Digital art from photos

iColorama is an app with too many features to count. Sometimes I like to start with a photo and quickly add a bunch of random filters and effects. (Of course I often kick myself for not keeping track.) Here are a few examples with the original photos. All photos are from Pixabay.

Abstract source photo

digital painting

Flower source photo

Flower digital painting

landscape photo

abstract painting from landscape

Review: Tangle Starts, Strings

I just received my copy of the new Zentangle® workbook by Alice Hendon:

Tangle Starts Strings

This is a workbook containing 366+ strings for tangling, one for every day of the year, and then some.

In addition to some Zentangle® basics, there is a great variety of strings,

strings

including some mandala strings.

mandala strings

In addition to the 366 daily strings, there is a bonus section of strings created digitally by yours truly.

Geneviève's strings

This is a great book for daily tangling which could evolve into an annual practice.

For more details, and ordering links, see Alice Hendon’s blog post.

More digital marbling

Here is some more artwork based on the digital marbling app Edru. As I worked, some of the images stared to look like critters. Here are a couple of examples.

Edru Critters

Edru Critters

These two paintings started with the same image I created in the Edru app, with different backgrounds applied in Procreate.

Digital Marbling

Digital Marbling

These two are layered with backgrounds created using iColorama, Metabrush, Procreate, and Waterlogue apps.

Digital Marbling

Digital Marbling

Finally, I belong to a Facebook group called iPad Artists – All Included. One of my pieces is included in this video of artwork from group members.

Digital Marbling

For the last three weeks or so, I have been beta testing an iPad app called Edru. This app recreates the traditional art of marbling that is normally done with paint. I have created a few images, and then combined them with my own background and shading techniques. Here are some of them.

If you are interested in the Edru app, scroll down to the bottom of this post for a video.

Digital painting based on Edru

Digital painting based on Edru

Digital painting based on Edru

Digital painting based on Edru

Digital painting based on Edru

Digital painting based on Edru

Digital painting based on Edru

Digital painting based on Edru


This is a short demo of the Edru app.

Alcohol Ink Backgrounds

I recently discovered alcohol inks, and lots of YouTube videos showing the cool things you can do with them. I created a bunch of background textures for my digital art.

Here is one of the textures I created.

alcohol ink texture

and here are two copies of one of the gradients from Set 023 of my digital papers.

gradient

Using the blending techniques I talked about in my last video, I created these four different blends. I can’t figure out which is my favourites.

Abstract digital painting

Abstract digital painting

Abstract digital painting

Abstract digital painting