I have an iPad Pro and I use it in a number of ways for my art, designs and the planning of my Designs.
- I’m going to show you how I used it for some of the illustrations for my Bayeux Project.
- I photocopied the image I wanted to reproduce.
- This is a screen shot of the process.
- I use Adobe sketch, an iPad and an iPhone application.
- On opening the application you will find two small squares on the left hand side. One has sketch layer written on it, the other has background.
If you press the + sign, it adds the image layer. By pressing the image layer box it directs you to add the photo. You need an image and a sketch layer.
A box comes up on the screen Image layer and if you slide the Opacity dot to about the middle of the blue line, you should be able to see an image although faint and in reality you have a digital tracing paper over the image.
I chose to use a black pen, size 3.0. If you press on the pen, it will show you the color and a size for the line. Its sort of like a little circle with a dot in it and the size.
This is what it looks like, I carefully trace over the image.
When I’ve finished the drawing I slide the opacity dot completely to the left. It takes the background image out of the picture and leaves you with the drawn outline.
You can see where I’ve pressed harder on the 2nd horse on the right. The pen is quite sensitive.
I can painter color it in with the implements on the left, but I want to ‘fill’ it in so I use another application.
The problem with ‘filling’ is that if you don’t have the lines ‘join’ or ‘end’ you end up with an entire piece being filled with color rather than the small piece you require.
You can save the image to your photos. and I always save it before I color, so that I can maintain a base piece of art. I could watercolour it, or color it with pencil at a later date.
I have another application called ‘pigment’ and I transferred the image into there and began filling with color.
I’ve used a particular color palette that I designed for the Quilt. I’ll show that technique in another blog when I’ve finished this picture.
This is another image in process, but its just a pencil drawing.