Diary of a digital artist

Adobe Draw vs Procreate

July 14, 2017    
ahahdodo    

Adobe Draw and Procreate are both iPad apps for drawing and painting. I had begun to get a handle on Procreate and loved the immediacy of the painting tools and of course the undo action…something that I couldn’t do when using paints and canvas…so frustrating. I also wanted to find ways to develop my drawing skills using Procreate and started an online drawing course. The course is taught using traditional methods of…    read more 

The Macaw encounter

May 1, 2017    
ahahdodo    

Coming towards me along the beach was a man walking with a Macaw on his arm. The Macaw is a large bird with fantastic plumage and distinctive face patterning. Not a usual site on my local beach but a welcome encounter. The bird was tethered to his arm but seems quite affectionate and calm. Who knows? The facial markings inspired me to do a drawing and rather than draw onto paper as…    read more 

Fabulous Procreate

April 28, 2017    
ahahdodo    

I purchased Procreate and immediately sourced many Youtube videos to work out how to use it. I am not an intuitive user of software and always rely on others’ expertise to crack open the door for me so I can begin to see what is in the room. I generally do a pencil drawing and scan it or photograph it into my software program such as Illustrator so I continued with this…    read more 

A new direction

April 28, 2017    
ahahdodo    

A visit to a David Hockney exhibition earlier this year significantly changed the way I wanted to be a digital artist. I sat mesmerised in front of video screens watching the re-enactment of an iPad painting being created. How did he do that? How did he move objects around and transform them? How did it look so damned painterly? I learned that he uses an App called Procreate on an IPad Pro…    read more