the coloring by yourself.
Another version that I did with my watercolor brush in photoshop.
added some texture to an old doodle :